Tuesday, January 20, 2015

C.S. Lewis on Mere Liberty and the Evils of Statism

David J. Theroux, founder and president of The Independent Institute and the C.S. Lewis Society of California, discusses the writings of C.S. Lewis and Lewis's views on liberty, natural law and statism.


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Here is the text of Lewis' poem, "Lines During a General Election"

[b]Lines During a General Election
by C.S. Lewis

Their threats are terrible enough, but we could bear

All that; it is their promises that bring despair.

If beauty, that anomaly, is left us still,

The cause lies in their poverty, not in their will.

If they had power ('amenities are bunk'), conceive

How their insatiate gadgetry by this would leave

No green, nor growth, nor quietude, no sap at all

In England from The Land's-End to the Roman Wall.

Think of their roads - broad as the road to Hell - by now

Murdering a million acres that demand the plough,

The thick-voiced Tannoy blaring over Arthur's grave,

And all our coasts one Camp till not the tiniest wave

Stole from the beach unburdened with its festal scum

Of cigarette-ends, orange-peel, and chewing gum.

Nor would one island's rape suffice. Their visions are

Global; they mean the desecration of a Star;

Their happiest fancies dwell upon a time when Earth,

Flickering with sky-signs, gibbering with mechanic mirth,

One huge celestial charabanc, will stink and roll

Through patient heaven, subtopianized from pole to pole.

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7 Children Taken from Parents During Search for "Miracle" Treatment Chemical


"HOT SPRINGS, AR - A "miracle" mineral treatment alleged to be a remedy for cancer and aids is at the center of an law enforcement search warrant. The investigation ended in the removal of seven children from their home in Garland County.

The family has cried foul, saying only the father has taken it and it's mostly used for purifying water for their garden.


DHS won't comment on, confirm or deny any particular investigation but did confirm that if children are taken, the agency has 72 hours to have an emergency order signed by a judge. The courts then have an additional five days to hold a probable cause hearing where the fate of the children will be decided.

As the children were removed from the home Hal and his wife Michelle say they emotionally asked who made the decision.

Hal said, "And finally a young man from the Sheriff's department raised his hand, 'I did it and I'm proud of the decision'." "

So gubbermint goons can kidnap other people's children, and get a warrant three days later? Looks like another oathbreaker won't let the Constitution get in the way of Soviet-style "law" enforcement...