by: the Common Constitutionalist
I have stated for years and still contend, socialism is not a destination. It is merely a direction on a compass or a stepping stone on the path toward an eventual destination. More often than not, that final destination is some form of despotism, such as fascism or communism; certainly tyrannical.
Well, it seems my once conservative state of New Hampshire appears to be leapfrogging socialism and is making a beeline to the despotic.
A New Hampshire state representative, Cynthia Chase, feels free state conservatives are the states, “single biggest threat” and assured her constituents she will attempt to, “pass measures that will restrict the freedoms of granite state conservatives”.
Evidently conservatives are more of a threat than is terrorism, the crumbling economy, lack of jobs or even, dare I say it, Global Warming.
She recently posted a blog on the lefty website Blue Hampshire.
In her December 21 blog post she wrote:
“In the opinion of this Democrat, Free Staters are the single biggest threat the state is facing today. There is, legally, nothing we can do to prevent them from moving here to take over the state, which is their openly stated goal. In this country you can move anywhere you choose and they have that same right. What we can do is to make the environment here so unwelcoming that some will choose not to come, and some may actually leave. One way is to pass measures that will restrict the ‘freedoms’ that they think they will find here. Another is to shine the bright light of publicity on who they are and why they are coming.”
For those unfamiliar, “Free Staters” are conservatives that, as part of the “Free State Project”, move to New Hampshire, as well as other states, and settle into communities. There they run for local office in an attempt to further the conservative cause. They, the Free Staters, claim New Hampshire’s “Live Free or Die” motto should actually mean something. What a novel idea!
Ms. Chase, on the other hand, would prefer to use the power of the state to target certain individuals. That’s the
American Soviet way.
She has evidently learned a few things from the union thugs and “Occupy Wall Streeters” that no doubt support her, when Chase stated she would like to, “shine the bright light of publicity on who they are and why they are coming”.
What could she mean by the bright light of publicity? Might she wish to encourage fellow leftists to visit, picket and otherwise harass peaceful freedom loving citizens in their homes and places of business? You can bank on it. Richard Trumka would be proud.
Seriously folks, is this not the definition of tyranny?
Just imagine if after winning his recall election, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker posted a blog stating he would target blacks and homosexuals. The governor’s blog post would reflect his desire to make blacks and homosexuals so uncomfortable that they would pack up and leave Wisconsin.
The post would end up on the front page of every newspaper and be the lead story of all news outlets; Internet, television and radio four weeks, as well it should. Have you seen the Chase story anywhere?
Would the governor have every right to write the post? Absolutely, and I would defend his right just as I defend Ms. Chase’s right to say what she actually did say. Freedom of speech is a much different thing than the desire to bring the force of the state against its citizens.
We have a serious and growing problem in America. Supposed Constitutional law professors and Nobel Prize winners wish to scrap the very thing that made America different and better than all others in history; our Constitution.
With the reelection of a president by a country filled with citizens completely devoid of any understanding of history, we should expect more Cynthia Chases, or worse.
If a state becomes too oppressive, one can always move to a freer state.
What happens when a country becomes tyrannical?
Attribution: Breitbart, Rush Limbaugh