KentForLiberty.com | Well, apparently not. It’s not that I’m unwilling, but when someone gets into their head that they are entitled to any bit of my life, liberty, or property- and believes it’s OK to violate me as long as they do it “legally” and send others to pull the trigger for them- then all this “civility” is suicidal.
You can’t soft-peddle what it is they are advocating doing to you.
You need to call a spade a spade. Don’t fall into the trap of using the euphemisms which have been carefully crafted to hide the nature of their monstrous behavior. Don’t be so careful to not offend their delicate feelings that you sacrifice good people on their altar.
Some things really are so bad that you shouldn’t be civil about them. Slavery- of any sort- is one of those things. Those calling for the enslavement of others are horrible people- and that is all that statism is.
I’m sorry if criticizing a statist for their beliefs makes them feel bad. Wait- no I’m not. If you believe horrible, harmful, nasty things you need to feel bad. Your feelings should be hurt.
For many things in life, you don’t need to pick sides. Pizza isn’t objectively “better than” enchiladas. But liberty is better than slavery. If you are an advocate of slavery you need to feel bad about it. If you try to lie about where your beliefs lead, you need to be shamed.
I get really tired of statists trying to insist that it’s “just a matter of opinions”, and everyone’s opinions are equally valid. No, they absolutely are not.
If you support government, you support slavery. You should be ashamed.
By Kent McManigal