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Do You Need Government Protection From Sarah Palin, Ron Paul And Rush Limbaugh?

In his “farewell address” before Congress, libertarian Republican Ron Paul asked in so many words, “why is liberty so hard to sell?”

Congressman Paul answered that question at length in his speech (which you can read here),but in summary, he said that in the early part of the 20th Century, “The majority of Americans and many government officials agreed that sacrificing some liberty was necessary to carry out what some claimed to be “progressive” ideas. Pure democracy became acceptable… They failed to recognize that what they were doing was exactly opposite of what the colonists were seeking when they broke away from the British.”

Sarah PalinOne of the “progressive” ideas that seemed so right and “fair” was the notion that there were certain groups in American society that were “oppressed” and needed government protection and “benefits” to advance and gain equal status with their non-oppressed fellow citizens.

The list began with African-Americans, former slaves who were indeed oppressed. However, it soon began to expand to include the poor in general -- any minority ethnic group, homosexuals demanding to be accepted, even women, who constitute more than half the population of the country.

Anyone, it seems, with a grievance against the vicissitude of life in American society was suddenly a victim who was eligible, not just for government assistance, but for “protection” from oppression -- which might include the use of government force against the alleged “oppressor.”

In order to gain politically by constantly finding new “oppressed” minorities to liberate (as Rush Limbaugh observed during a recent broadcast), the Democratic Party, and especially Obama and his secular liberal allies, have redefined freedom to mean “Freedom is hedonism.  Freedom is your sybaritic pursuits.  You do whatever you want, and as long as it doesn't hurt anybody else, there's nothing wrong with it.”

We agree wholeheartedly with Rush on that one, and on his further point that, “…many people think that it's so that they [Democrats] can provide benefits and grow the welfare state -- and that's, in part, true. But there's another hideous reason for trying to put so many people into different groups of victims, and it is that those groups need protection. From whom? Mean-spirited, extremist, radical, right-wingers!”

In other words, they need protection from Sarah Palin, Ron Paul or anyone else who advocates self-reliance, responsibility, taking control of your own life and making the most of it, and have a moral code, as Limbaugh put it.

As a result of the left’s redefinition of freedom, Rush offered a quote from “A Free People's Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future” by Os Guinness, to make the point that, "Americans today are heedlessly pursuing a vision of freedom that is short-lived and suicidal. Once again, freedom without virtue, leadership without character, business without trust, law without customs, education without meaning and medicine, science and technology without human considerations can end only in disaster."

And here’s where the messages of Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and Ron Paul converge – and why they are each seen as such a danger to the radical secular liberal agenda and to establishment Republicans who want to “rebrand” the Party to be more like the Democrats.

Sarah Palin, Ron Paul, and of course Rush Limbaugh, have each been able to activate millions of Americans who believe that freedom without personal responsibility isn’t freedom and to rally millions more to fight the idea of giving up a little freedom in order to be liberated by the left.

CHQ editor George Rasley served as lead advance representative for Governor Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential campaign.

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"Protection"?

One might also add: Freedom and Liberty cannot exist without Individual Responsibility.

But listening to Limabaugh at the time, that wasn't the thrust or context of his "message".

Here is the saliant part of the Rush quote: "But I think something else dangerous, in a sense, is happening, and that is the definition of freedom that is bastardizing the concept. Freedom is (sic) come to mean hedonism to a lot of people -- just do whatever you want, as long as you're not hitting anybody, as long as you're not harming anybody, as long as you're not offending anybody -- just whatever you want. Nobody's right to tell you what you can't do. And that's not what freedom is. But without understanding American history, you may not understand that."

That's NOT what Freedom is?

How can that not be the absolute epitomy of Freedom? Or would Limbaugh et al deny the individual Freedom to Choose - unless the choice is the one Conservatives have defined for all of us? Do Conservatives not endorse Free Choice? Do Conservatives believe Free Choice and Free Will necessarily constitute aggression to others? Isn't that what Laws are for: to punish transgressions agains otherwise free individuals? Are we to understand that individual comporptent, conduct, any activity that does not involve personal assault or tresspass, theft or any violation of private property is "hedonism", not Freedom, if it doesn't conform to a certain "moral code" which, of necessity, originates from somewhere or someone other than the individual? If that moral code isn't freely adopted but required, isn't that an act of Force in itself? If Conservatives eschew the imposition of Govt force, how can one explain the imposition of Conservative force over peaceful, voluntary cooperation among Free people?

Webster's defines "hedonism": "the doctrine that pleasure or happiness is the sole or chief good in life". If I freely chose that "doctrine", why would Conservatives be compelled to not only disdain it - which is their right to do - but attempt to harness the power and force of Government to impose laws upon me that conform to their spiritual belief and choice - which is not their right in a Free society.

Limbaugh's condescending "message" (an intro to a Hilldale College commerical) is insulting to any individual - like Ron Paul - who advocates self-governance in lieu of unconstitutional government imposition. Considering Mr. Limbaugh's oxycotin addiction wherein he approved his own conduct apart from the law, to actually "self-govern" his own life and body, it seems a tad hypocitical for him to be lecturing anyone on "hedonism". And I say that with all due respect.

Yup

I half arse agree with some of the basis of this piece, but in the end it is drivel. Sarah Palin is an actor paid to do a part to distract voting blocs( her real name is unknown, Jennifer Greenburg?).Rush Limbaugh is a talented establishment pusher. He is also a hypoctitical drug addict who was wacked out of his skull on free drugs provided by the Bush cartel when they were in office. Ron Paul has a record so squeaky clean you can shine shoes with it,and everyone knows he was born as a natural born citizen of the good old U.S.A., and a true, proven statesman. How can anyone compare these three as similar?

Need protection against the crony capitalism

 The problem we have is the gop elite have become part of the corporation. The last two election were against gop elite and Democrates. Bushes were in control of both elections even though no Bush was in the election. McCain was not a very good candidate but who was Sarah Palin. She was a lot better then the GOP thought she was. She was used as the person to attack. The handlers were all Bush operatives. Sarah Palin was kept away from the media until they put her with the lame stream media but yet never put her with friendly news. The katie documentary was cut and paste to make Palin worse than she was. Palin was schoched she was having more than one interview with Katie. . Why would handlers allow unlimited amount of video without a copy so they could prove it was altered. The Gop never stood up for Palin. The only one I know that did stand up for her was Newt Gingrich. Sarah Palin had a huge following.Gop wanted us to believe Sarah was a Rock star and had huge amounts coming to see her but they wanted us to believe no one would vote for her. The Gop put every barrier against Palin running in 2012. They were afraid of her winning. Mrs Bush had even said she hoped Sarah would go back to Wasilla and stay there. I was discussed by what she said they were not happy to have her husband and son they also felt her son should run and be president. What makes them think that Jeb should be presiden over anyone else.The truth is they were hopeing Jeb Bush could run in 2016 . Romney ran to give the elction to obama. Romney fought the republicans more than he ever did Obama. He spent millions and million to beat Newt Gingrich. He even lied on Gingrich because he was the one that could beat Obama. When Newt was winning big time Romney and Paul decided they were not going to do anymore debates. Jeb Bush was a speaker along with Christie who did nothing but brag about himself. The person that had such a following was not there. They used her the year bewfore when they were wanting to bring in the money for there coffers. The Gop wanted to keep things in Washington going the way they always have. Once they are through with running for Office they can work as a lobbist and make big money. They were afraid of Palin because of what she did to the corrupt bastards club from Alaska where some ended up in jail . The gop elite are the same as the progressives.and the democrates

All very nice. But when

All very nice. But when were're freer of government, government services will be privatized. So instead of government we';ll be in the tender hands of corporations. Might be even worse. At least you can get rid of governmen by voting.  beware. You may get for what you wish.

Sigh, I grow weary ...

I grow weary of the FALSE dichotomy betweent the EVIL corporations and the GOOD government.

Both corporations AND government are made up of fallen, fallible human beings.

H. U. M. A. N. S.

In other words, the SAME corruptible species inhabit the executives offices of corporations and the halls of government.

The TRUE problem is that this corruptible species in BOTH the executive offices and the halls of government collude to screw the rest of us.

HINT: Corporations wouldn't get away with doing evil stuff if government didn't let them. And, in fact, legislate for them, in exchange for donations. See: Google, GE, MS, Apple, NBC, BP, Solyndra, et. al. ad infinitum.

In sum: The answer to stopping the EVIL corporations is not the GOOD government. For they are in bed together. The answer is We the People standing up for ourselves against the Good Ol' Boys who sleep together in the Halls of Power of Big Business, Big Government, Big Finance, and Big Labor.

I worry as to where we are heading...

As an immigrant, my family came to this country for better tomorrows, but instead, those tomorrows are looking worse day by day. All my mom had was $5.00 in her pocket. Found a job within two weeks of being here, no car, no home, no English language. It was tough going, but we never asked or got any hand outs. We worked and still work for everything we have and we are proud of our accomplishments.

Government and those at the top become corrupt, because they can get away with it. There are no check and balances because all of them dip their hands into the coffers. So why do we "THE PEOPLE" keep electing those loosers? Why can't we vote for people that want to work and give of themselves, not those that want to keep GETTING , either from lobbists or paying themselves more than they deserve. Shouldn't it be an honor to serve the people of this nation?

On top of it our borders are open for anyone to come here that seek freedom. Really? Freedom to do what? Collect all the etitlements? Isn't what the Mexican government tells their people? There are o lot of freeloaders out there, that came to this country only to take and laugh at those that work/worked to have what they have.

Yes, I have heard those people talking and laughing at Americans (I am an American). It's indispicable to stand there and hear that garbage spude from their mouths. They think of us as fools, and if we do not do something soon to protect "US" we'll become a third world nation sooner than we think.