Tuesday, April 20, 2010
H.R. 5034 is David vs Goliath; Freedom vs. Fascism
It is an image that permeates our society and ignites the best that America is. The little guy with faith, hope and resolve facing down the giant that everyone fears. We Americans have identified with this idea since the conception of our nation. It is our true heritage no matter where our ancestors came from and continues to burn bright in the hearts of Americans today.
The under-dog, the outnumbered, the fight waged against impossible odds. The Lone Ranger, the courageous warrior thrust to the center of the fight armed with only wits and a sling. Set out in a vastly deserted battle field to face an army of better equipped, better organized, bigger foes. Approaching the enemy our hero is ridiculed, mocked and laughed at from in front and behind. Silent echoes sound through the mind. Should I tire in battle will I retreat or press on? Will I be strong enough to suffer the slings and arrows of the enemy? Is there a chance to strike a resounding blow for freedom? Whats worth the prize is always worth the fight and I must press on.
That is the issue of Inter-State Commerce and Direct to Consumer sales freedom. The life's blood of the FREE MARKET and the small producer that has more to lose but would gladly sacrifice all for the freedom to compete.
Big business would repeal the 21st Amendment if it would allow them and only them to control the market. They did at one time. They were the syndicated corrupt bootleggers and underbelly of the black market that waged war in this country during prohibition. If H.R. 5034 is allowed to pass the cause for a free market will be struck in its heart. The only ones left in control will be the large wholesale distributors that will affect price, product volume and competition suffocating the very issue of what a free economy stands for and crushing the little guy along the way.
Make no mistake about this issue. This is corporate fascism scheming to gain control of the free market against a more just and democratic form of business. The bill at its heart contend to control the flow of goods between states in the name of the public good, but there is something else more sinister here. If allowed to pass, the Judicial Branch will be told for the first time in our history that they are non-essential. Yes this is about alcohol, but a precedent will be set for other issues and we will have anarchy, separatism and sedition to contend with in the future if we do not say now, NO to controling the free market and YES to the check and balance that is the Supreme court. No to rewriting the Constitution of the United States and Yes to the small businessman, the entrepreneur, the artisan crafter.
Sensational? Maybe, but give an inch of freedom to one who would control a thing and lose 200 years of hard fought independence to men who would be king.
Posted by George Parkinson at 12:51 PM