The Piercing Truth

This is right from the dictionary and seems to describe Albuquerque, Berry and Schultz. Fascism (f ash ,izem) noun An authoritarian right wing system of government and/or social organization. (in general use) extreme right wing, authoritarian, chauvinistic and/or intolerant views or practices. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one group over another, national, ethnic, especially social strata or monetarily; a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach. Compliments of one of our Eyes

Apr 19, 2007

You Know the City's Out Of Control When...

We couldn't believe our eyes, so we had to read it two or three times... Eric Griego, comedian, former councilor and candidate for mayor in 2005 is calling Albuquerque Nanny Town! (ABQ Tribune) Yep, that Eric Griego!

Eric is not what we would call a limited government type, so when he starts wondering "if local leaders are getting just a little too eager to tackle problems that are best left to citizens to work out for themselves," something is REALLY wrong.

From cameras to animal husbandry, the Mayor and this City Council have decided that they know what's best for you. They seem to believe that they have all of the answers and all of the good ideas... low flow toilets, cell phone bans, types of water dishes, trolleys, arenas, limiting public comment... where will it end and how far will they insert themselves into our lives?
"Thinking of cruising Downtown? Better not, or you'll be fined. Forgot to fix your dog? Better get a loan. Too many cars parked in your driveway? Better give them away or have them towed. Shady activity going on at your local pub? Not to worry: The nuisance abatement team, aka the Safe Cities Strikeforce, will take Õm down.

Sarcasm aside, there are many great local ordinances that make Albuquerque safer and cleaner for us all. However, I can't help but wonder if we shouldn't limit the number of new ordinances in a year to maybe a few hundred." (ABQ Tribune)

Freedom isn't free and it's also becoming a much rarer commodity in our fair city, so much so that even those who favor activist government are concerned about its intervention in our lives. It's something we should all be concerned about. Nanny Town indeed!

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