The Real Face of Liberalism
I just figured it out. It's been a long time coming, but I did figure it out. I knew liberalism was bad, I just didn't know what bothered me about it. I grew up in the free-love-free-sex-drugs era of the 60's. It was the "If it feels good, do it" era, and that's where the problem with liberalism lie: no personal responsibility. That is the face of liberalism; it is what drives liberals, even if they don't realize it. Look at liberal policies and you will see an abhorrence of personal responsibility.
The whole abortion issue is couched in not wanting to take personal responsibility; you get pregnant, you don’t have to take responsibility, just get an abortion. The fact that you did what gets you pregnant is of no consequence.
Liberal policies have totally wrecked our once stellar school systems. Programs like ‘Outcome Based’ education, new grading systems, no grades, etc. insulate the student from ever having to deal with responsibility. It’s not the student’s fault. In fact, liberalism’s credo is “It’s never your fault”. If you are poor, it’s not your fault, it’s someone else’s fault. So, how does liberalism attack any problem? It does so by insulating the individual from any responsibility to the problem. The answer to poverty is take from the rich and give to the poor. I could go on, but I won’t.
The bottom line is, liberalism is steeped in cowardice. It takes courage to go to war, let a child fail a grade, let a young girl wrestle with responsibility of pregnancy, let the poor struggle with poverty until he realizes it is not the life to live and decides to get out of it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m for helping the poor, but not supporting the poor. And, for those who will rail against me as cruel and heartless, I grew up poor FOR REAL. I know the face of poverty, and I know it is not the way to live. I’m not rich, but I prepared myself not to be poor. I believe in a hand up not a hand out. And I believe I’m RESPONSIBLE for my life. I screw up, I pay. I do something stupid, it’s my bad. In the long run it is ultimately better to take responsibility for my life, because just as I get crap when I mess up, I get the gold if I make it, and no one will be responsible but me (and GOD of course).
We are at a crossroad.
Where do we go from here?