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.