Government is the threat to the freedom of people. It is government that becomes tyrannical and dictates how people are to live their lives and what interests and beliefs they can and should have. This is why the colonists fought the War for Independence; they wanted to be in control of their own lives and interests. Patrick Henry told us this when he said, “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”
When people began to call for government or society to control others’ lives, these same people are saying that the government has the right to control all aspects of their lives as well. We must always remember that government is just a group of people. The natural tendency of people in government is to have their ideas and beliefs placed on the lives of all others. Those on the left believe their ideas are best and all people should adhere to what they believe will benefit the collective. Those on the right believe that an individual should be able to live his life as he believes is in his best interest so long as they do not infringe on the rights of others.
Nikki Glasser, who lists herself as a comedian, expresses this so clearly. Glasser is obviously of the collectivist persuasion believing she knows how Trump Jr. and his wife should conduct their lives because it is what she believes and what she has determined would be in the best interest of the collective. She tweeted a week or so ago that Trump Jr. and his wife had five kids and then went on to say that nobody should be allowed to have five kids. This is absolute tyranny and demagoguery. This is the collective dictating the lives and the interests of others based on the belief that this policy would be in the best interest of the collective and totally ignoring the wishes and the desires of the individual.
The reality of tyrannical statements such as Glasser made, is that within the collectivist movement, others will be joining that same tyrannical line believing that they have the right to dictate even the size of a family to the individual. This is the exact reason the colonists fought the British; the colonists wanted to be able to decide for themselves how many children they could have.
It is this insidious creep of these collectivist dictates that must be recognized and reversed so our journey down “The Road To Tyranny”will be reversed.