Iraq Democracy Gaining Steam, U.S. Democracy Eroding
Ol' BC took note. An estimated 11 million Iraqis turned out to vote in the country's election. This amounts to a turnout in the neighborhood of some 70 percent. The enthusiam of the Iraqis is really quite refreshing. They relish the opportunity to participate in a meaningful election. They know what it's like when you have virtually no rights as an individual. These people have lived that nightmare for years and years.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, individual freedom in the United States is under attack. The leftists in this country, many unknowingly being manipulated by the collectivists movement, continue to push for more government intrusion into our individual lives.
December 15th is Bill of Rights Day and Colonel Hogan posted his take on the subject a few days ago, pointing out some of the many infringements amendment by amendment. It's interesting. Here's an example.
Amendment IIA well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a
free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be
infringed.Freedom-loving individuals face a constant battle against government
to keep this Amendment intact. There are thousands of (unConstitutional) laws
that limit the right to arm and defend oneself, and more limitations appear
fairly often, but the Amendment stands. Many individuals keep illegal weapons
surreptitiously, in defiance of these illegal laws, within their rights as
individuals. More power to 'em!
As we watch freedom grow in Iraq, let's not sleep through the erosion of our own individual freedoms. It's what made this country great.
Just a thought.