This article was first published Friday, August 31, 2012
I check the news articles online, and whenever there is an article about Mitt Romney the lefties come out in droves to bash him in the comments section. It's very unsettling how hateful and ignorant these people are. The supposedly tolerant left seems to hate anything they don't understand, especially Mormons. There are always cracks about the planet Kolob and magic underwear, and I wish I could say I'm surprised, but truth be told the Democrats have always been the party of hate.
The Solid South is a good example of the Democrats' hateful roots. Even today, there is clear evidence the Democratic Party's divisiveness. The assumption that welfare reform is racist by Democrats is clear cut evidence they think only minorities need welfare and entitlements. Democrats contend that minorities need more help to get a job or education with affirmative action and racial quotas. They must think minorities are too stupid or unskilled to obtain these without help from the Nanny State. Democrats also seem to think minorities are too stupid to obtain a photo ID, made evident by their fierce opposition of voter ID laws designed to eliminate voter fraud. Eric Holder believes the Texas voter ID law is racist because minorities won't be able to afford the fee to obtain photo IDs. Ironically, the Republican dominated state of Texas has passed a law requiring these IDs be given to anyone who can't afford it. I guess Holder doesn't educate himself before he opens his mouth.
When a huge tide of fiscal conservatism fueled the TEA Party movement, Democrats immediately cried "Racist!" Apparently they're projecting their own shortcomings on the opposition that wants fiscal responsibility and a limit on Federal power.
I've always believed in our Constitution, so I find it unbearable to see it completely undermined by Ds and Rs alike. Libertarians and Constitutionalists are concerned with equal opportunity, and equal protection under the law. Apparently Democrats are only concerned with "equal results." It amounts to pandering for votes, and unfortunately, it's working. I'm guessing this is because our education system is now decimated by Federal programs like "no child left behind." It's almost like the Ds & Rs are tag teaming the American people in a gang rape on freedom. Hopefully young movements by the GOOOH Party and the Libertarian Party can bring real change and debate to the political landscape, but with the lack of wit and education in this country's populace, we're not likely to keep our liberties much longer. The Nanny State has us in a scorpion death lock, and as long as we buy into the two party system, we'll never escape it. Our fore-fathers and even some old school Democrats knew the way to make this system work, and their words of wisdom are timeless and worth repeating.
"Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education." -Franklin D. Roosevelt
"The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all." -John F. Kennedy
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." -Thomas Jefferson
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." -Abraham Lincoln
"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution." -Abraham Lincoln
"The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself." -Benjamin Franklin
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny." -Thomas Jefferson
"He that lives upon hope will die fasting." -Benjamin Franklin