More government: it’s for the children
Read an anecdote about the corruption associated with Ontario’s automotive emissions testing and then read all the war-stories about others who’ve had similar problems on emissions testing and safety inspections in the comments. While we all want clean and safe vehicles—and we want others to have the same—the issue is really one of 1) whether it’s worth the time and money and 2) can we feel confident about the results?
Liberals often veil their intentions by using a motherhood and apple-pie appeal. It’s for the children. If that fails, it’s for the environment. If that fails, it’s for your own good and regardless, it’s always an issue of “common sense.”
As the terminator might say: “Your guns. Give them to me. It’s for the children and it’s common sense.”
The reality is it’s really all about the power, a position driven by a worldview and embraced by our President which offers this: people are too lazy/stupid/ignorant/otherwise flawed to make choices for themselves.
It’s thus ironic that the liberal solution always calls for layering on more government (comprised of human beings) or legislation (written by human beings and calling for more government) to check, approve, control, and/or restrict. The conservative solution is to allow the market to fulfill people’s needs—within the framework of the founding documents—and allow them to choose themselves.
And the supreme irony—and sadness—of the liberal worldview? The children themselves will be the bill-payers for the liberals’ initiatives. Why? I think it’s because they don’t vote.