On a Return to the Past and Why it is Not All Bad … or All Good
Quite often those that contend we must look for a return to the past in an effort to regain our freedoms are branded with the label of racism. The argument works thusly:
In the past there was institutionalized racism. In the past there were Jim Crow laws. If you want to go back to the past then you must want to go back to racism. You must want a return of Jim Crow.
This is the type of over simplified thinking that often plagues the arguments of the statists. It is enough to make you wonder if they are actually that stupid or just assume that their failed education systems has left you so.
The answer to too little freedom in the past is not even less of it in the future. Rather, as the problems of institutional racism and Jim Crow Laws was due to the “laws” themselves, the problems of the past were caused by too much government. Too much state. Too much power to organizations and institutions to subvert the practices of liberty and the acquisition of property. And now they want to inflate the power of that state. Grant it with all the authority it needs to remove all the liberty and property from the individual.
This is no solution. Unless of course he problem facing us all is a problem of too much freedom.