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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fuzzy and Dangerous Thinking of our "Allies"

CATO has taken several positions in the last few years that do not fit with the image they like to present to the world.  A less cynical man might dismiss it as legitimate political differences of opinion, or simply a bad call.  I am not that guy.  Once is happenstance.  Twice is coincidence.  Thrice is enemy action.

CATO describes themselves as "...a public policy research organization — a think tank – dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace."

Individual Liberty.  Yet they have now taken the position that the States are not sovereign.  They have taken the position that SCOTUS is the final arbiter of Constitutionality.  That position may simply be fuzzy thinking.  It may be more ominous.  But the one thing it assuredly is not is a position that advocates their mandate of being dedicated to individual Liberty.

Be careful who you permit to stand as your allies.  With "friends" taking positions such as this, true Liberty becomes ever-more elusive.  When you are puzzled by the actions of an "ally" and you simply can't figure out why they would take X or Y position, in obvious contradiction to their stated goals, try this: Consider the unthinkable.  Consider that they may not be allies at all.  Perhaps they are simply enemies entrenched and well camouflaged while performing their true mission - to undermine the efforts of true Patriots.

We have some of that right here in our own little community...some things just don't make sense, until you accept the obvious conclusion, no matter how ugly it may be.

KrisAnne Hall deconstructs the CATO position here.

Make sure you tune your personal radar as well.

Kerodin
III

2 comments:

  1. Good stuff and AFAIK accurate. I was dismayed to discover this over the last few years. I had mistakenly thought CATO was a premier org for liberty, and have since learned otherwise.

    It might be noted that this sort of problem is inevitably some false underlying premise, usually having to do with the "necessity" of this or that. Ahem.

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  2. Consider that they may not be allies at all. Perhaps they are simply enemies entrenched and well camouflaged while performing their true mission - to undermine the efforts of true Patriots.

    Indeed and most unfortunately. The die is cast.

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