Sep 29, 201411:49 AMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Intrepid Koch-head offends Madison’s left on Willy Street
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For, the lady maintained, many of us are voting against our economic interests. The emeritus progressive of the Corporation That Speaks as if it Were a Person sounded that theme recently, echoing Thomas Frank’s book What’s the Matter with Kansas?
Because they really do think they know what is in our best interests. The progressive platform distills to this: We’ll take away what this man has earned and give it to you! Why won’t you take the bait? (And they accuse Republicans of greed!) It never occurs to our acquaintances that many Americans have bought into the American dream. Until Reagan, we had Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum. The parties as they are now constituted offer a clear choice: more dependence on government versus more individual freedom. The latter entails the freedom to succeed and reap the rewards as well as the risk of failure — the greatest incentive of all to succeed.
As I left 911 Williamson St. Friday night, Wm. F. Buckley’s words came to mind. “Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there ARE other views.”
Our jobs, fellow freedom fighters, is to keep shocking and offending.
(*Taylor had sponsored Assembly Bill 353, now happily defeated. According to the nonpartisan Legislative Reference Bureau, “this bill imposes registration and reporting requirements ... upon any individual who, and organization that, within 60 days of an election and by means of communications media, makes any communication that includes a reference to a candidate for state office ... or political party.” In other words, write a letter to the editor but make sure you register with the Government Accountability Board.)
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