Antebellum USA: With slavery, we did the plantation owners’ bidding for nothing.
If we did not, we were punished.
21st Century USA: With the Endangered Species Act, we do the bureaucrats’ bidding for nothing.
If we do not, we are punished.
And we get to pick neither our plantation owners nor our bureaucrats.
And they both ignore our wishes, desires, dreams and rights.
Habitatism* is the priority of the habitat (the Marxist commune) over sacred individual Constitutional rights to be free from slavery. It’s a bad idea to get fatalistic and idly wait around to find out if modern slaves to habitatism can withstand $10,000 per day fines any better than 10 lashes per day for not doing the overseers’ bidding.
The time to reign in the Neo-Nazi Progressive Administrative State is now by changing a number of statutes in order to impose an effective two-strikes-and-you’re-out-of-a-government-job-for-life rule. No disbarment from the practice of law for administrative law judges whose decisions are overruled on constitutional grounds. If the judge is incapable of following the conceptually simple oath of office, then it’s time to find a private sector job.
Ayn Rand warned that the concept of the common good leads to enslavement. Now I see how.
*Habitatism is not a word right now, but we’ve been living under this concept for the past 40 years since the 1973 passage of the Endangered Species Act. Even in biblical times, 40 years is a long time. It’s time to find our way out of the wilderness.
Livy, sharing thoughts and opinion from a bunkhouse on the southern high plains of Texas.