Skip to comments.The Loss of Freedoms List (Vanity Post)
Posted on 01/25/2005 4:37:42 PM PST by Cornpone
click here to read article
How does this interfere with your freedoms?
End of the right of anonymous travel.
Requirement to interface with government whether you want to or not (income tax returns, for instance).
Over zealous building codes destroy right to do as you please with your property.
Elimination of the right to defend our borders against ILLEGAL immigration.
most recent, allowed dog sniffing in your vehicle
It started with mandatory auto license and registration laws that started guess where? Taxxachusetts in 1903.
I'm paying for it through my tax dollars and I don't believe it meets the constitutional test of the 'common good.' Its like playing poker against your own money.
Bush's fault, right?
I could hardly blame a man for problems that began before his birth.
When Clinton altered military policies concerning sexual preferences he opened up a can of worms. When soldiers go into the "field" they are provided 1 shelter half. Two soldiers join the "halves" together to make a tent. That tent is shared for sleeping . I think that certain Troops might takes exception to such sleeping conditions. Amplify that sentiment in a barracks or a ship or in other situations requiring close living quarters.
The bottom line is that it could be bad for morale. That could effect individual performance. The Military could lose a battle because of disgruntled Troops compelled to endorse a lifestyle which personally offends them. Losing a battle could result in losing a war. Losing a war might interfere with our freedoms!
Simplistic for sure, but there are reasons that the military has policies, and society has mores.
It's definitely time to knock lawmakers down from their high horses!
Oh, rent control in cities is a big infringement.
Here in Massachusetts a court ordered a private country club which receives no tax money to allow in a group of women as full fledged members against the wishes of the club members and owners.
There are many many examples.
Because our government is based on moral laws. When our government promotes immorality (and not just homosexuality), the nation suffers. Most immoral activities are hurtful to families.
Social security numbers on everything.
Thanks for your contribution. I'll have to consider how to turn it into a lost freedom but I'm sure it can be done. But, what I really think you're highlighting is the rise of selfishness in America and the loss of civil respect for others.
You got it. This works two ways. With freedom comes responsibility.
Use of litigation to control peoples behavior. Smoking. Soon eating.
I would suggest that perhaps your list would be better served by dividing issues into state and federal ones.
Many of the issues you note are state issues, not national ones, and best solved by a return to federalism.
Of course, there are issues on your list that are indeed problems at the federal level, and more difficult to address.
Here's some more for you:
The creation of policies that virtually force our children into public schools.
Increasing federal intervention in the public school curricula.
Virtual elimination of accessibility to the public lands.
The creation of tax policies that undermine our Agricultural industries.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.