By: Diane Benjamin
Citizens have forgotten history. Getting away from repressive government is why people took a treacherous journey by boat across an ocean to get here. It’s why they fought a war to found a new country. They wanted to be free.
Free to practice the religion of their choice.
Free to govern themselves.
Free to shape their own future.
The week Tari was on WJBC. He and Scott Laughlin agreed that freedom of religion no longer exists because the courts have ruled. Thanks for erasing that part of the 1st Amendment guys. Listen here: https://audioboom.com/boos/4612796-tari-renner-bloomington-mayor-5-25-16?t=0
Citizens have no duty to comply with government edicts when it violates their Constitutional rights. Courts making bad decisions have been our history. Eventually their rulings are immaterial. As a Poly Sci professor Renner should know that. Is killing babies settled Tari? Scott? Anybody?
I just threw that diatribe in, it wasn’t the reason for this story.
Around 8:30 Tari declares the future of transportation: multi-modal. Therefore bike paths, massive subsidized buses, and high-speed rail that isn’t high-speed.
Government declared what type of energy we are required to use – the most expensive possible. It must be killing leftists that oil prices dramatically decreased. When gas is affordable their multi-modal plans self destruct.
Government told kids they must have a college education. Massive debt later good jobs don’t exist.
Couldn’t be a conspiracy to squash the middle class, could it?
Expensive energy, massive debt, higher taxes to enact it all – what happened to freedom?
Later in the interview Tari says he likes being Mayor because that’s where you get things done.
That would be HIS wish list, not the citizens. How are those roads coming?
Those multi-modal dreams will only happen if citizens are bankrupted. The American love affair with cars will continue – even with millennials. They travel by car, they grocery shop by car, they lug clothes to the laundromat by car. They pack vehicles to escape city life for camping and hiking. Public transportation puts a huge lid on experiencing nature, and no they won’t rent a car for the weekend to do it.
Now go back to the top of this story. America wasn’t founded so government can shape the future, Henry Ford did that. Government can’t be allowed to dictate lifestyle and force socialism by allowing you to keep a little of your money.
If you love Europe Tari, go live there.
Citizens: Elect people who know history and the Constitution, then term limit every one of them.