Liberals and the Gospel of Banning.
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Why this obsessive need to control — literally — every last detail of your life? From how you season your food to what you drive to how you throw away your garbage to whom you listen to on the radio to how America gets its energy?
Control. Control. Control.
The very nature of the American Left — of the Left period — is about control.
Control is at the heart of the Gospel of Banning.
It recalls these words:
The Left is about a:
…cheap-jack Utopia….inseparably interwoven with Totalitarianism and the abject worship of the State…they hunger for controls of every kind….There is to be one State to which all are to be obedient in every act of their lives. This State is to be the arch-employer, the arch-planner, the arch-administrator and ruler….(It) is an attack…upon the right of the ordinary man or woman to breathe freely without having a harsh, clumsy, tyrannical hand clapped across their mouths and nostrils.
The man who said this was… Winston Churchill.
In fact, Churchill said it during the campaign leading up to his stunning loss for prime minister in 1945. And as we now know, that election sent Britain on a 34 year experiment with British Socialism that eventually came crashing down as the country was swamped with a virtual bankruptcy, repeated labor strikes, high unemployment and inflation. Resulting in the election of Margaret Thatcher in 1979.
Through those 34 years Britain had Labour Party prime ministers and Conservative Party prime ministers — including a second round with Churchill from 1951-1955. Yet through those 34 years, not unlike America shifting back and forth between liberal Democrats and moderate Republicans in the White House, the British state continued to grow — and grow — grow.
Sooner or later, Thatcher famously noted, you run out of other people’s money. Defeating her own former prime minister Edward Heath for leader of the Conservatives, Thatcher swept to victory. Spending the next eleven years reversing the long decline of the British economy and totally reshaping British life.
What is happening right now in America with all these various — and rapidly increasing — demands to ban this , that or the other is in fact what Mark Levin more than accurately calls an assault on American “liberty, the character of our country, and our way of life.” Levin adding that “if we do not come to grips with the significance of this transformation, we will be devoured.”
All of this Gospel of Banning to achieve what Churchill called a “cheap-jack Utopia” and Levin “Ameritopia.”
When these statists are into everything from your salt shaker to your soda to your garbage bag, and gun cabinet, when they insist you can’t read the Bible or slurp shark fin soup or listen to Rush Limbaugh or drive an SUV — this will not end well.