Posted on October 30th, 2008 in clean government, Colorado Politics, Cultural Conservatism, General, My Life, National Politics, property rights | Written by Ben | No Comments »
Here’s the timely conclusion of this first installment:
Special interests that have much to gain from the demise of Amendments 47 and 49 are funneling millions of dollars into the election. Slick campaigns from candidates and groups lure voters with the promise to â€œProtect Coloradoâ€™s Future.â€ The advocacy groups, leftist candidates, and sadly, even the media, are banking on the publicâ€™s fears for the economy to turn the election in their favor. Unfortunately, conservatives and libertarians have had trouble articulating whatâ€™s at stake. Free stuff is, after all, an easier sell than freedom. If the electorate opts for the former over the latter, dark days are ahead.
Ben Franklin once warned, â€œThey who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.â€ Such a warning has never been more relevant.
Krista’s column will be a regular read for me. Almost every time I have ever conversed with her, she has said something insightful that puts the situation into a principled perspective. I appreciate that in her, something you see in her writing, too. I hope you take time to check out Krista’s column regularly.
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