Quotes of the day- John Adams

HBO looks to have another winner with John Adams. I think it is fitting that The Wire is being succeeded by the story of America’s Revolution. Whereas The Wire highlights tyranny’s creation- Prohibition, John Adams is about the revolution and ideas that gave us freedom.

It is unfortunate that we abandon freedom so easily. Whether is to fight drunk drivers, stop pot smokers, or take on the boogeyman of the day Americans have rarely shown so little affinity for our birthright- liberty.

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A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.

I fear the wisdom of this quote. We have turned the 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendment’s into tortured absurdities. For what? For the government promise of safety from drugs/dwi.

Power always sincerely, conscientiously, de très bon foi, believes itself right. Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak.

This explains the moral certainty and smugness of law enforcement arresting drug users. Mr. Adams would hardly be surprised by this quote from Former DEA Chief/Petty Tyrant Asa Hutchinson.

I think conservatives need to think this through. I was honored to meet with some young professionals who were debating this issue, and I commend them for thoughtful analysis. Some conservatives because of our love of freedom drift over and think the government out to get out of drug regulation. So where should conservatives be on the drug issue? First of all, conservatives have a hallmark of basing decisions on responsibility. And secondly, based upon reason. If you look at responsibility and reason, you should come to the conclusion that conservatives should oppose drug legalization.

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