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Since When Do Politicians Believe That Americans Should Have Personal Freedom?

Posted by M. C. on May 11, 2023

The problem is that Joe Biden, the vast majority of Democrats and Republicans in Congress, and most politicians throughout the country, of either party, whether they are progressives or conservatives, don’t believe for a minute that Americans should have personal freedom.

Governments throughout history, at every level, have always tried to prevent people from engaging in private, consensual, voluntary, peaceful activity that they deemed to be bad, dangerous, addictive, inappropriate, offensive, discriminatory, sinful, immoral, or wrong.

By Laurence M. Vance

In his announcement that he would be running for president again, Joe Biden maintained that “MAGA extremists” want to take on Americans’ bedrock freedoms, dictate what healthcare decisions women can make, ban books, and tell people whom they can love. “Personal freedom is fundamental to who we are as Americans, there is nothing more important, nothing more sacred,” said Biden in his video announcement.

I agree strongly with what the president said about personal freedom.

The problem is that Joe Biden, the vast majority of Democrats and Republicans in Congress, and most politicians throughout the country, of either party, whether they are progressives or conservatives, don’t believe for a minute that Americans should have personal freedom.

Governments throughout history, at every level, have always tried to prevent people from engaging in private, consensual, voluntary, peaceful activity that they deemed to be bad, dangerous, addictive, inappropriate, offensive, discriminatory, sinful, immoral, or wrong. And governments have always sought to fine, imprison, or kill people for doing so. The conflict of the ages has always been between individuals who want to do something and governments that don’t want them to do it.

What if Americans want to gamble at home or at unlicensed casinos?

What if Americans want to distill their own spirits?

What if people want to sell the beer they brew or the wine they make?

What if they want to serve alcohol to their adult children under 21?

What if Americans want to sell things for much more than they paid for them?

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