Saturday, February 24, 2007

An America That Never Was

February 24, 2007

From leftist celebrities, to leftist politicians, to activists, we continue to hear “we need to take America back.” To listen to them, conservatives have stolen something that was exclusively theirs and theirs alone.

During past campaigns and continuing, the socialist left maintains a “conference” they now call TAKE BACK AMERICA 2007 -- Connecting for Our Future.

Advocated by TBA is the Apollo Alliance Agenda, a conglomeration of Socialist governors, green advocates and unions.

Throughout they speak of “making things affordable.” Of course, that translates to raising taxes so we pay for others use of those things. What still astonishes me is how many Americans give credence to wealthy celebrities complaining about the wealth of others and advocating the raising of taxes. Yet, these same multi-millionaire celebrities take ever advantage of lowering their own taxes and keeping their many millions.

They make speeches of how we more simple Americans need to sacrifice by using less energy, live in smaller homes, drive smaller vehicles, travel less and such. Yet, how many of them live in elegant air conditioned mansions, own fleets of large limousines, travel the world in expensive yachts and private jets making even more millions? And, since they all cry about raising minimum wage, just what wage scale do they pay their home staff? Do they encourage their maids, cooks, chauffeurs, yard keepers and such to belong to unions? Do they give them an equitable benefits package and retirement pay? If not, why not? Isn’t that what they demand of multi-million dollar corporations?

Yet, fans flock to their concerts and movies and pay exorbitant prices to hear and see them and cling to their every word.

The above is far from the only claim of an America that never was, though. They also advocate a more “anything goes” type of society. Anything, that is, except Christianity and Christian morals and values.

Homosexuality is openly embraced not only as an alternant lifestyle, but a preferred lifestyle. Schools teach your children acceptance regardless of what you feel. Courts uphold schools teaching with no regard of parents. Home schooling is about the only out parents are given, but even that is under fire.

Some schools are even advocating parents pay the school if their child misses class.

Today, thanks to the efforts of the ACLU, we often hear of “Separation of Church and State,” which resulted in prayer banned in schools, removal of the ten commandments from certain public buildings, even though our own laws are built upon them, denial and prohibition of Christmas related displays and complaints of Veterans Memorials which are in the shape of a cross.

Little known is that Separation of Church and State is nowhere within our Constitution. It was decreed by a decision of the Supreme Court in 1947. However, Article 52, section 2 of the constitution of the now defunct Union of Socialist States of Russia states; “In the USSR, the church is separated from the state, and the school from the church.”

Of all of our rights to be under fire from the “Take Back America” left, few garner as much emotion as does the Second Amendment, the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms, gun ownership. The Soviet Union established gun control in 1929 and between that year and 1953, some 20 million dissidents were rounded up and killed.

Another group, Citizen’s Against Racism and Discrimination, brings out the logical argument of Slavery in America’s history proliferating when, shortly after the American Revolution in 1792, Slaves were denied guns, after fighting the British in the Revolution.

In Europe, where the left tells us to look to for enlightenment, gun control misfired with sensational killings of innocents by criminals who were forced to give up their arms by the governments.

Yet, that is where the American left wishes to take us today.

Another favorite call of the “Take Back America” left is to raise our taxes to a “more fair and equitable level.” Again, the claim is made they only raise taxes on the wealthy, but throughout my life, every time the wealthy receive a tax increase, somehow, so do I. I am far from wealthy, making maybe $40K a year.

The cry is to “repeal the Bush tax cuts,” despite solid evidence that tax cuts are working. Somehow, expecting the poor and impoverished to take advantage of the free education we pay for through property taxes and get a job escapes the left. Maybe they are afraid a fully educated society will see through their nonsense and become conservatives, seeking to better themselves and their position in life.

While not all-inclusive, this is the vision for America I see coming from the Socialist “Take Back America” left. There are many more points they push for regardless of the consequences or contrary evidence. Global Warming, in spite of record winter cold. Ethanol, in spite of creating a food shortage. Open borders, in spite of increased risks for terrorist attacks or disease from unvaccinated illegal aliens. The list just goes on and on and we pay the price.

Thinking about it while writing this and since they also claim a landslide victory in the 2006 elections, I wonder just whom they feel the need to take America back from now? As I see it, the America they envision never existed. It appears to me they wish to recreate a Socialist Utopia patterned after the former Soviet Union, which failed by stripping citizens of their natural desire of self improvement and oppressing dissent, which they seem to freely accuse conservatives of.


UPDATE: The "Take Back America" crowd keeps telling us how hated America is. See what a British Ad Group thinks about that;

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