Less Freedom For You If Dems Win

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY MARCH 19, 2019

         WHAT IS THE ONE THING ALL THE ANNOUNCED DEMOCRAT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES HAVE IN COMMON? I’M NOT TALKING SO MUCH ABOUT WHAT YOU MIGHT EXPECT – HIGHER TAXES, MORE SPENDING, INCREASED REGULATION, UNRESTRICTED ABORTION, LIBERAL JUDGES, AND LGBTQ RIGHTS. THOSE ARE GIVENS.

         WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT IS FREEDOM -- INDIVIDUAL AND NATIONAL. NONE OF THE CANDIDATES SPEAK OF REDUCING THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN OUR LIVES THAT WE MIGHT BE UNLIMITED IN OUR PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.

         THE REASON FOR THIS IS THAT DEMOCRATS ARE THE PARTY OF GOVERNMENT. THAT GOVERNMENT WAS NEVER MEANT TO REPLACE INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY HAS BEEN LOST. DESPITE THE FACT THAT GOVERNMENT CANNOT AND WAS NEVER DESIGNED TO HAVE SUCH A LARGE PRESENCE IN OUR LIVES, MANY BELIEVE IT SHOULD. THOUGH GOVERNMENT NEVER LIVES UP TO THE PROMISES POLITICIANS MAKE FOR IT, TOO MANY PEOPLE – ESPECIALLY YOUNGER PEOPLE – CONTINUE TO PLACE THEIR FAITH IN IT.

         WHEN DID WE LOSE THE BELIEF THAT WE CAN DO MORE FOR OURSELVES BY MAKING RIGHT DECISIONS THAN GOVERNMENT CAN EVER DO FOR US BY MAKING WRONG DECISIONS? IT’S WORTH PONDERING ON THE WAY TO THE NEXT ELECTION. I’M CAL THOMAS.