Your Daley Lesson In Progressive Politics

March 2, 2010

Drudge is highlighting this article about the Supreme Court taking up the issue of gun control in Chicago.

I won’t get into the issue here, but I want to take a second to comment on this statement from Chicago’s mayor:

Mayor Richard M. Daley wants the ban to remain in place. He says local officials need flexibility to decide how best to protect their communities.

“We have the right for health and safety to pass reasonable laws dealing with the protection and health of the people of the city of Chicago,” Daley said.

This is the perfect indicator of the Progressive/Liberal mindset. “We have the right…”

I really can not say this often enough or loud enough:

Government has no rights; it has powers that can be rescinded, amended, or strengthened by the electorate. Again…people have rights; governments do not. Buying into the argument that the government has a “right” to do anything is conceding that the government has absolutely no limits whatsoever.

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