Politics

The Anti-Liberty Left and The (Sexy!) "Incremental Loss of Real Freedom"

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In many bedrooms, it already is.

Via Instapundit comes this Shannon Love post at Chicago Boyz that argues

[Leftists] have defined "personal" to mean only those decisions that touch upon sex. Anything that doesn't touch on sex is not personal and is therefore a matter subject to state control. With this definition they can claim to protect personal freedoms while locking down every other freedom. More and more people have to go hat-in-hand to politicians just get the basic necessities. 

As you go through your day-to-day life, watch all the decisions that you make that influence your total quality of life. Each time you make such a decision, ask yourself if a leftist would let you make that decision if they had the power to stop you. Would they let you have your house, your job, your car, your food, your random stuff? Would they let you run your own business? Would they protect your right to free speech if they disagreed with you? Would they let you educate your children as you see fit? Would they let you have input on your minor children's reproductive choices?

Finally, Ask yourself how many of those decisions would you trade for your sex life? 

The Left has learned the first truth of marketing: Sex sells. In their case, it sells the incremental loss of real freedom.

Whole bit here.