Bless those who don’t give a rat’s ass about politics. Sadly, politics cares very much about us. That’s why we have to lure it into the basement where it can be properly chained so grownups can live peacefully. Duct-tape a mattress to the door if you can’t afford soundproofing.
There’s no more human desire than to want to conduct lives free of stupidity. The best way is to tell the government to sod off, as that gets rid of about 80 percent of the problem. Avoid sitcoms to cut what’s left in half. A few people face suffering to help others. We don’t need medals, although it’d be nice. Some of us follow the soul-sapping procedure only to reduce its role. It’s the same reason I learned the names of the New Kids on the Block.
Organic conservatives do not resemble the hippie junk vegetables that cause you to eat bugs and sadness along with your salad. It’s just natural for people to desire autonomy. Many Americans are living the principles of P.J. O’Rourke without realizing it, even with a bit less casual drug use. Maximizing liberty is a normal instinct even if those participating mix up a Calvin Coolidge portrait with Harry Houdini.
Honest gun owners just want to shoot bad guys who threaten them first. People recognize the need to defend themselves as a condition of continuing to exist. Anyone treated like a criminal while trying to obtain a firearm to defend against them wonders if circling criminals bothered to go through with background checks. They endure the humiliating procedure as opposed to robbing banks, not that those interested in the latter would be announcing it during the process.
Those out to earn honestly often must deal with onerous licensing. I can’t recall how many times I’ve read that story about the woman who had to pay a fortune to be licensed to braid hair. But it’s a conservative site favorite for a reason. Needing a slip of paper from the state to announce you’re good at something is unnecessary validation even if legally binding.
But how would we ever know if a seller offered a good product? We could never try something like asking neighbors or trying it once. Life should be without interaction or risk. And modern cyber-men can’t check Yelp for reviews and sort the helpful ones from the delusional crackpots who think they’re going to launch critic careers with devastating takedowns of Olive Garden breadsticks. Nope: we simply must let the government determine who’s qualified to provide for oneself. Treat any violators as criminals if you really want to make them love Big Brother.
Trying to get insurance is much tougher since we must do so. It’s uncanny how premiums skyrocket like deductibles when sellers know you’re forced to buy. Coverage plummets in one of those cruel ironies that costs lives. That’s a steep price to pay for being able to claim everyone’s covered, but at least smugness is healthy.
Sure, responsible adults don’t need to be forced in the first place to do something that protects themselves or their kids. But a little mandatory encouragement can’t hurt, except for that whole market distortion.
Most people see themselves as functional despite Washington’s efforts to classify the bulk as inadequate. Wanting to live on their terms is a simple yet profound goal. That basic tenet becomes challenging when politicians keep tossing anchors it claims are life preservers. You can distinguish between the two by comparable weight, although federal guidelines claim they’re identical.
It takes the smallest amount of pride to not want items bought by others. Nothing’s patronizing like being told one both needs and wants complimentary goods. Forget that potential employers are being bilked to fund the most inefficient take on compassion possible: Americans are renowned for refusing what’s only complimentary with a giant asterisk. Some things are better deals than free.
Removing competition doesn’t work in business or fighting poverty. The demeaning presumption that government’s role is to steer their destiny results in hitting the ground. The uselessness paired with unsustainable debt isn’t quite as helpful as you’d think. The worst example possible of sufficiency comes from those whose orders come at gunpoint.
Always seek out people who are naturally averse to politics. They’re our favorite sort, as this process sucks. Anyone only interested in policy for the purpose of reducing its role is on its side. Don’t feel disheartened if you don’t often hear from such individuals, as they’re often busy being productive. How did they know to do so without a mandate?