Sunday, September 23, 2012

Tree Down and a Yard To Go...

  Mom and Dad sold the farm they had lived on for 54 years and moved to town about 7 years ago. Sort of. Their new place is sort of in town and sort of not. It's at the edge of town and it has about an acre of woods right in the middle of it, with a yard around the woods. You can tell where the yard ends and the woods starts because of where Dad stops mowing.

  Sometimes seeds fall out of the woods, and trees start growing in the yard, and Dad has to mow over them. And sometimes trees fall over in the woods and land in the yard:
  When that happens, we go over with a chainsaw and cut up the tree and throw it back over in the woods where it belongs.It usually doesn't take up much yard when it happens, and I suppose we could just mow around the new trees, or mow around the old trees that fall over in the yard, but if we did, before too long the woods would take over and Mom and Dad wouldn't have any yard left. A woods is like that, you know.

  I feel the same way everytime the government comes up with some new law or regulation that crosses the line of what a government ought to do, which is protect its citizens from force and fraud. It's crossed that line so many times, and grown so large, that most people today can't name 3 things that our government doesn't tax or regulate.

  The good news is that we have an election coming up in a few weeks, and there are a lot of limited government Libertarians on the ballot that we can vote for to help re-establish that line that we have lost.

  And it doesn't even require a chainsaw.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the Libertarian Party abandoned the key principle of individual rights to embrace gay rights they lost the vote of this libertarian.

When candidates such as Mike Pence are more libertarian than the Libertarian Party, it seems the 'wasted vote' argument is truly applicable.

For me, I refuse to vote for a big 'L' Libertarian Party candidate, but a small 'l' libertarian regardless of party. That, by the way, excludes most LPIN candidates.

12:18 AM  
Blogger Rex Bell said...

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7:17 AM  
Blogger Rex Bell said...

I'm sorry to hear you feel that way, but I do understand where you're coming from. I have feared for quite a while that from their passion to protect the rights of some individuals, some candidates and party members have crossed the line of promoting government licensure and force to mandate acceptance over tolerance.

I'm glad to hear that you are still voting for substance instead of party. If you truly do that, I'm sure you will find many LP candidates that you can support.

7:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you get abandoning individual rights out of recognizing gay rights???
Mr anon can reject gay rights at will but can make no claim of being libertarian if he condones government or Libertarian Party intereference into personal choices.

The LP makes no statements such as 'go forth and be gay'. It only accepts differences in people and works towards minimalizing government intrusion into where it does not belong.

Kevin Wickes

6:25 PM  
Anonymous Tree Pruning Hendersonville NC said...

Government is disconcerning themselves with the society and the importance of each individual, rather setting a guidelines base that they can shove every American on, sort of like insurance, but not.

We'll need that chain saw for Romney.

-Tony Salmeron

4:37 PM  

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