While I’m not about to go to any demonstrations (especially when it’s in the teens), I think the Tea Party movement (that Glenn Reynolds covers in a number of posts) provides a much-needed reminder of two things:

  • 1. This country was founded in opposition to tyranny.
  • 2. The United States government is now galloping towards tyranny.
  • While high taxes alone might not constitute tyranny, when the ruling classes behave as if they are exempt from the rules they impose on others, that is tyranny of the classical variety.
    Ditto the idea that it’s fine for the ruling classes to have guns, but not the ordinary people.
    The damned government ruling class people should take the Tea Party movement as an early warning sign.
    Americans have a long history of not tolerating tyranny.
    Trouble can start over this stuff.
    Speaking of early warning signs, I enjoyed this one from Ed Driscoll that Glenn linked earlier:
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    Only because the sanctimonious left is so fond of accusing people of being selfish, I thought I’d change it a little, to make it, you know, more altruistic.
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    Reminds me of my favorite slogan from the 90s….
    DEAR GOD, PLEASE DON’T LET THE GOVERNMENT HELP ME ANYMORE.