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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Blue-State Fascism

This is today's column at the Partial Observer. Excerpt:

Recently, the liberal city of New York banned trans fats in restaurants, and is requiring them to list the calories of the items on their menus. Last week, Democratic Senators Hillary Clinton and Joe Lieberman held a press conference regarding their sponsorship of the "Family Entertainment Protection Act" that would legislate video games. The new Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is promising a minimum wage hike in the first one hundred hours of Congress. And all over blue-state America, we see states and cities banning smoking in more and more privately-owned places.

I know how Matt Stone must have been feeling when he said, "I hate conservatives, but I really f---ing hate liberals." Why? Well, let's grant for the sake of argument that conservatism is based entirely on prejudice and superstition, and liberalism is based entirely on tolerance and reason. If this is so, at least conservatives inherited their authoritarian beliefs from their culture and religion, whereas liberals have no excuse.

Modern liberals would sacrifice freedom in the precious War on Second-hand Smoke. Is it any wonder, then, they often rolled over when civil liberties were attacked in the War on Drugs and the War on Terror?

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