“It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.” ~Ronald Reagan
By Alden L. Benton
Here is a simple description of the modern American political Left:
- To be a part of the political Left you have to be arrogant.
- You must believe that you are the smartest human being ever.
- You must think you have the answer to all of life’s pressing problems.
- You must not answer to any moral authority other than your own constantly shifting needs and wants, i.e. what feels good.
- You must make certain that no one is ever offended by anything.
- You must ensure that everyone is completely safe from harm
- You must force your ideas upon everyone else, whether they agree with you or not.
- You must ignore the lessons of the past because you are smarter than anyone who came before you.
Arrogance is a given. We all like to think we’re smart and can come with some rational answers to things. However, the political Left doesn’t acknowledge that they are really no smarter, and I would say in reality dumber, than the rest of us.
Just look at the president. He offers no new or original political thinking. His policies and views are just bad re-runs of things that have been tried before—and resulted in failure. They think it’s smart — NOT!
Trying the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results is the definition of insanity.
Real life is not perfect and carefree. It is full of trials and troubles that test our resolve, our fortitude, our morals, and our faith. Life is dangerous. No government can keep us completely free of harm. It is our personal responsibility.
As Ronald Reagan once said, “Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.”
And as far as not wanting anyone to suffer from some offense, real or imagined, I say hogwash. The entire principle of free speech is based upon saying what is on your mind and in your heart. If that offends you — Deal with it!
The whole idea of political correctness (PC) is power through censorship. This power of social censorship prevents any meaningful discussion about anything. It promotes fear.
It leads me to wonder when they are going to rename the card suit of spades in a world where the radical gays think the Christmas food fruitcake is homophobic.
The old rock and roll singer Frank Zappa summed up PC the best when he said, “Political correctness is the language of cowardice.”
The last two points in my list are obvious flaws that people in power suffer from on both sides of the political aisle. It is worth mentioning because for the Left, it is not just a malady, but also an entire way of life both in and out of politics.
Now the question of whether or not the American political Left can read. To be honest the evidence leaves me wondering.
It is clear they do not read the U.S. Constitution, they do not read the Bible, and they can’t be bothered reading history books or the legislation they vote on. If they do, they either don’t understand what they have read or misinterpret or manipulate its meaning.
What has drawn me to this question is an article published on Breitbart.com with this headline: Veterans Affairs Bans Christmas Cards to Troops Over Religious Content.
What on earth are these fools thinking about?
Whatever one’s opinion on our current wars, the government, or anyone else, has absolutely no right to deny any wounded warrior a Christmas card. These men and women gave us their service in the most ugly of circumstances — war. Censoring their mail for religious content is not the way to repay them. They did not fight to preserve censorship or an anti-Christian attack government.
Christmas, despite the fact it has morphed into a commercial holiday, is still a fundamentally religious, Christian religious holiday that is officially recognized by the U.S. Government.
The actions of the Veterans Administration over the past few years is just one battle in a war being waged by the political Left against both the U.S. Constitution and Christianity. If you defeat one, you defeat the other and gain total control.
First, it is clear that the political Left, even those who profess religious, simply cannot accept that there is a higher power greater than them or their idea of an all-powerful government. Those of us who call ourselves Christians answer only to God.
The second front in this attack is on Amendment 1 of the United States Constitution. Amendment 1 states,
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
This amendment frightens the political Left the most. It is the foundation of our liberty and a fundamental protection against the power of government. It is clear and concise.
Without the First Amendment, we will be forced to worship at the altar of an all-powerful government led by a self-proclaimed Messiah; without it, we will not be allowed to say what is on our minds or question the government; without it, we cannot meet in peaceful protest to give voice to our concerns. We will become enslaved, in body and in soul.
This is not the world in which I choose to live my earthly life.
This is not the world I want to leave to my children and the generations that follow me.
I will never bend my knee, or my will, to anyone but God and will teach my children to do the same.
Yes, the political left can read, but they only read what would help them take control of the rest of us.
We must stand and fight before it is too late.
“You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.” ~Ronald Reagan
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