John Whitehead has an excellent article today at LRC about the insane perils imposed by the nanny state on modern parents.
The lesson is this: once a free people allows the government inroads into their freedoms or uses those same freedoms as bargaining chips for security, it quickly becomes a slippery slope to outright tyranny.
Nor does it seem to matter whether it’s a Democrat or a Republican at the helm anymore because the bureaucratic mindset on both sides of the aisle now seems to embody the same philosophy of authoritarian government, whose priorities are to remain in control and in power.
Having allowed the government to expand and exceed our reach, we find ourselves on the losing end of a tug-of-war over control of our country and our lives. And as long as we let them, government officials will continue to trample on our rights, always justifying their actions as being for the good of the people.
Yet the government can only go as far as “we the people” allow. Therein lies the problem.
We have suspended our moral consciences in favor of the police state. As Chris Hedges told me years ago, “Not having to make moral choice frees you from a great deal of anxiety. It frees you from responsibility. And it assures that you will always be wrapped in the embrace of the powerful as long as, of course, you will do or dance to the tune the powers play… when you do what is right, you often have to understand that you are not going to be lauded and praised for it. Making a moral decision always entails risks, certainly to one’s career and to one’s standing in the community.”
Whitehead calls the police state “tyranny disguised as ‘the better good.’” I would say it’s more like the “better god”. People have done more than put their moral decision making in government. They have placed their worshipful faith in it. From this blasphemy evil naturally flows.
Read this article and consider Whitehead’s book, Battlefield America: The War on the American People. It is up to us to protect our children, ourselves, and our nation from the predatory, Satanic state.