A good idea from Europe?

2 09 2007

I ran across this piece of whining from Associated (with Terrorist) Press, and figured it would have something interesting in it. I was surprised that there is still common sense in Europe. Then I remembered that Switzerland is not in “new” EUrabia, otherwise known as the EU.

The article starts out with true Journalistic neutrality.

The campaign poster was blatant in its xenophobic symbolism

Or, maybe not. The article goes on to talk about the largest party in Switzerland trying to get enough signatures on a petition for a referendum to change the law to allow entire immigrant families to be expelled if their children are convicted of a violent crime, drug offenses or benefits fraud.

Wow, what a great Idea! Make parents responsible for their children’s bad behavior. I was told “you live in my house, you live under my rules.” I must have been ok with that, I didn’t move out till I got married.

The writer thinks that this is a bad idea because she mentions the Nazis twice, Stalinist Russia and the Cultural Revolution of China. All good images to scare the reader with, as the writer is trying to make you to be afraid of common sense. A country has the right to decide who can and can not live in it. A country also has the right to set the rules of behavior for its own citizens.

But the writer is oblivious to the point he just made. What do all three totalitarian regimes he mentioned have in common? They are all socialist! Three countries where the citizens either gave up their common sense, or were conquered by force, or had it stolen from them with promises of “we will take care of you from the cradle to the grave.” A sickening poison, socialism is indeed.

I wish we had someone brave enough to ask for common sense in our country!

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