Take this war and shove it

In fact, you can pretty much take anything the government calls “the moral equivalent of war” and give it a 90-degree twist on the way to Colonville.


  1. Dick Stanley »

    2 November 2010 · 12:24 am

    Certainly true of “the war on drugs” which has been a fraud all along and only gets worse as the feds try to stop medical marijuana (and first step towards legalization) in California.

    I do believe the election today will be less about bringing the Republicans in than throwing the Democrats out, and two years hence if the Republicans haven’t at least tried to, for instance, repeal Obamacare, both parties will face a third party out to oust them both.

    Remains to be seen of course. Phase No. 1 in a few hours.

  2. Jeff Brokaw »

    4 November 2010 · 10:43 am

    Nice essay, Chaz. It inspired me to expand on your points a bit: When cynicism is a virtue.

    The main point, which I’ve come to understand in the last 3-4 years, is that we would be smart to move to a post-partisan world and understand that the true class war going on today is between honest taxpayers who just want to live their lives and raise their families in peace, and rent-seekers in government (politicians and lobbyists, mainly, and the interests they represent), who want their place in line at the trough.

    I took the liberty of assuming you basically agreed with that, but let me know if you don’t, and I can make edits.

  3. CGHill »

    4 November 2010 · 11:06 am

    A fair-enough assessment; it corresponds reasonably well to Angelo Codevilla’s definitions of the Ruling and Country Classes, as seen in the American Spectator this past summer.

    This is, of course, the clinching argument for smaller government: the fewer powers it claims, the fewer cries for attention by those who want a piece of the action.

  4. Jeff Brokaw »

    4 November 2010 · 12:23 pm

    Good to hear. Thanks – I’ve seen and bookmarked Codevilla’s piece, but haven’t read the whole thing yet.

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