Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Enlightened Lying Lester

Voltaire... he was quite a character, huh? Yes indeed. A man of the Enlightenment and a Classical Liberal. Those must have been the days! If Lying Lester could time travel back to one historical period in our nation's history, it would be the days of the Founders.

Why? Because Lying Lester would have been welcomed with open arms by the Founders, as Lying Lester and the Founders are (were) of a like mind, in agreement on virtually all the important issues of the day.

That only rich land-owning White men should be the decision makers? Lying Lester and the Founders agree. That taxes should be kept low? As I recall the income tax did not come about until MUCH later. The Founders did not believe in individual taxation at all... the same as Lying Lester.

Slavery? The Founders agreed that Black people should be kept in chains and forced to work for rich White folks. Lying Lester does the Founders one better, believing that not just poor Blacks should be bound in servitude to rich White "job creators", but that Poor Whites should be as well. Although Lying Lester thinks that if a Black person has what it takes to get rich, then he (or, less likely, she) should be able to employ some poor wage slaves too. (Lying Lester believes in equal opportunity enslavement).

Yes, there is no doubt about it... Lying Lester, with his superior mind, would fit right in alongside the enlightened thinkers that existed during this Age of Reason. During this cultural movement of intellectuals beginning in late 17th-century Europe that emphasized reason and individualism rather than tradition - people, unlike today - realized that the answers were not to be found with an all-powerful sTate.

No, during this time society was reformed using reason. Ideas grounded in tradition and faith were challenged, and knowledge was advanced through the scientific method. Lying Lester, just like these superior individuals, believed in promoting scientific thought, skepticism, and intellectual interchange.

Lying Lester would have LOVED to be part of this revolution in human thought. This new way of thinking was that rational thought begins with clearly stated principles, uses correct logic to arrive at conclusions, tests the conclusions against evidence, and then revises the principles in the light of the evidence.

All principals that Lying Lester applies to his everyday life. And Lying Lester is a advanced thinker who is opposed to the fantastical superstitions of rEligion, just as the deep thinkers who lived during this grand period of history were.

Had Lying Lester lived during this time period (or could time travel back to it) he likely would have been invited to participate in the Constitutional Convention and help author the Declaration of Independence as well as the Constitution. Nay, likely Lying Lester would have ended up authoring large portions of it.

And then Lying Lester would have likely went on to serve as one of the early POTUSes, as many of the Founders did. President Lester Nation would have gone down in the history books as one of the greatest US presidents to ever serve, of that I am 100 percent certain. No doubt Lying Lester would be remembered as our GREATEST Founding Father and Greatest President. Greater even than Benjamin Franklin or Thomas Jefferson.

Can there be any doubt that Lying Lester was born during the wrong period of history? Instead of Lying Lester quoting and admiring Ayn Rand, Ayn Rand would have been influenced by Lying Lester. And (future president) Gary Johnson would likely have modeled his administration on the presidency of Lying Lester.

Byline: This enlightened commentary was authored by Lord Lying Lester: Man of Reason (AKA Lester Nation). Purveyor of enlightenment. LLIN-059.

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