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When Will Government Get Out Of Our Lives?—Socialism In Clear View

Above is a picture I took two days ago in Cincinnati’s Eden Park.

Look at all the ways government intrudes in our lives.

Government tells us we are at the corner of Alpine and St. Paul.

Maybe we feel we are someplace else.

The government just wants us to think we are at the corner of Alpine and St. Paul.

Government tells us this is a one way street.

What about hard-working, English-speaking, tax-paying Americans who want to go another way down this street? 

First they tell us what we can do in our very own cars. Next they will harvest our organs for a United Nations organ bank.

The government wants us to stop at a certain place on the road.

What if this is not the place we wish to stop?

Should not free citizens be able to employ their superior knowledge of traffic management to know just the right place where they should stop?

Government says we can not turn left between noon and ten on Sunday. 

Where is that restriction in the Constitution?

Sunday is the sabbath. What if God directs me to turn left at Alpine and St. Paul in the middle of the afternoon on a Sunday?

If you look at the top of the stone wall near the pole of the traffic sign, you see that the stone wall was built by the New Deal Works Progress Administration in 1941.

Socialism.

When will the Cincinnati Tea Party come to tear down this wall and build a new one with citizen-volunteer labor?

How have the people of Cincnnati allowed this socialism to stand in clear view for 70 years? 

When will government get out of our lives?

( Photo copyright 2011 by Neil Aquino)

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March 14, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , ,

7 Comments »

  1. This is a classic straw man — you mischaracterize your opponent’s argument, and then attack it. Unsurprisingly, it goes down easy.

    In this case, the real argument calls for government to do only what it does it well, and to be restrained. In your mischaracterization, the argument is framed as calling for anarchy.

    “Anarchy, why that’s ridiculous! I can’t believe those Tea Party people are against stop signs!”

    This is simple dishonesty.

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | March 14, 2011

  2. Don’t ignore the fact that it’s a government-imposed, mandatory turn to the LEFT (except for a few hours on the Day of the Lord)…

    Comment by Katydidknot | March 15, 2011

  3. Matt—The effort by the by Republican Party to define the mainstream left-of-center Mr.Obama as some sort of socialist radical shows you as wrong on this point.

    The right has attacked “government” so long and so often, it is fair to wonder what the right will view as a proper function of government.

    You may have your own view, but where are the voices of responsible Republicans as every aspect of government and the common good is demonized by the right?

    Comment by Neil Aquino | March 15, 2011

  4. Looks like socialism to me.

    Comment by Ted McLaughlin | March 15, 2011

  5. So what do we call the tax abated St James at the Park condos shown in the photo? Socialist or capitalist?

    Comment by Ron Mijares | March 16, 2011

  6. Mr. Mijares–Cincinnati has given so many tax abatements to so many different ventures over the years. As one could guess would happen, everybody wants one now. Rather than socialist or capitalist, I’d call it bad public policy.

    Thank you for your comment.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | March 17, 2011

  7. […] Neil at Texas Liberal came across an example of extreme government direction of our lives. […]

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