I’ve brought this up before, and I’ll probably bring this up again (okay, not probably, I will): How to deal with a powerful political party that wants to restrict your liberty?
Some people, even some on the right, want to “deal” with modern Democrats, to compromise, as if this path is “reasonable.” The problem with this is, compromising liberty is never reasonable, and we need to understand that. When I say the Democrats want to take away my freedom, my Democratic friends wince, and even some of my Republican friends think I’m being too extreme. Bull…oney!
One thing we have to remember is, the Democratic Party of today is not the Democratic Party of yesterday—the JFKs, Scoop Jacksons, and Zell Millers are long gone. While liberal-progressives have, at least since the turn of the 20th Century, found havens within each of the major parties to one extent or another, they now have apparent complete control over the modern Democratic Party, which has been transformed into a de facto Progressive-Socialist Party. The conservative Democrat, if there are any left at all since Zell Miller left office, and even the moderate Democrat, is in a steep decline toward political extinction.
I felt the Republicans might be headed this way back in the late 1980s early 1990s with the rise of the so-called, Christian conservative-right. However, in an interesting development, it appears the Republican Party is undergoing a transformation of its own, but in a positive way, thanks in big part to the Tea Party Movement, and also in large part to…well, to, or in response to, President Obama and the progressive’s transformation, usurpation, of the Democratic Party.
And even if you’re uncomfortable with saying the Democrats are attempting to abridge individual liberty, is there any argument that they’re attempting to restrict our individual liberty to at least some degree in almost every facet of our lives? Who could argue this with a straight face?
If you don’t believe me, as to what constitute basic American values, then don’t trust me, trust those who founded this great nation, this great experiment in individual liberty and limited government. Read what George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, John and Samuel Adams, Thomas Paine, and John Jay had to say on the subject. They were very clear about their view of personal liberty and small government—let them teach us now.