Is Liberty a Privilege or a Right?

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So Pistole thinks the right to travel is a privilege (from the Latin, priva lex) given (and taken away) by government, not a right with which we are “Endowed by our Creator” (you know, the dead white male social construct responding to mythical demonstrative necessity).

The difference between air travel and automobile (or train) travel is one of degree, not of kind — in one, we are a few feet off the ground, in the other, a few thousand. And, of course, the government owns the roads (but not the air: just the airports).

The only way these quickly-compounding and calculated humiliations and offensive intrusions can be perpetuated is with a new frenzy of “anti-terrorist” efforts coordinated with (i.e., in response to) a contrived wider international war that, naturally, produces more terrorists, and more “danger,” as it diminishes liberty even more.

We are at war with Eastasia. We are at war with Eurasia. Thank Ford for the TSA. “At lest they keep us safe!”

12:25 pm on November 23, 2010