I was talking to a friend of mine back east the other day. We were chatting about the state of affairs in this country. Now, he’s rather liberal, and I’m rather conservative. We’ve tried to recruit each other for years, and neither has been successful. But I had some problems that I hoped he could fill me in on when it came to leftist philosophy.
So, let’s take a swipe at what I was talking about and see if anyone out there can at least give credence to the problems I have with the left.
Let’s start with inconsistency. I’m not talking about how Joe Biden can be all about sending blacks to prison when he was a Senator and write a crime bill that basically shuns that race. And then the same man comes out a couple decades later, and wants to be their best friend, saying how he’s always fighting for them. No, we understand boldfaced lies. That’s not it. What I’m talking about is something simpler. Let’s look at two things the left is adamant about. Let’s look at abortion, and the death penalty.
Now, I’ll start out by saying that conservatives aren’t very consistent on this point either. Liberals decry that a “woman has a right to choose”…which is a fancy way of saying they don’t want to talk about killing unborn babies. They want it to be about “healthcare choices” for the woman. They forget that they are ending a life. Yet, when they are talking about prisoners who have committed heinous crimes, and maybe murdered all sorts of folks, they don’t want to take their life. How can the life of an unborn child be worth less than a convicted, hardened criminal?
Let’s look at other areas. Let’s take a look at Biden’s staff for a minute. Here we have a guy that is boasting how he has more than half the people on his cabinet that are women. Or, as he put it, “more than half the women in my cabinet are women.” Yeah, he actually said that. But why if the left wants the best people for the job do they have quotas? Why do they limit themselves to certain groups, be it women, or a certain race, or a certain sexual preference? Are you insuring you’re going to get qualified people that are going to be good for whatever job you’re filling by limiting who you hire? And let me ask one other question I have regarding this. If the people of color, the female gender, or people of other than heterosexual preferences are so great, how in the world did we ever elect Joe Biden? He’s a white heterosexual male. He should have been at the back of the line. In fact, according to the liberal way of thinking, Karine Jean-Pierre is better suited to be president than Joe Biden is.
What about criminal justice reform? Liberals feel that we should go easy on criminals because they probably have had a hard life. They feel that it’s discriminatory to make some poor black criminal that may have robbed someone in a New York City subway and gotten caught pay a cash bail to get out of jail until his trial. They want to go with a “cashless bail” society. They think that prisons should reflect the population of America, not the lawbreakers that are sentenced to be there. Why not just keep ALL arrestees jailed until their trial? Why have a cashless bail system so the person can go back out on the street and commit crimes all over again? That’s happened more times than we can count, right?
As far as education is concerned, all of the statistics that I’ve seen say that our kids are getting dumber. It’s simply because our schools have stopped teaching English, and Math, and Science, and have focused on teaching critical race theory, and socialism, and transgenderism, and how to question whether you’re straight or gay. Those things never even appeared when I was in school. Hell, I didn’t know what transgender was! I don’t even think I knew what “gay” was until I got to high school! Is there a reason we can’t focus on what the kids of today will need to know to become the leaders of tomorrow, or are we content to let them wander through life questioning whether they are male or female, or straight or gay?
Liberals also love to tax the rich, right? I mean, you hear it every time there is going to be a tax cut put on the floor of Congress. All you hear is how the conservatives are giving tax breaks to their rich buddies and the big corporations. Well, this one is actually partly true because the liberals have made it so 47% of all of us don’t pay a dime in income taxes. So, if you are paying income taxes come April, you are in a slight majority that also has to pick up the tab for those living a little less lavishly than you. Why can’t everyone pay a certain percentage of their income, say 10%? It’s good enough for God…so why isn’t it good enough for Washington? Of course, liberals say that the poor needs every penny to make it.
Most of the problems that I’ve addressed here can be solved by one thing and only one thing. Those are the choices that people have made in their lives. I had the distinct honor of meeting former Notre Dame and South Carolina head football coach, Lou Holtz back when I was in Toledo. He was in town for a football game, and I got to corner him in the press tower before the game. He told me something I’ve never forgotten. He said that he would tell his players that they have choices to make every day. Do they go to class or sleep in? Do they party or study? Do they spend an extra hour in the gym or do they go eat pizza and drink beer? Choices define us. We choose right and good things happen. We choose wrong and bad things happen. He was so on the money with that. And that is what is wrong with America today. The left has made bad choices for us. Those in need in most cases (not all) have made poor choices in their lives and they are paying for it. It’s not conservatives fault. It’s not the wealthy’s fault. It’s their own fault. It’s called personal responsibility. And until everyone learns that, we are doomed to listen to the crap we’ve been listening to for the past decade.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!
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