Thursday, August 27, 2009

“ALWAYS Love Your Country, But NEVER Trust Your Government”…R.I.P. Robert Novak...

Those were the immortal words of the great freedom-lover and great Conservative commenator, Robert Novak, who also died this week.

It is ironic that a man who worked tirelessly AGAINST individual LIBERTY (freedom), Ted Kennedy, is often erroneously lionized as a “champion of freedom,” while a true lover of individual LIBERTY (freedom), Robert Novak, has often been excoriated as though he championed anything but individual LIBERTY.

It creates an odd juxtaposition of those two deaths.

While Kennedy’s “Liberalism” eschews real “fend-for-yourself” freedom (individual Liberty), Novak’s entire life was spent espousing and defending free minds and free markets.

It’s odd that so many people who laud Kennedy and revile Novak would probably attribute the above quote (“ALWAYS love your country, but NEVER trust your government”) to the wrong man.
That point is as poignant as it is sad. R.I.P. Bob Novak...R.I.P.


Joie said...

Good points, but more importantly...thanks for posting this. Sad as it may be, I probably would not have known of his passing til a couple weeks later when the Kennedy fiasco starts to simmer down.
RIP Robert Novak.

JMK said...

Yeah, his passing was overshadowed by both Te Kennedy's and Dominick Dunne's deaths.

Has 2009 been an aberration or what?

From Ed McMahon, to Michael Jackson, to Farah Fawcett, to Billy Mays, to Kennedy, Dunne and Novak.....I can't remember as many notable deaths concentrated in so short a period.

Anonymous said...

Now isn't that the truth. I never could understand how the liberals managed to make people believe they were for the freedoms of people when exactly the opposite is true.

JMK said...

Neither could I, Robert....too many Americans have fallen for the lure of "free stuff" as "freedom."

Fewer and fewer people seem to understand that equality is the antithesis of freedom/individual liberty.

THAT is dangerous. Our best hope is that the realities of harder times may well drive more people back toward common sense and accepting reality...and as Maggie Thatcher rightly said, "Reality IS conservative.

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