You have to laugh when lieutenants in Art Pope's right-wing militia start getting philosophical. This latest from one of the clones reveals hypocrisy taken to new heights.
The subject in this case is property rights. And before we dive in, let me say that I generally agree with the wingers on some key issues here. Standing in for John Hood today, Daren Bakst writes:
This is a critical time for private property rights in North Carolina. The work the committee does now could affect North Carolinians for generations to come. If the committee members do cause harm and make mistakes, it is much better that they err on the side of protecting individual rights than ensuring that government has necessary power.
That seems fair enough as far as it goes . . . but do these guys really believe in "First, do no harm?"
Is that why they plant mini-Popes in UNC classrooms and attack UNC professors? Is that why they stand smugly by without calling Dear Leader to account for his imperial presidency? Is that what they mean when we blow the hell out of a country that posed NO THREAT to the United States or its citizens? Is that what they mean when they don't condemn funding cuts for disabled children and students? Is that what they mean when they endorse unfettered advertising for unhealthy foods directed to children? Is that what they mean when they gush about the rights of freedom-lovin' Mericans to drive gas hogs and revel in their sprawl?
First do no harm. Yeah, right. Just another winger talking point.