Democrats Have Become Extremists

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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“.

Cover of "Animal Farm: Centennial Edition...

Cover of Animal Farm: Centennial Edition

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.

Hong Kong Slums

Hong Kong Slums (Photo credit: Ray Devlin)

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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Phil Cooke, Ph.D.: Occupy Wall Street: Is It a Good Strategy?

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An on the money analysis of what’s really wrong with OWS. Even if you agree with the Occupy Wall Street sentiment you can’t argue their efforts are failing. Clink link below:

Phil Cooke, Ph.D.: Occupy Wall Street: Is It a Good Strategy?.

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“Occupy Wall Street Crowd Blind to Benefits of Capitalism”

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My son was interviewed by a local TV News station (click to see the news story) at the Occupy Seattle protests in downtown Seattle. I wish he’d conveyed to me what he felt was worth protesting. I would have shared with him much of what’s in the essay attached to this blog; though certainly not as eloquently as was done by its author, Hillsdale College Economics and Public Policy Professor William Simon. Click and read. A worthwhile enlightenment into why OWS is so off the mark.

“Occupy Wall Street Crowd Blind to Benefits of Capitalism”.

This entire essay was read, verbatim, by Rush Limbaugh during his nationally syndicated radio program the morning of November 18, 2011. Thanks Rush! Limbaugh is not a journalist. He’s an entertainer, and a very successful one. His greatest contributions come when he shares well researched information gathered by others rather than opening his big fat mouth.

Get MAD! Defend yourself. Conservative values are worth defending.

One of our greatest thinkers.

A Founding Father who helped the poor, but didn't entitle them.

Efforts by the Liberal left, or do we call them “Progressive”, continually question the wisdom and the morality of those with Conservative political values. It’s about time to call them on it. It’s about time the majority of Americans who believe in the values categorized as “Conservative” stand up and quit taking it. To do otherwise is to concede your morality. To do otherwise is cowardly.

Some of my Liberal friends have been taken aback, recently, by my strong defense of my views and my response to their personal attacks. I think some of their surprise has been brought on by the sheer newness of such rebuttal. They are too used to calling Conservatives greedy, selfish, uncaring, and hypocritical without adequate response. So they continue their unthinking, unintelligent and amoral attacks. They claim the high ground and hold it because we’re to pansy to tell them they’re wrong. Either that or they’re right. We are greedy, uncaring, selfish, hypocrites. I for one, don’t think that’s the case; which is why I’ll swat down the mean-spirited attacks every time, even when they come from friends.

Recently in an on-line stream of comments I refuted using China as an example of a nation to be emulated for a lot of obvious reasons. A Liberal friend said I had my head buried in the sand and then offered a sarcastic swipe of the idea of China providing more freedoms for their citizens. When I pointed out to my friend that they were being rude and sarcastic I was excoriated and have not enjoyed this friends thoughts since.

In another recent discussion I trudged down the dangerous path of debating abortion. I stated that life begins either at conception, at birth, or somewhere in between; clearly a reasonable statement. My liberal friend stated that he believed life begins at birth and that I was insensitive to a mother wanting an abortion and uncaring about a baby that might be born with a heroin addiction. Now I had not even stated when I thought life began but had only postulated that it could be debated that it occurred some time prior to birth and for that a very good friend characterized me as selfish and uncaring and mean-spirited. It’s got to stop. It’s got to get to a point where reasonable ideas are treated as such and those voicing them are not demonized for doing so.

The most obvious of these Liberal attacks is the charge of greed and selfishness. In the words of Liberals those who make substantially more income than the majority of Americans and don’t want to pay more taxes to pay for more Democratic welfare programs are greedy. They furiously claim the GOP is taking food, medicine, education or nurturing away from the poor and starving. They claim Conservatives don’t care to help the less fortunate in our Society. We’re uncaring. The fact is if we didn’t have better alternatives they’d be right. They’d be right if numerous surveys didn’t reveal that those who call themselves Conservative give a higher percentage of their income to charity than do those who call themselves Liberal or Progressive. They’d be right if evidence showed that Democratic Government spending on such things like education actually worked. They might be right if the money they claimed was going to programs that benefit society as a whole actually went to programs that benefit society as a whole. Liberals might be right in calling us selfish, greedy and uncaring if illegal immigrants were taking the jobs and social benefits of college educated, more affluent Americans.

But while Federal tax dollars going toward education have skyrocketed in the past forty years graduation rates, and test scores have remained static or declined. A half-billion dollars went to solar company

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Solyndra and its failed business model rather than building roads and bridges and other “shovel ready” projects from the 2009 $700-billion stimulus package. And for every dollar that goes toward AIDS research to placate a loud but relatively small minority of staunchly Democratic victims of the disease, an equal number of federal dollars is denied research on heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Multiple-Sclerosis and other diseases that affect everybody. And while our Liberal friends advocate for the rights and more hand-outs for illegal immigrants they ignore the poor and less educated legal American or legal immigrant whose job and who’s government benefits the illegal immigrant is taking.

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The fact is my faith and my morality dictate and require that I help those who are truly in need. All that makes us human dictates that the least capable among us be given food, shelter, education and nurturing by those who are more capable or more well-off. But my question is when did it become wiser or more compassionate to give a hungry man a fish, than to teach a hungry man to fish? Why are you a better person than me because you look at people and consider them incapable of individual achievement and devoid of personal fortitude; while I understand failure to be an integral part of success?

I don’t mind debate. In fact I love it. But I detest the personal attacks and the moral superiority the left perpetually presents. You don’t need government to be caring and compassionate. It’s harder to be caring and compassionate when you’re Conservative because of the name calling Liberals will subject you to. But don’t take it. Stand up for what you know is right. And in closing I’ll just point out that one of our Founding Fathers and greatest thinkers agreed with a more Conservative approach to helping the poor: “I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.”Benjamin Franklin

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