I Will Not Be Ruled By Fear

Donald Trump’s latest executive orders on immigration are pitched as a “law and order” measure to protect against terrorism, but they are anything but.  They are nothing more than a blatant attack on the rule of law in this country.  What is the rule of law?  The idea that no man (or group) is above the law and, similarly, no man (or group) is BELOW the law. The law serves and protects each individual equally, and Justice is blind to all but the facts. Legislation that targets a specific group, or treats one group with more contempt than others, in inherently against the rule of law.

Above all, however, these executive actions represent fear.  Strong fear, at that.  The real enemy are not the terrorists; they are not much more than a McGuffin. The real enemy is the leaders who will capitalize on the fear of their people to slap them into chains and claim slavery is for their own good.

Those few of us who have the guts to stand up, who refuse to compromise on our principles, are called “weak,” “pathetic,” “stupid,” “naive,” “unrealistic,” “traitors,” “cowards,” and the like.  Let those who cower in the corners, who cry like babies for Government to protect them from the boogieman, who sell their souls for the illusion of peace, insult me.  I don’t care.  I will not be ruled by fear.

This blog will continue to be a voice for freedom, both economic and political, so long as I have a breath to draw.  No one, neither D nor R nor I nor L, will change that.  In the end, the threat to our classical liberalism is not some existential threat, but rather our own leaders.

One thought on “I Will Not Be Ruled By Fear

  1. I assume that when you mean “law and order” that you are talking about the natural law. I find it funny that all those “progressives” who spent so much time arguing that “natural law” does not exist now have to backtrack on their foolish statements over the last eight years. There is, of course, legislation and precedent for Trump’s executive order.

    “According to Trump’s executive order, the countries whose citizens are barred entirely from entering the United States is based on a bill that Obama signed into law in December 2015.

    Obama signed the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act as part of an omnibus spending bill. The legislation restricted access to the Visa Waiver Program, which allows citizens from 38 countries who are visiting the United States for less than 90 days to enter without a visa.

    At the initial signing of the restrictions, foreigners who would normally be deemed eligible for a visa waiver were denied if they had visited Iran, Syria, Sudan or Iraq in the past five years or held dual citizenship from one of those countries.

    In February 2016, the Obama administration added Libya, Somali and Yemen to the list of countries one could not have visited — but allowed dual citizens of those countries who had not traveled there access to the Visa Waiver Program. Dual citizens of Syria, Sudan, Iraq and Iran are still ineligible, however.

    So, in a nutshell, Obama restricted visa waivers for those seven Muslim-majority countries — Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen — and now, Trump is looking to bar immigration and visitors from the same list of countries.”

    The Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act is what legislation looks like. And, it violates the natural law. But, according to legislation signed by President Obama, Trump is within his authority to issue his executive order. Also, Presidents Carter, Bush, and Obama all issued similar executive orders restricting travelers from certain foreign countries for periods up to 120 days.

    I wonder if “progressives” will finally catch on that the power of the administrative state run by “independent experts” based on “science” does not work.

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