Monday, August 22, 2005

Squashing freedom,

Is it possible to be a Capitalist and oppose freedom? The obvious answer is no, but even among conservative politicians in America there is a misunderstanding of what freedom really means; at least as far as economic matters go. You can't build any building for a business today without making it "handicapped accessible" along with countless other government regulations. That of course takes away the freedom of the business owner, but what most people don't realize is that the "handicapped" lose their freedom also because of the "handicapped accessible" regulations. By agreeing to such practices, the handicapped in America will be viewed as helpless as far as the government is concerned. So you can use your own imagination to discover that the government's next move is to get more control over the handicapped individuals' lives; as far as the government is concerned the handicapped couldn't function otherwise. It's what one famous author called "The Road to Serfdom".