Could the Death of America Come in the Form of a Golden Trojan Horse?
Conservative or Liberal? Or are those even our choices anymore?
Liberalism: Source: Answers.com
- A political theory founded on the natural goodness of humans and the autonomy of the individual and favoring civil and political liberties, government by law with the consent of the people, and protection from arbitrary authority.
- An economic theory in favor of laissez-faire (a policy or attitude of letting things take their own course, without interfering), the free market, and the gold standard.
Conservatism: Source: Answers.com
- The inclination, especially in politics, to maintain the existing or traditional order.
- A philosophy or attitude emphasizing respect for traditional institutions, distrust of government activism, and opposition to sudden change in the establishment.
Gee whizz, folks... If I were to momentarily forget everything I've learned about politics over the last decade and simply read these definitions, I would swear that not only were I a "staunch Liberal", but Liberalism appears to be the best answer to the economic mess we're stuck in!
What gives, people? Why is the sky still falling?
Could it be that so many of our brothers and sisters believe they are Liberal simply because that's what their parents said they were, and when it came to doing their own soul-searching they came across these same definitions and thought as I - in my own, self induced, political naivety... I am Liberal.
Let's take a glimpse into the history of Liberalism and how in recent years it has become ruthlessly hijacked by something far less appealing, a parasitic cancer disguised as Liberalism. Being a Liberal in today's America is in sharp contrast with Liberalism of the past.
Can anyone recall JFK's speech, "Ask not what your country can do for you..." or Grover Cleveland, after being confronted with a bill to spend truckloads of taxpayer dollars to distribute seed grain to drought-stricken farmers?
Cleveland vetoed that bill, stating, "Federal aid in such cases encourages the expectation of paternal care on the part of the Government and weakens the sturdiness of our national character..."
And who can dismiss what Liberal Presidents of our past have done to protect our fledgling country. JFK ended the Cuban Missile Crisis, bringing renewed peace to a sleepless America; Truman dropped atomic bombs on Japan, bringing a swift conclusion to World War II; these men along with others helped spread peace and prosperity throughout the world by utilizing the strength and determination of the countless young men and women of our armed services, which in turn secured peace and prosperity here at home, as well as abroad.
So, who is this hijacker? And what does it want with America's good-natured Liberals?
Liberalism, itself is not a bad word, and being a liberal - a true Liberal - what I suspect most American's believe when they say, "I'm a Liberal" - is not necessarily a bad thing, even if I do find myself in disagreement with much of what they have to say. Where the problem truly lies, is that we're being swindled - by today's highest-level politicians, hiding behind a false, yet shiny mantle of Liberalism - into thinking, "Desperate times call for desperate measures", and if we don't act now, the world will cease to exist; and in the panic of the moment, we fall for it - even some of the best of us.
I don't know about you, but had I known that passing a "Stimulus Bill", supposedly designed to kick start our free-falling economy, would somehow grant our President the authority to take up the mantle of dictator, taking control over banks, firing CEOs of private enterprise, telling the private sector how it must do business, doing everything in his swift growing power to bankrupt the energy sector, even calling for massive limitations on our free speech - and I'm just rambling off a few of this man's terrifying paths of destruction - I can't imagine that I, nor anyone else in their right mind would have supported this.
But you see, I think that's precisely what they had planned all along. They don't want you to know what's going on, they don't want you to even have a clue; because if you did, they'd be out of a job, and they know it. This progressive movement is like a quick spreading cancer - a foreign ideological mass; lethally clever, superbly cunning, and frighteningly stealthy. They terrified the country into thinking - or perhaps not so much - that something had to be done immediately - or else!
Then faster-than-the-eye-could-see, this "Stimulus Bill" swelled into a 1,000 page colossus. Congress had just barely enough time to read the cute little blurb penned on its cover before being forced - virtually at gunpoint - to vote on a bill that would forever change the course of American history.
This was no Stimulus Bill, my friends. It was a freakin' Trojan Horse!
Let us read the definition of what is eerily describing the path of this terminal cancer:
- Any of various theories or systems of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods is owned collectively or by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy.
- The stage in Marxist-Leninist theory intermediate between capitalism and communism, in which collective ownership of the economy under the dictatorship of the proletariat has not yet been successfully achieved.
Can someone please tell me the name of this cancer - this America-eating, life-ending, parasitic disease, hijacking the defenseless hearts and minds of our poor confused Liberal comrades? My God, what am I saying? This is not a liberal issue, nor is it a conservative or a libertarian issue. This cancer is infesting all that it touches, destroying anything and everything in its wake!
What is this cancer? Read: Part 2
Keith Katsikas is the founder and president of The Right Movement. org. He is very conservative, as can be seen in his writing. He recently moved to Millinocket and is interested in becoming involved with local politics.