Thursday, July 11, 2013

45 Enemies of Freedom

Reason magazine lists their top 45 enemies of freedom. Not just in the U.S., but around the world. Some of the names I don't recognize.

I certainly agree with their #1 choice of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He would have been my first choice. Somebody needs to off that guy. Dianne Feinstein should certainly be on the list, too.

I'll disagree with at least one choice: Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio listed #3. I'm not much of a fan of his anymore, but I'm not sure it's fair to say he's attacking freedom because he runs no frills (to put it mildly) jails. Same with his enforcement efforts against illegal aliens. There are a number of legitimate criticisms of him, but I don't think those two equate to being an enemy of freedom.

I'm surprised they didn't have Barrack Obama or George W. Bush on the list, but not to worry. Reason supplied its own poll where you can vote for your favorite enemies of freedom.

I voted for Obama and Bush, but drew a blank when trying to come up with others. Our new congressman, Jared Huffman, might qualify.

You might also enjoy reading Reason's list of Heroes of Freedom from back in 2003.


At 7:53 AM, Blogger Travis said...

Well in all fairness Obama and Bush or just puppets The Federal Reserve and all the major banks that own shares in it should be at the top of the list Fred be careful what you say or the NSA might ghost your ass( do you think theyll use Marshal Law in Florida if Zimmerman is acquitted)

At 9:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get a grip, Fred

At 9:23 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Well in all fairness Obama and Bush or just puppets.

I'll go along with that. I always felt Bush never really had strong feelings on issues and what came out of his presidency were just things put to him by advisers. He simply put the signature on them.

Not so sure about Obama although I do feel he's personally not interested in getting involved any more in the middle east but has enormous pressure on him to do so.

Still, if a president is going to take credit for the supposed good things that happen on his watch (which they all do), it's fair to blame him for the bad things.

At 9:33 AM, Anonymous Julie Timmons said...

"Somebody needs to off that guy"? Fred, you've sunk to a new low.

At 9:36 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Hmmm??? It just came to me that even if someone is a "tool", if they have the power to attack your freedom and use it to do so, they're still an enemy of your freedom.

At 8:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Henchman Of Justice" says,

somebody needs to off rapists, murders, child molestors, etc...

sinking to an even lower new low

but hey, have a coke and a smile and be sure to wear a suit and tie while pulling faces as one lies to the American People on any given politically constitutional issues.

Afterall, looking good has its benefits!

Not swayed,



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