“The census is a count of how many people legally reside at the residence. The guvment has no business knowing your relationship to person 1 or your birthdate or your children’s relationship to your or their birthdates….”
This bit of wis-dumb from the local website of the Children of Liberty. These self-proclaimed offspring of Ms. Liberty met rush hour commuters yesterday afternoon with signs and chants of ‘Kill the Bill!” There they were, all 60 of them, roaring at the top of their voice, ‘Kill the Bill!’ One would think that they could have spent that time with some other issue such as foreign wars. Where were signs, “Out of Iraq and Afghanistan, now!” during this demonstration?
But no. After all, I would imagine that many supported George W. Bush in his idiotic Shock ‘n Awe adventure into Baghdad. Many are Republicans disguised as ‘libertarians.’ By the way, it was 7 years ago yesterday, for those of us with memories for important dates.
Rather, there they were, all dressed nicely, shouting to kill the bill. And why? What is so damned important about this bill that drove this set of people to a public demonstration? What’s the real driving force behind this display of ‘citizen uprising?’
What do they have to lose if this health care bill is signed? How does this affect their lives, personally? Or is it just the principle of it all?
Sadly, it seems to be a smörgåsbord of principles that these so-called ‘children of liberty’ serve up. Pick and choose. Pick the ones that affect you, personally- like your wallet. I suspect that it is their wallets that drive them to this display of ‘liberty.’ Or hate of a black president. To me they are shysters- pimping libertarianism for their own purposes.
Today they demonstrate again downtown. ‘Kill the bill!’ will be heard, but nothing about endless foreign wars . Libertarians my ass!