An oldie, but apt in todays world.


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Vernal45
June 7, 2005, 05:02 PM
http://www.gunnewsdaily.com/soc1.html

Is the importance of a public servant greater than those they serve?


The value of human life

Socialism in its early stages is made up of many small symptoms that over time become over powering. One of the symptoms is how government officials and socialistic politicians view themselves. In the last five to ten years we have seen the phenomena of the government placing a value on a human life based on who they work for and the type of job they do.

Most notably, laws have been passed within the last five to ten years that increase the penalty for assaulting or killing a government official or law enforcement officer. It is indeed regrettable when a law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty. However, is the grief of their families such that it exceeds the grief of non governmental employees? Is the financial or economic loss experienced greater to the spouse of a police officer than that of an "ordinary American"? The families of victims think not. The penalties for killing anyone, regardless of their job status, should be same.

Murder, regardless of the victim is a tragedy for all involved but to place a higher value on the life of a public servant over that of a civilian is wrong. Government employees, regardless of their job title have selected their lot in life. They serve in their career by choice, not by selection or force.

Placing higher values on the lives of public servants over the people they serve is only one symptom of a government that is increasingly becoming fascinated with itself. It is an undeniable trademark of socialism.


Heroes outside of government are not tolerated

It's not only the value of human life that is different. It is also heroes and those with power or wealth, or both. Look at history and ask what happened when certain people within a socialist regime stood out or became popular among the people as a whole. They are put aside by the government either through force or propaganda. Captains of industry are viewed as a threat to the stability of the government and people. Bill Gates can certainly speak volumes on this subject. This is a man who has created hundreds of thousands of jobs by spawning a new industry and, only until recently, was viewed almost as a cult hero by his peers in business. The government has painted another picture of Bill Gates that makes him out to be not only an enemy of the government, but to the people as well. We are not here to defend Bill Gates. But, before it is all said and done the government will all but paint Gates as the anti-Christ. Recognize what the socialists in government are doing to him. He is too big, too wealthy, and too powerful for the socialists. Their aim is to cut his image down to that of something less than an "ordinary American" as we are so often referred to by President Clinton.

A socialist government becomes so obsessed with its own self-image it creates heroes of those who practice questionable conduct. The government agents who set off the Ruby Ridge fiasco were ultimately rewarded by the government for their actions with medals and promotions. The attack on the Waco religious group ended up with government officials being praised and the dead civilians of the compound being villified as a danger to themselves and the community they lived in.

In a socialist government there is no room for heroes other than those created by the state for the benefit of the state. There is no room for "ordinary Americans" whose life is equal to or greater than that of a public servant. It is a trend that will continue until Americans stop putting socialists into office.

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Standing Wolf
June 7, 2005, 06:38 PM
In a socialist government there is no room for heroes other than those created by the state for the benefit of the state.

Yep. Worship of the state is the new feudalism.

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