Saturday, July 27, 2013

Libertarians to Chris Christie: Is life so dear, or peace so sweet?

TAMPA, July 27, 2013 – Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) introduced an amendment to the Defense Appropriations Bill that would have defunded the NSA’s blanket collection of metadata and limited the government’s collection of records to those “relevant to a national security investigation.”

It terrified New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who lashed out at those who supported the bill and libertarianism in general.

“As a former prosecutor who was appointed by President George W. Bush on Sept. 10, 2001, I just want us to be really cautious, because this strain of libertarianism that’s going through both parties right now and making big headlines, I think, is a very dangerous thought,” Christie said.

Yes, it is dangerous, but to what? It is dangerous to the bloated national security state, which tramples the liberty and dignity of every American under the pretense of protecting them from what Charles Kenny recently called the “vastly exaggerated” threat of terrorism.

Chris Christie shamelessly invoked the image of “widows and orphans” of 9/11 in an attempt to discredit any resistance to the federal government’s complete disregard for the Bill of Rights. He then echoed former NYC Mayor Rudy Guiliani in claiming some imagined authority on the matter because he is the governor of the state “that lost the second-most people on 9/11.”

Newsflash to Governor Christie: You have no more moral authority on this subject than the U.S. Congress had legislative authority to pass the Patriot Act.

Read the rest of the article at Communities@ Washington Times...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Being an atheists is almost anti libertarian since if one is not taught to do what is right, people won't and when people do not then problems accrue and thus people will be forced by a government to do what is right which means less freedom. Kind of like NJ's Chris Christi how he says Rand Paul and the libertarians are bad, despite he takes no personal responsibility regarding his weight. He lost the meaning of personal responsibility to be irresponsible like a child, which no wonder he leans towards liberal since he has not been taught what is right and wrong but like many want it forced on them like a trainer looking over them to see and prevent how many donuts they eat.

One can learn to do what is right or be forced to do what is right.

I feel you should see this video which would give you a new perspective on Christianity being "against religion". You can say it is very thought provoking to see the contrast of what it use to be and what it is now.

What most do not know is that religion is a problem, but faith is the cure. Christianity has been twisted and its no wonder people don't get it and want go against free choice since they want force.
The Sickness of Religion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMJ0s_6qPEs

Poor Guy said...

I don't like Governor at all, he is a squishy Democrat as far as I am concerned.

I also have nothing but disgust with the libertopians, whoo are often as delusional as socialist true believers.