Sunday, July 29, 2012

Who do you think you are!?

Mark Steyn sums up nicely the bizarre notion of stifling free speech in the name of tolerance: "If you’re only in favor of freedom of expression for people you agree with, you’re not doing it right."
It’s bad enough that in a supposedly free society you can’t sell a chicken sandwich to your fellow citizen without buying a bazillion permits from the state. If they can prevent you from selling a chicken sandwich because they don’t like your opinions, then what can’t they do to you?
Well-reasoned arguments are not enough to counter this lunacy, however. As Rush Limbaugh puts it, what is needed is to stand up and ask: "Who the hell do you think you are, Rahm Emanuel? Who the hell do you think you are? What country do you think you’re in?” Steyn is right: "Until more citizens of free nations are willing to say to statist hacks 'Who the hell do you think you are?', liberty will continue to bleed."