Tyrannical liberalism announces itself
This is reported
at The Weekly Standard
Vice President Joe Biden revealed that President Barack Obama might use an executive order to deal with guns.
“The president is going to act,” said Biden, giving some comments to the press before a meeting with victims of gun violence. “There are executive orders, there’s executive action that can be taken. We haven’t decided what that is yet. But we’re compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required.”
Biden said that this is a moral issue and that “it’s critically important that we act.”
Biden talked also about taking responsible action. “As the president said, if your actions result in only saving one life, they’re worth taking. But I’m convinced we can affect the well-being of millions of Americans and take thousands of people out of harm’s way if we act responsibly.”
Biden, as he himself noted, helped write the Brady bill.
Eric Holder was scheduled to be at the meeting that’s currently taking place at the White House.
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“As the president said, if your actions result in only saving one life, they’re worth taking.”
Meaning that if overthrowing the Constitution and turning America into a tyranny will save one life, then it’s worth doing.
I have stated repeatedly during the last year that I now believe it is possible that America will turn into a totalitarian system—not that I was predicting that outcome, but that I believe it is no longer impossible. The reason that it is no longer impossible is that it is what the liberals want. And Biden’s statement clearly indicates that that is what the liberals want. - end of initial entry -
Jim Kalb writes:
Liberals characteristically think it’s just obvious what the right answer is, so for them opposition is simply illegitimate. It shows you’re a bad person and your views aren’t worth considering except as pathology.
That means they don’t care much about agreements or procedures, just about getting what they want as efficiently and irreversibly as possible. That was certainly true when I was at law school in the late ’70s. There were a few older and wiser profs who said things like “Well, procedure does matter,” and people seemed to think they added something to the philosophical depth and general gloriousness of the place, but what they added was clearly secondary. The point was always to get results.
Ron K. writes:
Jim Kalb wrote: “That means they [so-called liberals] don’t care much about agreements or procedures, just about getting what they want as efficiently and irreversibly as possible… The point was always to get results.”
Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 09, 2013 09:39 PM | Send
Then they’re not liberals, they’re Machiavellians. The end justifies the means.
I’m old enough to remember when the progressives of the day (“older and wiser” in Mr. Kalb’s view) used to condemn this mode of thinking. Now they personify it.