Is life in America really as bad as the sorry picture generalization by Democrats has painted about everything from race relations to the war on women? Propaganda tactics that stir up hate and resentment with sweeping statements and loaded words should make us question how much damage is being done to our national identity for the sake of retaining control of the government.
Hating America isn’t hard for liberal Democrats. They aren’t going to honor something they don’t value. It isn’t difficult for them to get people to agree when they openly disrespect our country because Democratic politicians are clever at confusing what they are really saying. Hating America is all about subtly undermining what we value. They figured that out a long time ago.
Is it too soon to breathe a sigh of relief over Illinois Democrats’ decision to put the brakes on their spendthrift liberal agenda by going belly up on the tax increase extension (see: Politicians Are Cowards Over Illinois Taxes)? Better hold your breath until after November. Madigan’s minions didn’t give up on anything and neither did Madigan.
Nothing says “I hate freedom” better than sin taxes. The list of things in our lives that are not taxed is getting shorter and shorter and the increases keep coming as part of the desperate search for revenue in states like Illinois. When it comes to seizing our incomes, sin taxes are the biggest offenders of all.
Fairness should be your biggest concern when you are standing in front of a judge or being audited. Otherwise, unless you stand to gain by leveling the playing field, fairness is a value that should be reserved for liberals and losers. Sound harsh? Welcome to Illinois, where too many of our politicians give new meaning to the word “loser.”
Illinois politicians are not special when it comes to telling lies about fairness.
Rallying the troops before campaign season in support of collectivism and class warfare, Barack Obama spoke to the DNC last Friday about opportunity:
It’s what this country was built on. And it is the idea that this party is built on.1
Opportunity is not what we get when a politician trained in Illinois hits the big time.
Helping the poor would be a good thing if we could do it right. Demands to do it wrong makes helping the poor the most dangerous political issue of this election year. It will hurt us not because we are afraid to take a stand against throwing money at poverty, but because we won’t voice outrage at an agenda determined to use the bottom to control the top.
The rule of law has worked its way into the headlines again after the president’s excuse last week that there was only so much he could do on his own to stop deportations. He has already done more than enough with deferred action’s amnesty. Despite his ignoring of one of our country’s fundamental values, extremist Democrats still won’t see things his way.