Answer this for me: were socialists or even communists able to take over our country and run the United States of America the way they want it run and the way that eliminates all the evil corporate greed and power-hungry capitalists, what would happen to all the bad guys? What would happen to those money and power-hungry folks who oppress the people and get no joy out of life unless they’ve stepped on the neck of some poor working man?
Would they all be put in jail? Would they all change their ways? Would harmony reign over this wonderful land with all people living in the same modest homes, eating the same modest meals, riding in the same ecological buses and trains?
If you answered “Yes”, your are dismissed. You can leave now because you are maddeningly naive and incapable of intelligent thought.
If you’re still with me…the answer to the above repeated questions is that all the ambitious high productivity, high income, corporate leaders in our society would not go anywhere. They would stay exactly where they are enjoying the same type of lavish lifestyle they currently have earned. Read George Orwell’s “Animal Farm“.
Remember how the pigs took over the farm and when questioned about their authority and lack of equal treatment the lead pig arrogantly said “Some of us are more equal than others.”. The point they were making is even in a socialist society where everyone is supposed to be treated equally, they aren’t. Ultimately, you have leaders and you have those they lead. Those that lead society don’t change because of the type of government structure, or economic system. The human qualities that drive someone to the top and to a position of leadership and high income, in most cases, will drive them to the top in a socialist or communist system to. You will still have rich and poor. Only in a socialist system you’ll have more poor and the gap separating those on top from those on the bottom will be wider.
How do I know this? Just look at the Communist regimes of the 20th Century. Look at China today. China has fabulous wealth for some of its people. They all happen to reside in the more Capitalistic big cities of China. But outside of Beijing, and Hong Kong there is staggering poverty. China’s a 19th Century agrarian society outside the big cities.
America seems as divided now as ever. I was only a small child in the 1960s and have no personal memory of it. It’s safe to say THAT time was worse. But since the 1960s no time has seen such a complete divide in where American people now look at each other.
And I think the problem is the Democratic party has been taken over by radical, extremist and the sooner the more moderate voices recognize this fact the sooner we can expect our government to serve our needs and their responsibilities. Because now, nothing is being done.
Democrats adopted a platform at their National Convention in Charlotte that contained no mention of God or of a Divine power for the first time in the party’s history. Realizing the massive political error this represented those in charge of the party (i.e. President Obama) pushed through a change in wording amendment to the platform that as you can see in this video was not what the majority of Democrats wanted:
Repeated surveys show only 5-10% of Americans call themselves either atheist or agnostic. But it seems they wield considerable influence in the Democratic party.
Gay marriage has been on the ballots in elections in 22 states nationwide. It’s lost every single time. And yet, the Democratic Party has it in their platform that they support Gay marriage. Pro Gay marriage extremists wield considerable influence in the Democratic Party.
American’s overwhelmingly agree that business owners and entrepreneurs “built it themselves”, and are responsible for creating and running their own companies. But DNC speakers included Massachusetts Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren who started the argument which President Obama carried to national attention by disputing the idea that business owners are in fact harder working, and at times smarter than others, and that they did build it themselves. And yet anti-business, pro-government extremists wield considerable influence in the Democratic Party.
Half of everyone in America is below average in intelligence. That’s a mathematical fact. We are not all equal in intelligence. And I believe, as do many others, that business owners, for the most part, come from the population occupying the upper half of the intelligence scale.
Most Americans oppose the Occupy Wall Street movement according to every poll ever taken on the subject. Not our President, or many Democrats. Of the mere 37% who said they support the anti-business group 64% say their Democrats. Only 14% say they’re Republicans. And so Occupy Wall Street protesters wield a considerable amount of influence in the Democratic Party.
The Democrats are the Pro-Choice party and adopted a plank on their platform that states their support for the Roe vs Wade Supreme Court Ruling allowing unlimited abortion on demand. And what’s even worse is now Democrats say that all contraceptives need to be provided to all women for free. Here’s the problem: most Americans are Pro-Life. According to a May 2012 Gallup poll 51% of us identify ourselves as Pro-Life. Or put another way, 51% believe in protecting the life of the human being who has not yet been born. The same poll shows that the fewest number of Americans ever identify themselves as Pro-Choice.
The Democrats have no one but themselves to blame for turning America against them on the abortion issue. Why? Extremism. Like I said. Extremists have taken over America’s oldest political party. Rather than accept or negotiate reasonable limits on abortion Democrats have adopted the all-or-nothing approach. A huge percentage of Americans don’t believe in late-term abortions. But Democrats fight to keep it legal everywhere it’s challenged. A majority of Americans believe in parental notification should a minor want an abortion. Democrats oppose even that. And four times while in the Illinois legislature Barack Obama voted to allow doctors to kill babies that survived unsuccessful abortions. Most Americans not only oppose this procedure, most Americans are appalled by such a practice. And yet pro-abortion extremists wield considerable influence in the Democratic Party.
And in 2008 Democrats nominated, and Americans elected a U.S. Senator with the most extreme Liberal voting record in the entire upper chamber of our Congress. And Barack Obama wields a considerable amount of influence in the Democratic Party.
Like I said. Extremist. Here’s hoping the more moderate voices grow a spine and start shouting down the far-left influences within the oldest Political Party in the country so that it more closely resembles the reasonable values of those who came before like Kennedy, Truman, Jefferson, et al. They can do it November 6th.
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- The REAL Abortion Extremists (townhall.com)
- Praise and Criticism for the Democratic Party’s Platform on Abortion (lawprofessors.typepad.com)
- Hypocrisy on “Extremism” at DNC 2012 (redalertpolitics.com)
- The Democratic Party’s Deepening Commitment to Abortion (matthewtuininga.wordpress.com)
- God Out – Taxpayer Paid Abortions In (gadabout-blogalot.com)
- Democratic Party time: Liberal celebration of immoral diversity (moralmatters.org)
- Republican and Democratic Platforms on Abortion (thecynicalchristian.blogspot.com)
- God and Jerusalem Gets Booed At Dem Convention (conservativebyte.com)
- Democrat Platform Backs Tax-funded, Partial-birth Abortions (thenewamerican.com)
- Carly Fiorina Nails It: It’s Democrats, Not Republicans, That Most Americans See As ‘Extreme’ (mediaite.com)