"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclesiastes 10:2
I’m always hearing Liberals/ Democrats referring to people who I consider to be ‘regular’ people, as “radical” and “extreme”. They do this with the specific intent of forming our opinion of who these people are. The people they try to label as radical and extreme are Republicans, who in all honesty, come on all forms: liberal, moderate and Conservatives. It’s Democrats who attempt to malign Conservatives as “radical”, out of the main stream.
Let’s look at the definition of “radical”: thoroughgoing or extreme, especially as regards change from accepted or traditional forms; favoring drastic political, economic, or social reforms: radical ideas; radical and anarchistic ideologues.
And “extreme”: of a character or kind farthest removed from the ordinary or average; utmost or exceedingly great in degree: extreme joy; farthest from the center or middle; outermost; an object at the extreme point of vision.
Some of the people currently being referred to as “extreme”, and who are always defined as “radical”, are Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, VP candidate Paul Ryan, Gov. Sarah Palin and of course, everyone associated with the Tea Party. Do these people and the Tea Party, actually fit into a category of “thoroughgoing or extreme, especially as regards change from accepted or traditional forms”? Or how about “of a character or kind farthest removed from the ordinary or average”
A Conservative is simply someone who believes in upholding the law of the land, our Constitution; who respects unborn human life and believes abortion shouldn’t be a form of birth control and who believes in a smaller Central Federal government – as the country was founded. Most, but not all, believe in God. Extreme?
Barack Obama has said on many occasions, that he sees the Constitution as limiting what government can do “for the people”… or TO the people. He’s correct. It limits the power of government so we would never have an all powerful ‘ruler’ or king. Congress is to reflect the “will of the people” – not necessarily the will of 1 man.
The Republicans believe in small government; enabling individual peoples maxim freedom without government interference. Allowing business, capitalism, to thrive and grow, which is accomplished when government isn’t picking winners and loser by it’s overly burdensome and sometimes intrusive policies.
Obama and the Democrats believe the polar opposite. They want big governemnt control, redistribution of taxpayer money as they see fit, condemning certain businesses such as oil, gas, coal and nuclear – and government deciding what size drink cups are allowable, if Chick- fil- A is allowed to open a business in your town and whether McDonald’s is going to be allowed to put a toy in a Happy Meal. Extreme.
Provably, the “extreme” and “radical” people are Barack Hussein Obama and the Democrats, who long ago left the reasonable Democratic plantation and are willfully mired in the middle of Leftist ideology, aka Marxism. And their ideology is Marxism, or socialism, despite how they flee from the terms.
Democrats have been redefining the meanings of words for as long as I’ve been alive – so it makes sense that it’s been going on much longer. Socialism became a banned word, once people realized what it was – the Democrats therefore started using the word “Progressive” in the 20 or ’30’s. When that words was finally reveal as a radical political ideology, Democrats started using the term “Liberalism” – all the words mean the same thing – what we would define as radical and extreme in a freedom loving, capitalist country. They’re all words for government controlled socialism.
Know your words. Know the Democrats – and get to know what Conservatism means – before our great nation evolves, by force, into just another 3rd world country, controlled by the rich politicians. There’s nothing stopping American from become a socialist, dictatorial controlled county, except informed citizens.
Extreme and radical define the majority of the current Democrats. They reach beyond the Constitution to impose laws and mandates. They create more and more laws to constrict and control individual freedom – there’s little that can be called ‘normal’ or even moderate about Democrats to the average American.
Most of our ancestors fought and died for this Document, because they knew it meant personal liberty and individual freedom.
No one would fight or die for this piece of propaganda. There’s nothing “tolerant” “generous” “enlightened” or “charitable” about Liberalism. It’s simple oppressive.