Opinion by AAABTonto:
Whenever I hear a progressive or liberal speak I am in awe. Their perspectives and conclusions are not just different; they are utterly devoid of tangible reality. I can accept that they would favor socialism over capitalism, amoral versus moral and atheism versus creationism. They are entitled to their point of view and I respect that, but I am a conservative with libertarian leanings and I am entitled to mine.
What I have a problem with is that they do not reciprocate this concept. I am not entitled to my opinion. The progressive or liberal is a one-way street. My opinion is irrelevant or, even more bombastic; my opinion is oppressive—even criminal. Liberty does not have to be imposed, socialism does. The Democrats, liberal media and moderates on both sides of the aisle claim that the Right needs to “compromise,” but their definition of compromise means that I should just shut up and do it all their way. I am intolerant because I merely question their position on any given subject. I am an anarchist because I want to see a limited government in the original vision of the Founding fathers. I am an extremist because I believe in the literal and concrete stipulations that the Constitution enunciates. I am belligerent because I request that they show me facts instead of precedents. I am inferior because I prefer action to words.
Recently, Harry Reid made an appearance on the Rusty Humphries Show and he was asked about comments he made deriding the Tea Party and accusing them of being anarchists:
Harry Reid doubles down on calling Tea Partiers a bunch of anarchists
The Tea Party is not advocating anarchism and that is fact, Harry. I think Harry may have the Tea Party confused with the Occupy Wall Street crowd. Harry’s ridiculous statement is exhibit “A” in my contention here. He knows this isn’t true, but he is determined to paint his opponents in the worst light possible–the truth be damned. The progressives are so determined to fundamentally transform America from a constitutional republic into a socialist oligarchy that they are flagrantly denying truth to its face. They think they can say anything and their parrots in the MSM will will hammer it home as fact.
Liberals look at the Constitution and read things that are not even there and in the same moment deny things that couldn’t be more succinctly written. President Obama has openly criticized the Construction because it defends the citizen from the government and makes no inclusions for what the government can “do to the citizen.” Progressives, liberals, Obama and his minions are “statists” and they have no use for the individual.
Examine their derision of Christianity and their ironic embrace of Islam. Christianity does not impose its will; it encourages others to follow the Gospel but does not “force” them to do so. Christianity promotes charity, forgiveness and self responsibility. Islam, on the other hand, commands its followers to fight those who do not believe the teachings of Muhammad. It oppresses women, condones sexual slavery, polygamy and wife beating. Women are not to be educated. Homosexuals are to be put to death. Thieves are to suffer the amputation of hands and feet on opposing sides of the body. Islam is a theocracy—the religion is the law and yet, liberals are more accepting of it than Christianity. Liberals will deny a Christians’ right to prayer before a graduation ceremony, but demand that an airport install foot baths for Muslim cab drivers. This is patently insane, but sanity doesn’t matter when “results” are the ultimate goal–regardless of cost.
Most insulting of liberal traits is their assumed superiority—a quality they share with Muslims. Conservative Christians are knuckle dragging Neanderthals who believe the fairytale laden “Bible”—they aren’t intelligent enough to comprehend the astute, ingenious methodology of the elite statists. Individualism is threatening to the state, which seeks to mollify the masses and make them into modular components for the elite to plug and play as they see fit.
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They love America—to death. If you question a liberal’s patriotism they will come unglued. They will immediately accuse you of being a fascist—something they don’t even know the definition of …Meanwhile, their President directs the government to buy General Motors and literally denies the rightful shareholders of GM stock to any compensation (fascism defined). There is your liberal patriotism; stealing from one person to give to another. Redistribution is “patriotic”?
Fundamental Transformation Is Not Patriotic. It Just Isn’t.
The problem we have is not that we are opposed by Democrats and progressive liberals, conservatives are even being dismissed by the Republican Party! We are, thank God, still in control of the House of Representatives–or are we? The House is charged with approving the funding for the government. John Boehner is supposed to be in control of the purse strings and could simply de-fund Obamacare and all the other reckless fiscal appropriations that Obama has forced on us against our will, but he does nothing! What the hell is Boehner’s problem? Boehner said:
“We have voted many times over the last 2 years that we’ve been in the majority to defund Obamacare, to repeal Obamacare, and we will do so again here in the House in the coming months,” Boehner said. “Our goal here is to cut spending. It’s not to shut down the government.”
“I believe that trying to put Obamacare on this vehicle risks shutting down the government,” Boehner continued. “That’s not what our goal is. Our goal here is to reduce spending.”
Really? Excuse me Speaker, but your efforts seem to have done damn little to thwart a $17 trillion deficit! And … Senator Reid thinks we aren’t spending enough. The government is spending us into oblivion and shutting it down, until we can get a handle on this, sounds like a damn good idea to me! We need a responsible government that respects the taxpayers who fund it. The Left is never going to think kindly of you, Speaker Boehner, so why not get something for their hatred of you? Shut it down and derail the “fundamental transformation” before it really is too late.
What is Boehner’s agenda? Is he carrying water for the other team? Could he possibly find the spine to be critical of the President, who has bankrupt the country, abused his power and withheld information about Fast & Furious and Benghazi? Might it not be time to be critical of an administration whose State Department is intimidating employees from telling the truth about events surrounding the Benghazi cover-up? Oh no, we better not make any waves and upset the beltway boat there on Capitol Hill. The NY Times might get upset.
“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.”
– Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 4, September 11, 1777