In my opinion, if you want to know what's wrong with this country, all you have to do is follow the liberals. When I look at liberal policy prescriptions in total, the inevitable conclusion I reach is - liberals want to destroy America and replace it with a top-down socialist model that has failed time after time all over the world, and is failing all over Europe as we speak. I have no idea why they want to do this. I only know they DO want to do it. They rail against capitalism and free markets, They rail against opportunity and success. They rail against job creators and business. They rail against individual liberty. They rail against religion and traditional morality. Their policies have destroyed marriage and families. They have institutionalized poverty and fostered record government dependence. They have weakened the fiber of the nation, raised the cost of living, and expanded government beyond our capability to pay for it. They would tax us straight into third-world status, but instead of repenting for what they have done, liberals think the problem is that they just haven't done enough of it yet. It's mind-boggling to me.
Here's my rule - If liberals advocate it, it's probably bad for America. The rule holds true about 7-8 times out of 10.
Am I overstating things ??? Am I just a crazy right-winger ? Let's check. This will be the first in a series of "Follow The Lemmings" posts, which will examine the effects of liberalism on this country. In fairness, liberalism, like most -isms, has it's positive aspects, which I do not deny. Liberals (not Democrats) have been on the right side of many civil rights issues (though they are on the wrong side of the one I'm going to discuss today). Liberals (not Democrats) were on the right side of civil rights in the 60's for the most part (until they created the welfare state and started passing discriminatory laws like affirmative action). Liberals were on the right side of women's suffrage back in the day. They are on the right side of equal rights for gays now. Liberals also have a positive influence of things like clean air and clear water, even though the EPA is near to becoming an unelected tyrannical fourth branch of government, unanswerable to the other three.
In spite of the good things liberals do, they are socialist economic nazis. That alone nullifies everything positive about them, and there is much more about them from which to run.
Today's issue is illegal immigration. Here's how liberals are trying to destroy America on that issue.
Liberals advocate amnesty for illegals, though they don't call it amnesty. They pretend it's something else, but it's amnesty. Liberals like to call things something other than what they really are. That's a textbook liberal misdirection technique. That's why they don't use the term "illegal immigrants". They use "undocumented workers", because that masks the illegality.
Amnesty will result in tens of millions more legal Americans at a time when our unemployment rate is already way too high, at a time when we already don't know how we're going to fund our entitlements with 77 million baby boomers retiring, and at a time when we are already racking up historic levels of debt. If there is a worse idea for America than bringing in tens of millions of new uneducated, low-skilled people and adding them to our already record entitlement rolls, I don't know what it would be....thus, that's exactly what liberals propose we do, and there are enough scared Republicans going along to make it happen.
Not only do liberals advocate ignoring our immigration laws (and Obama has blatantly ignored them, in violation of his oath of office), the nation's leading law enforcement liberal, Attorney General Eric Holder, has proclaimed that breaking America's immigration laws and then demanding rights of citizenship is a "civil right". This is the latest Orwellian liberal Newspeak, where a thing is precisely the opposite of what it really is. If you follow Holder's so-called logic, by extension the entire world could enter this country illegally and then claim they have the "civil right" to American citizenship. The idea is so preposterous that only a liberal like Holder could even think it. If we don't have the right to control our own borders, we aren't even a sovereign nation.
But it's even worse than that. Not only do liberals advocate against the sovereignty of the United States, and advocate against our nation's laws, they use American taxpayer dollars to advertise against them as well. If what follows doesn't shock you, then you're already a liberal lemming, brainwashed beyond hope. From Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch today released documents detailing how the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is working with the Mexican government to promote participation by illegal aliens in the U.S. food stamp program.
The promotion of the food stamp program, now known as “SNAP” (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), includes a Spanish-language flyer provided to the Mexican Embassy by the USDA with a statement advising Mexicans in the U.S. that they do not need to declare their immigration status in order to receive financial assistance. Emphasized in bold and underlined, the statement reads, “You need not divulge information regarding your immigration status in seeking this benefit for your children.”
Our own federal government is telling illegals to sign up for food stamps, in violation of federal law. How things could get more twisted and Orwellian than that, I don't know.
I keep hearing Obama, Holder, and others (like Rubio) talk about a "pathway to citizenship", as if it is our duty to provide citizenship to those who have come here illegally. Says who ? It most certainly is NOT our responsibility to reward lawbreakers. Is it our duty to give money to bank robbers too ? Of course not. This is how liberals try to convince you to accept their illogical and immoral positions. Besides, there already is a pathway to American citizenship. It goes like this - get out of the country you entered illegally, apply for legal entrance into this country, and get in line. That's how it works everywhere else, and that's how it should work here too, but that doesn't make liberals feel good about themselves, nor is it a sufficient vote pander for Democrats.
My only exception is for the children of illegals who were born here, the so-called Dreamers. They didn't violate any borders, and they had no choice in the matter. They should get to stay.