Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dean Russell and George W. Bush

Dean Russell, in 1955, "Those who advocate the ‘temporary loss’ of our freedom in order to preserve it permanently are advocating only one thing: the abolition of liberty. . . . However good their intentions may be, those people are enemies of your freedom and my freedom; and I fear them far more than I fear any potential Russian threat to my liberty."

George W. Bush, in 2008, "Well, I have obviously made a decision to make sure the economy doesn’t collapse. I’ve abandoned free market principles to save the free market system."

There is no such thing as a freedom loving right in this country. They are warmongers and economic fascists. Their rhetoric is nothing but a diversion from their real actions, much in the same vein as Reagan.


  1. Kind of reminds me of the "temporary loss" of habeas corpus under Lincoln. He's never been on my list of favorite presidents.

  2. Well isn't everything just a temporary program? The best example would be Milton Friedman's pet program of income tax withholding. That was supposed to be temporary, but when they realized how effective it was at distorting people's perception of their tax rate, they decided that we couldn't afford to get rid of it.