Can They Even Read?

“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:

  1. To be a part of the political Left you have to be arrogant.
  2. You must believe that you are the smartest human being ever.
  3. You must think you have the answer to all of life’s pressing problems.
  4. You must not answer to any moral authority other than your own constantly shifting needs and wants, i.e. what feels good.
  5. You must make certain that no one is ever offended by anything.
  6. You must ensure that everyone is completely safe from harm
  7. You must force your ideas upon everyone else, whether they agree with you or not.
  8. 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 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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One response to “Can They Even Read?

  1. The core problem with Leftists is that their values are not American values.
    Leftists have a Marxist understanding of life and the world, not an American understanding. I’m sorry if you think that’s harsh; it’s true. That’s why Leftists don’t believe in “individual liberty,” which is the only kinds that exists.
    If liberty isn’t within the grasp of every single person, on principle and in actuality, it isn’t liberty. Certainly not the American brand established by the American Founders and Framers. That’s why Leftists don’t like “traditional” American values or the “too restrictive” and “out of date” Constitution.
    The American way is too uncomfortable, too much bother, too uncertain for Leftists – and for those who don’t pay attention because they’ve been brainwashed by the hardcore revolutionary zealots.
    That’s why all Leftist types don’t believe that people (individuals) can run their own lives perfectly well (or better) than any government can – or that every person deserves to be free from the dictatorial thumb. Leftists don’t really believe in people at all, much less their goodness.
    Left-leaning fools (brainwashed people who call themselves Liberals and Progressives, and some often called RINOs) are capable of reading the writing on the wall, but they don’t want to. They turn away intentionally, and they block the clear evidence from their minds. Then they call everybody else closed-minded and simplistic.
    That’s why Leftists believe in (or used to believe in) Barack Obama and all the other Leftists who want to “fundamentally change” America. That’s why they ignored all the glaringly obvious signs about Obama – twice. All his unsavory/criminal/murderous/communist personal influences didn’t matter compared with dreamy and/or malicious Marxist beliefs that apparently seemed so appealing. All that really matters is to oppose – and hate – conservatives and traditional moral values that even halfhearted Americans hold.
    Ask yourself: who are the real “dangerous fundamentalists” in America and around the world? Answer: Leftists. Not the “religious right-wingers” who always get blamed for wanting to do what Leftists actually do.
    That’s why Leftists hold religious freedom in contempt. Any religion that encourages (even requires) individual evaluation and personal responsibility runs counter to Leftist values, goals, and methods. That’s Christianity – way too threatening to Leftists because it’s all about the individual.
    Leftists don’t really like people, not as individuals – except as sex or “love” objects. Leftists only understand people as groupies, as tools of government-conglomerate power gambits; you’re either useful or convenient or you’re the enemy. If you question or oppose them, you’re a target of their endless vicious vendettas. If you give in, you’re their permanent vassal, and you deserve and get no respect, only token gifts of their self-anointed purity, plus snake-tongued, condescending promises of little crumbs that you’re supposed to be grateful for. If you fight them, then relent, you’re still toxic waste, even after you’re dead.
    Leftists never forget, and they don’t believe in forgiveness.
    Do you want to live that way – with those so-called benevolent dictators running your life and your society? Or are you a liberty-loving individual?

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