Top Five Reasons
The Left Hates Individual Liberty (A Rush Handout)
1.Because they can’t claim credit for its achievements.
Right: “When one starts poor, as most do in the race of life, free society is such that he knows he can better his condition… I am not ashamed to confess that 25 years ago I was a hired laborer, mauling rails, at work on a flatboat – just what might happen to any poor man’s son!” – Abraham Lincoln 1860.
Left: “Do any of them seriously believe if I had been President, and my economic team had been in place the last eight years, that this [economic crisis] would be happening today? I think they know the answer to that: No.” – Bill Clinton, Feb. 16, 2009.
Liberals love you loving them – and believing you owe them. The source of their power is convincing you that all the good in your life is thanks to their existence. You’re not driving across that bridge because of American ingenuity engineered and built it, but because Robert C. Byrd funded it. You didn’t make money in the 90’s because you worked for it; Bill Clinton’s economic team created it for you. You’re not going to get out of this economic crisis with risk and toil; Obama will pay your mortgage. Bottom line: If you’re independent, liberals don’t own you, and if they don’t own you, you realize how useless – even detrimental – they really are.
2.Because it is a check on their power.
Right: “That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it.” – Declaration of Independence, July 1776.
Left: “Why don’t you mind your goddamned business?” – Rep. Charlie Rangel, when Jason Mattera of Young Americans for Freedom dared ask Rangel about his tax dodges, March 9, 2009.
3. Because it disproves their ideas.
Right: “Don’t be silly, Mr. Gorbachev. You can’t even feed your own people.” – Margaret Thatcher to Mikhail Gorbachev during their first meeting, as he “attempted to argue the superiority of communism,” 1985.
Left: “Yes” – Rep. Nancy Pelosi, when asked if she would support the revival of the “Fairness Doctrine,” June 2008
The Korean peninsula alone demonstrates that liberty is far superior to the devastating “care” of the commie state. But as in the failed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, liberals can’t let the truth get out about the results of their disastrous policies – hence the ever-present push to control the terms of the debate, and the media.
4. Because it produces wealth they can’t control.
Right: “This country believes in prosperity. It is absurd to suppose that it is envious of those who are already prosperous. The wise and correct course to follow in taxation and all other economic legislation is not to destroy those who have already secured success but to create conditions under which every one will have a better chance to be successful.” – Calvin Coolidge, 1925.
Left: “We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.” Hillary Clinton, June 28, 2004.
Left: “My colleagues and I are sending a letter to [AIG CEO Edward] Liddy informing him that he can go right ahead and tell these employees that are scheduled to get bonuses that they should voluntarily return them because if they don’t, we plan to virtually tax all of it. He should tell these employees if they don’t give the money back, we’ll put in place a new law that will allow us to tax these bonuses at a very high rate… So for those of you who are getting these bonuses, be forewarned: You will not be getting to keep them.” – Sen. Chuck Schumer, March 17, 2009.
5. Because it is the foundation upon which America was uniquely built.
Right: “The last hope of human liberty in this world rests on us.” – Thomas Jefferson, March 28, 1811.
Right: “If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth. And this idea that government is beholden to the people, that it has no other source of power except to sovereign people, is still the newest and most unique idea in all the long history of man’s relation to man. This is the issue of this election. Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.” – Ronald Reagan, Oct. 27, 1964.
Left: “As radical as I think people tried to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution… generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. It says what the states can’t do to you, says what the federal government can’t do to you. But it doesn’t say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf.” – Barack Obama, 2001.
Liberals may claim that they love America, but they want to alter nearly everything about it. “Fundamental change!” they cry – as they confiscate wealth, impose onerous government regulation on every daily activity, and insist on a “living, breathing” Constitution that bends to their whims. Dirty little secret: liberals don’t believe in the greatness of America, They believe ours is a nation founded on racism, sexism, homophobia, greed – a blemish on the globe. They are embarrassed by it. They apologize for it overseas. They think it’s their “duty” to transform it – and they mean to drive a stake through the heart of the only thing standing in their way: liberty.
The Limbaugh Letter – April 2009.