Enough is Enough, Part II

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Source : Wikimedia Commons

Liberalism’s Politics of Destruction

The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded. - Montesquieu

In Part I of this essay I pointed out that the modern liberal political philosophy has been to destroy the foundations on which this nation was built (Christianity and the Biblical, Judeo-Christian standard of morality; free-market capitalism, which enables everyone the opportunity to get ahead; and the rule of law, which liberals have replaced with special dispensations based on race, poverty, etc.).  Their actions, all in the name of some “progressive” utopia where everyone shares equally in the abundance of the land, have transformed this nation (as President Obama actually promised (i.e., threatened) in his 2008 election campaign.

Instead of a “melting pot,” where everyone who came to these shores assimilated into American culture, morality and values and actually became “American,” modern liberals have insisted on worshiping multiculturalism and some mindless “tolerance” and “non-judgmental” acceptance of whatever dehumanizing, even medieval, behaviors immigrants brought with them from the Third World cesspools they were so desperate to escape.  Forced, arranged marriages for pre-teen girls?  Genital mutilation of young girls?  Humiliation and oppression of women?  Why, that’s their culture, and who are we to say our way is better?

I’ll tell you who we are, or at least, who we were: we were a nation founded on the idea that every single person is free to live his or her life as they saw fit, as long as it didn’t interfere with the freedom of others.  “Your right to swing your fist stops at the end of my nose!”  A nation where the fundamental human rights given by God are guaranteed by the Constitution, which aimed primarily at keeping the government in check, preventing Congress from imposing unjust laws on the citizens.  The Founders knew that a Constitution was necessary, for man is deceitful and changeable, and what man gives he can also take away.  So they acknowledge the real source of our “inalienable” rights, with the intention that they were not to be encroached upon by men or women in government.  Recognize that attitude in anyone in Washington, DC, today?  I think not.

We were a nation that enabled even the most poor among us to work hard and prosper, to apply ingenuity and ambition to succeed and prosper, making it possible for anyone with the gumption to study and work to rise from poverty into the middle class and beyond.  The stories aren’t fiction, they really happened; my family is one of them: a move into low-income housing when I was ten was a step up for my family.  Yet my brother ended up owning his own tire store; my sister became an RN; I became a Pipefitter, then an Instructional Designer/Trainer.  We’ve paid taxes, bought houses and cars, sent our kids to college, etc.  We’ve lived the American Dream…which we’re now told is a capitalist nightmare that deprived others of those things.

But that’s a lie.  By destroying the foundations of decent behavior (i.e., the Bible and Christianity), by demonizing capitalism, which has fed more people and provided more opportunities and freedom than any scheme the liberals in any era ever dreamed up, by elevating archaic and tribal practices from abroad, by preaching “tolerance” for behavior that should never be tolerated, modern liberals have established class and racial hatred and warfare, have entrenched a certain segment of the black population in perpetual dependence on government (a nice way to ensure votes), allowed millions of immigrants to come here yet not assimilate into American values, causing further division along the lines of race, language and culture.  Yes, Mr. President, this nation is in desperate straits, but it’s not because of guns…it’s because of modern liberal politics.

So….enough!!  There is a right and wrong, and it requires judgment (the anathema to liberal thought) to be exercised.  Despite liberal claims to the contrary, there are certain behaviors that should not be tolerated!  Freedom requires self-limits to avoid trampling on the freedoms of others.  Rights are always…ALWAYS!… accompanied by responsibilities: if you don’t exercise one, you end up losing the other.

But modern American liberals want you to believe that none of that is necessary for the perfect society they envision.  And if they have to use government force to take away your guns, or to force you to honor perverts and deviants, or to make you use a certain insurance, even if it’s lousy, or a million other things that THEY decide, not you…then that’s what they’ll do.  It’s for our own good, remember?  Exactly the credo of tyrants throughout history.

  1. CS Lewis wrote: “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” The great irony of all this, of course, is that liberals have taken on that role as moral busybodies, even as they extol the virtues of open marriage, homosexuality, no restraints on indulgent behavior, etc.

So, yes, Mr. President, enough IS enough!  You and Hillary and the rest can take your self-aggrandizing fantasies about a “perfect society,” long since proven to be destructive of freedom and opportunity and societal peace, and shove them!  Guns aren’t the problem….YOU and your shabby, warmed over quasi-socialist liberal ideas are the problem, and have been for half a century now.  Enough!!

To illustrate just how idiotic, deceitful and determined Obama and liberals are to impose their fantasy on this nation, just this last week one of the networks ran a “news” story about the AR-15 rifle (because two were used in the San Bernardino killings), in which they listed four or five of the mass shootings in recent memory, telling how many people the AR-15 killed in each.  Typical wrong-headed, pseudo-novelist claptrap: no AR-15 rifle has ever killed a person…it’s an inanimate object!  It’s the human being wielding the rifle who commits murder!  But liberals can’t admit that they’ve failed to produce perfect humans in their social engineering of the past fifty years, so they must blame something else, anything else but the people committing these murders.  In their tortured reality, it really is the fault of the gun, instead of the person wielding it.

But using their same reasoning, citing body counts to “prove” how evil an inanimate object is, consider this: Let’s say that AR-15 rifles were used in every one of those 105 (re-defined) mass shootings in the past decade.  Then what about the millions of AR-15 rifles owned by law-abiding citizens that have never killed anyone?  Are they just lying in wait, reining in their inherent evil, biding their time before inflicting death and horror on unsuspecting citizens?

Or maybe it’s just that liberals are so deranged by the utter failure of a half-century of their tortured fantasies of a perfect society that they’re willing to create this witch hunt for an inanimate object, and willing to make every law-abiding gun owner in America a felon by decree in order to impose their freedom-destroying ideas on the nation.  I despise the spineless, amoral and unprincipled Republicans in the Congress…but I fear liberal Democrats for their willingness to trample on our rights to achieve their aims.  Such has been the method of tyrants throughout history, and we’ve seen more than enough of it in this country.  It’s way past time for American citizens to demand that finally, enough is really enough!

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