Rob Eno got really bothered by the idea that the Governor would force us citizens off the road during the blizzard. In his eyes, this is a major restriction of our liberty. So he did what every freedom-loving American does when they see an Injustice: he took to Twitter. Now, normally, I don’t make a post about these sorts of things, and it’s not like I think Twitter is exactly the best medium for reasoned debate (on either the ideological right or the left). But I am cooped up in my house with nothing to do but blog. And really, it wouldn’t be noteworthy that Rob got bothered by Deval “Freedom Snatching” Patrick, except I saw this:
Yeah, that’s right. Rob actually compared Governor Patrick’s public safety ban on driving during a horrible blizzard to…segregation. …Because, freedom? Even in a dangerous storm situation?
Yeah! Huge slippery slope. What’s next? Requiring seat belts when you drive? I mean, honestly. And, hey, what is a public safety emergency anyway? Just because we had a huge snowstorm, is that an emergency? Who can tell? These are “How Many Angels Can You Stand on the Head of a Pin” questions. Do we really want to trust our public officials and safety experts to tell us when there is an emergency? That can only lead to one place: socialism.
Thank god Rob Eno is just some guy with a Twitter account and isn’t, like, an elected official or anything.