Conservatives and Libertarians alike know that they are put down time and time again (occasionally by each other; but soon, we may have a bigger threat to deal with.) To quote Cynthia Chase (D-NH) in the Union Leader newspaper: “In the opinion of this Democrat, Free Staters are the single biggest threat the state is facing today.” She continued, saying that “One way is to pass measures that will restrict the ‘freedoms’ that they think they will find here. Another is to shine the bright light of publicity on who they are and why they are coming.” Now, she was referring to the developing Libertarian Free State Project, which is trying to get people to move to New Hampshire.
To say that the people who believe that Government should be small, that spending should be cut, and that people should be finding jobs (so they can get off Entitlement Programs) should have their freedoms limited is ludicrous. The Constitution of the United States guarantees FREE SPEECH (see Article I, Section I), basically saying that people can say what they want, think what they want, and not be infringed upon. What she proposes, though, goes against the Constitution itself. What she calls for, the censorship of Conservative and Libertarian values and arguments, moves to defy one of the freedoms the Founding Fathers and so many others fought and died to attain and defend. Many people have made the ultimate sacrifice over many years to keep these freedoms alive, and she basically wants to take what they have done and throw it in the trash. She wants to take the freedoms given to us Conservatives and Libertarians, shred them up, and say “you can’t do that”.
America has come very far since the days when the British were in control. We’ve revolted, had a revolution, and gained our Independence. We’ve already been through one Civil War, and we as a nation weren’t even 100 years old. We’ve been through two World Wars, both excruciatingly painful; but we pulled through. We’ve been through countless other wars since. All through those, we have fought to keep our rights, our liberty, and our freedom. Men and women have worked so hard and died to make sure we at home can keep these rights. It would be sad to see those rights taken away not by invasion, but by our own people. By our own neighbors, by anyone. Maybe even a family member. These rights were won so we could all be free.
When one person or group of people believes that they should be taken away for a certain few, or even a certain majority, trouble is only so far in the distance. People constantly say that they will not stand for their government telling them what to do, how to think, what to say, and what they can or can’t have. I for one am one of those people. I will not allow my rights, which are guaranteed by the Constitution, to be limited. “I will not sit by peacefully and watch” is what many people say, and I for one agree with them and see their point. Cynthia Chase’s comments have angered many, for I myself was one of the many. I have seen what some say. They are displeased and disgusted that just because they believe in Conservatism or Libertarianism, they must have their rights limited. We are not pleased and shall not stand for this at all.