Thursday, September 25, 2014

Eric Holder, Enemy of Liberty, Resigns

-Ron Paul
It looks like a major enemy of liberty will be stepping down. US Attorney General Eric Holder will soon be leaving office.

He hold strong convictions that government has a right to secrecy, something that he denies to the American people. He is the only attorney general ever to be held in contempt by the House of Representatives for refusing to hand over documents dealing with the “fast and furious” scandal.

I’m sure there won’t be many libertarians who will miss Holder. But it doesn’t necessarily excite me about his departure. Why should we automatically assume his replacement will be any better. It’s the philosophic system that needs change. The understanding of what true liberty and the proper role of what government should be is what counts.

Even when we change political party control of the executive or legislative branch, not much happens. When we change the chairman of the Federal Reserve, no one really notices. Unfortunately, our intellectual and political leaders are authoritarians and endorse big government in all areas, from the executive and judicial to the legislative.

In other words, there’s no reason that our liberties will be better protected with a new attorney general under current conditions.

Do you think we will see change in our political leadership? Not likely before an intellectual revolution. Share your thoughts in the comments.