Besides being the resident idiot in the US Democratic Party, with a recent blog post Senator Elizabeth Warren has once again managed to come across even more moronic than in previous appearances. From “We are not a country of anarchists,” a few examples:
1. If you watch the anarchist tirades coming from extremist Republicans in the House, you’d think they believe that the government that governs best is a government that doesn’t exist at all.
Clarification: there are no anarchist congressmen in the Republican Party. Google “anarchist,” and learn what the word actually means.
2. Behind all the slogans of the Tea Party – and all the thinly veiled calls for anarchy in Washington – is a reality: The American people don’t want a future without government.
Clarification: says who? There is no uniform view of “The American people,” and how can we judge anyway, when the school system has been brainwashing people in the statist religion for ages. Further, most US Americans — Warren being the prime example — don’t even understand what a stateless society means.
3. When was the last time the anarchy gang called for regulators to go easier on companies that put lead in children’s toys? Or for inspectors to stop checking whether the meat in our grocery stores is crawling with deadly bacteria? Or for the FDA to ignore whether morning sickness drugs will cause horrible deformities in our babies?
Clarification: anarchy means voluntary agreements, which Warren obviously doesn’t grasp. Voluntary agreements means a service provider must provide customer satisfaction. When was the last time the market regulated itself? Every single time you read a customer review on Yelp, Hotels.com, airbnb.com, and the like.
4. Government is real, and it has three basic functions [including to] Build the things together that none of us can build alone – roads, schools, power grids – the things that give everyone a chance to succeed.
Clarification: we can build all these things together, and without a government. It has been done many times and has proved more successful. Hers is an infantile, naïve argument, indicating that “if there’s no government, we would all be alone.” In fact, the opposite is true, as the private sector fosters cooperation.
5: The Food and Drug Administration makes sure that the white pills we take are antibiotics and not baking soda. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration oversees crash tests to make sure our new cars have functioning brakes. The Consumer Product Safety Commission makes sure that babies’ car seats don’t collapse in a crash and that toasters don’t explode.
Clarification: going back to the previous point, none of these enterprises would survive on a free market. Bad products = no clients = no company.
And I could go on and on and on . . .