Friday, April 23, 2010

The trouble with Liberals

Well, OK, if you read that headline and thought “there trouble with Liberals is everything they stand for” you would be correct. However, the one specific area I am concerned with is this. Liberals have real issues thinking in simple terms. Take this story I found while perusing the Blogprof’s fine work

Granholm: All Supreme Court candidates ‘sensitive to women’s concerns’

President Barack Obama’s statements this week about seeking a Supreme Court nominee who is sensitive to women’s rights “does not necessarily” mean Gov. Jennifer Granholm will move up the list of possible nominees, the governor said today.

“I think everyone on that list is sensitive to women’s concerns,” Granholm said about the names in published reports said to be among those Obama is considering to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens.
Blogprof then offers a fine take on Granholm’s lack of focus on what is truly important in picking a Supreme Court justice
This is what infuriates me about today’s judiciary. Here we have the President and a potential pick that are ‘concerned about’ women’s ‘rights’/'issues’ when the only thing that should concern them is upholding the US Constitution!
Absolutely! That IS all that matters. But Granholm, and identity politics addicts like her, are so obsessed with dividing people into groups. Blacks, Asian, Gay, Straight, Women, etc. that they miss the important issues. And no, gender, skin color, sexual orientation, are NOT that important. The folly of the Left is that they say they are desirous of a society that completely ignores color, or gender, yet by their actions, they make such a society nearly impossible.

If Granholm were to say, “I want nominees that are concerned with upholding Constitutional principles” she WOULD end up with a nominee that would be sensitive to all American’s constitutional rights, women included. But, Granholm, being a Leftist, cannot come to grips with this simple reality. Again, note that the Left obsesses over “equality” yet they do not want true equality. The equality they seek is an equality dictated by government insistent on enforcing “social justice”.

Social Justice, of course, is code for Marxism, and any honest student of history will tell you that there is no justice under Marxism. Rather than equality of opportunity, Marxism attempts to put “equality enforcement” in the hands of government, which, of course, leads to a nation that makes all equal by ultimately removing everyone’s liberty.

The ultimate roadblock Liberals cannot seem to bypass is that rights come not from government, but are inherited by each person at birth, the founders referred to these rights as Natural Rights. There is no right to equality of results, or social standing, or income, and a government seeking to supply such a right will, in the end trample all our liberties.

Cross Posted at The DaleyGator

Monday, April 19, 2010

Doug's thought of the day

Today is the 235th anniversary of Lexington and Concorde, more commonly known as “Patriots Day“. Wizbang has a brief history. Here is a snippet

It was on this day 235 years ago that the British army set out to arrest two key patriots, Samuel Adams and John Hancock. They also wanted to capture a stockpile of Colonial ammunition stored at Concord.

As the British advanced, Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott rode out to warn the surrounding towns, signaling the Minutemen to ready themselves for possible confrontation
Now, here is my thought. If MSNBS, and CNN, and the rest of the main stream media were around that day, how would they have painted those patriots and minutemen? Wanna bet they would be coloring them as radicals, dangerous, and, OF COURSE, extremists? Just think about it.