“You aren’t scared of Trump the person. Trump has been on this earth for 70 years and other than a general distaste for him, no one ever feared for their life because Trump walked the earth. He could do what he wanted because he didn’t affect your life. He had no control over you. What you fear is the power he now wields.”
“What if government had no power over your personal life? What if Trump could make all the threats he wanted, but had no means to act on his evil desires? See, everyone loves the benevolent dictator or even a brutal one, as long as his wrath is pointed in the other direction.”
“Everyone loves the advancement of their own personal agenda, as long as the not so nice parts are pointed elsewhere. We are far too quick to trade our freedoms and liberties on the promise that our compassionate leaders will crush our evil opposition. But every power used to control our political and social enemies can also be used to control us.”
“As libertarians, we believe the government has no business in telling you what you can buy, who you can love, or who you can associate with.”
“Our philosophy is simple and just – we don’t hurt people and we don’t take their stuff.”
You’re Afraid of Power, Not Trump | Jason Stapleton
We are far too quick to give up freedom for the promise that our compassionate leaders will crush our evil opposition. But every power used to control our political and social enemies can also be used to control us.