03 September 2008

Are you a Liberal?

To paraphrase Clemenceau's quip, "If you're not a liberal when you're 20, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative when you're 40, you have no head."

With 60% of Americans claiming to be conservative, I've often wondered why Liberal policies seem to swing through our legislative doors so easily.

Dennis Prager put together this list of questions. Each of these questions is a plank in the Liberal philosophical platform. The questions are designed simply to clarify whether or not you agree with the ideas put forth.

My hope, and secret intuition, is that most of you would answer 'nay' to most of these. If you indeed oppose most of these, then you should be voting for the conservative candidates because they share your values.

1. Standards for admissions to universities, fire departments, etc. should be lowered for people of color.

2. Bilingual education for children of immigrants, rather than immersion in English, is good for them and for America.

3. Murderers should never be put to death.

4. During the Cold War, America should have adopted a nuclear arms freeze.

5. Colleges should not allow ROTC programs.

6. It was wrong to wage war against Saddam Hussein in the Gulf War.

7. Poor parents should not be allowed to have vouchers to send their children to private schools.

8. It is good that trial lawyers and teachers unions are the two biggest contributors to the Democratic Party.

9. Marriage should be redefined from male-female to any two people.

10. A married couple should not have more of a right to adopt a child than two men or two women.

11. The Boy Scouts should not be allowed to use parks or any other public places and should be prohibited from using churches and synagogues for their meetings.

12. The present high tax rates are good.

13. Speech codes on college campuses are good and American values are bad.

14. The Israelis and Palestinians are morally equivalent.

15. The United Nations is a moral force for good in the world, and therefore America should be subservient to it and such international institutions as a world court.

16. It is good that colleges have dropped hundreds of men's sports teams in order to meet gender-based quotas.

No abortions can be labeled immoral.

17. Restaurants should be prohibited by law from allowing customers to choose between a smoking and a non-smoking section.

18. High schools should make condoms available to students and teach them how to use them.

19. Racial profiling for terrorists is wrong -- a white American grandmother should as likely be searched as a Saudi young male.

20. Racism and poverty -- not a lack of fathers and a crisis of values -- are the primary causes of violent crime in the inner city.

21. It is wrong and unconstitutional for students to be told, "God bless you" at their graduation.

22. No culture is morally superior to any other.



The problem, and stop me if you've heard this before, is that the word conservative is now a dirty word. The white-washing campaign against conservatives has been on-going for the last 60 years. The reason for this is not based in fact; it is based on spin and innuendo. The Left has spun conservatives as 'fascists' when in fact conservatives have NOTHING to do with fascism. The Left are the ones who borrow liberally from the fascist playbook. "Progressives" are the ones who were always pushing us into wars. They are the ones who made US citizens utter "loyalty oaths." They are the ones who rolled out the New Deal, and the following entitlement programs which, in effect, dismantled the family unit and has resulted in urban decay. "Progressives" also instituted the Poll Tax, so that prospective voters had to pay to vote. Liberals and Radicals want to expand the state so that the government can take the place of church, God and Father.

Conservatives want less government, less taxes, less intrusions into our personal lives, more adherence to the original intent of the constitution, less judicial activism and more liberty. We're the ones who respect babies and assume life begins at conception. We take the side of humans over spotted owls. We respect the intelligence and drive of the typical US citizen. We want everyone to succeed, and feel that this is the best country in the history of the world. We are the ones who thrive on principles and respect the rule of law. We presuppose a spiritual intent to the founding of this country. "In God we trust" wasn't just a slogan stamped onto our currency. The founding fathers instilled a "mystique" into the Declaration of Independence. It was magic, and that magic still flows through this country - and through the conservatives.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Aaaah yes, the Arab-hating Dennis Prager. I found it interesting in the following:

14. The Israelis and Palestinians are morally equivalent.

That's right Denny old boy. ALL persons of Palestinian heritage are not moral. Boy, and your thread above took Obama to task. Unlike the neo-cons, I will give credit to the opposition when need be. A few years ago Prager (an Orthodox Jew) said the cross should remain on the seal of Los Angeles as the city was founded by Catholic missionaries.

I answered "aye" to almost all the questions. And I do it with pride. Bobby Kennedy once said, and I am trying to remember the quote about being a liberal. He basically said it is a badge of honor.

"leftisthebest"

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Anonymous said...

Hey lefty, u do know the only good kennedy is a dead one. Especially bobby!!!

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