Sunday, September 9, 2012
"Are Liberals Just Kids That Never Grew Up?"
A few days ago I read some witticism that said in effect that "before you're 20 you're a liberal, by the time you're 40 you've become a conservative. While I believe that's true that wouldn't explain the 20 to 30 percent of Americans who are liberal.
Before having read that witticism I've often thought that liberals really are like "kids" and conservatives are the "parents". If governmental performance is any indication that would certainly seem to be true. Liberals seem to love to spend but always want the "parents" to pay for it. Liberals want everyone to love them and be dependent on them without ever seeing the consequences of people not taking responsibility for their own actions. Liberals, like kids, always have an excuse for unacceptable behavior. Drug abusers are always "victims". Criminals, whether they be murderers, thieves, gang members are "victims of their environment", thus assuming that man has no control over his own behavior.
Liberals do not believe in the death penalty for murderers but have no problem murdering a fetus because they can't "see it".
Liberals, like kids, can rarely see the long term consequences of an action. For example, liberals continually fail to see the moral wrong of illegal invasion. Liberals further advocate still another amnesty while failing to see that amnesty always provides incentive for more invasion. Once an amnesty is granted, illegals invade and wait for the next amnesty.
Kids have no problems taking money from Mom and Dad but give little thought to how hard these parents must work to earn this money. Liberals believe in over-taxing the working man and have no concept of how hard it is to earn that money. Liberals do not take one moment to try and understand how hard a businessman worked, and how much he risked, to start a business; a liberal is only concerned with redistributing the fruits of those efforts and handing it out to those who refuse to work that hard.
Kids dream great dreams of what they will become but, until they reach the minimum level of maturity, take no steps that will lead them to those lofty heights. Liberals believe that you should be granted a lofty and profitable position just by nature of one's minority status.
While one child goes to school regularly, pays attention in class and does their homework, liberals believe those who refuse to attend to their school responsibilities should be pitied and even rewarded for their lack of effort.
Some child will cry when he loses in any sort of competition while another child will have been taught that life is a competition and requires effort to succeed. Liberals believe that every one's a winner regardless of the degree of effort made toward that effort.
While liberals thrive in the world of music and Hollywood and in Art communities, in government they rarely do. Every once in awhile conservatives stumble and we end up electing a liberal every twenty years or so. Then we go through a period of extreme pain, send the liberal into disgraced retirement...then go about the business of cleaning up their mess.
November, 2012 cannot come soon enough. Obama, the "man-child" has made quite a mess which must be cleaned up quickly.