It Is Always Easy

By Doug Newman
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It is always easy to cheerlead for your favorite government activity without considering what it means in the real world.

It is always easy to say that “if you are doing nothing wrong, you have nothing to fear”. But how do you know that you are doing nothing that is wrong in the eyes of the authorities?

It is always easy to say that “ignorance of the law is no defense” until you get caught breaking a law that you did not know existed.

It is always easy to say that your government should “do something” as long as they do it to somebody else.

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About Food for the Thinkers

My name is Doug Newman. I live in Aurora, Colorado, just outside Denver. Food for the Thinkers is mostly about the connection between Christianity and libertarianism. Most Christians do not understand libertarianism. And most libertarians do not understand Christianity. Hopefully, this blog helps clear up those misunderstanding. Check out my old page at www.thefot.us And remember: When you let people do whatever they want, you get Woodstock. But when you let governments do whatever they want, you get Auschwitz.
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One Response to It Is Always Easy

  1. If you haven’t done anything wrong then you don’t have anything to worry about…

    I told myself that for way too long. Quote that I remember every time I start thinking that.
    It’s about WW2 Germany


    First they came for the communists,
    and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.

    Then they came for the socialists,
    and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a socialist.

    Then they came for the trade unionists,
    and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

    Then they came for me,
    and there was no one left to speak for me.

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