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


  1. Good thoughts. I'm very concerned about liberal's willingness to steal from producers. See the article: "Liberal Progressive Muggers."

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  3. Wow this is a joke of a post right. Any student of history knows that our founding fathers were completely against the notion of giving corporations the rights of individuals, yet our supreme court has managed to do that. This ruling came from conservatives I may add, not liberals. And as any student of history can tell you, no one is born with any rights. Liberty is a social invention that is invented and reinvented by the bourgeoisie class in everyone society whenever there is a class revolution, liberty in the U.S. in 2008 doesn't mean liberty in 1845 or 1776 or liberty in Rome C. 300 CE or Egypt C. 1000 BCE. What is liberty? Is liberty the freedom to act or is liberty the absence of coercion. Is liberty the protection from tyranny and force or is liberty the freedom from the lack of means and opportunity to success.

    I also have a problem with your reasoning ability, Social Justice does not mean Marxism. Social Justice means the equality to opportunity, not the enforcement of equality under your supposed "Marxism" (which by the way is not what Marx had in mind as anyone who has truly studied the history of economic thought will tell you, maybe you are speaking of Leninism). The notion itself that Social Justice equals Marxism is created by those who don't want any form of justice in the world as they would stand to lose, those who truly don't understand either notion and are just parrots, or people who are too alienated from the notion of a new society that Social Justice would create based on the social phenomenon of social conflict.

    Not that I completely disagree with everything in this post. The left is guilty of wanting a colorblind world, but pursing politics that is not colorblind. But the right is guilty of its own political hypocrisy. And one more point that I want to make, why are the Founding Fathers so adamantly revered by so many people in our society. I know this is a blog called "What Would the Founding Fathers Do?", therefore I am basically paint a target on my here, but seriously, we treat them like messiahs, prophets from god. For as much as we criticize Islam for following the Koran to the letter, isn't the same thing done over here with the constitution. We treat it as if this is the pinnacle of man's triumph in government, and that better can't be striven for. Thomas Jefferson seems to be the person always mentioned these people, and while Jefferson was a really knowledgeable person, he was also a really inconsistent person in terms of beliefs and actions. You believe in states right, but then make the Louisiana purchase. And of course you believe in liberty, but then you own slaves, which goes back to the whole notion of liberty. Liberty for who and to do what. Okay, I am done.

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