Beliefs of The Liberal Left in America

My Rant

Trying to understand the political left is like trying to discern the incoherent thoughts of the insane! The left is characterized by ignorance, immaturity and Godlessness. The left is made up by those who are entirely ignorant of our Constitution and founding principles. An adolescent attitude describes the bulk of the leftist lemmings who are hoodwinked by liberal demagogues in academia and the media. You have those who believe they're entitled to the fruits of others hard labor, those who feel the success of others must have cost them somehow. This attitude also appeals to the criminal underclass who'll take whatever they can get for any reason whatsoever. Then you have the highly educated elite in academia, politics and the media hypocritically railing against those who pay their cushy salaries by producing something in the real world.

Marxist worldview

To understand the left and today’s liberals you have the understand Marxism because much of their assumptions about the world flow largely from Marxist thought. Marxists have an unbending confidence in the power of the state to fix whatever ails humankind. They have little reason to object to state intrusion into virtually every aspect of society. Marxists cling to the religion of secular humanism where, “God is man and man is God”. They are moral relativist’s having few fixed beliefs; their only reality is what they believe at the time. They cling to a materialist world view that rejects traditional religion and sees mankind devoid of spiritual reality. Marxists see the human race and society to be perfectible through science applied to economics, social conditions, and politics. Marxist’s see little value in the wisdom of the past because to them our values and beliefs are constantly evolving.

Court liberals use charade of a "Living Constitution", to bypass the Constitution and legislate from the bench
Court liberals use charade of a "Living Constitution", to bypass the Constitution and legislate from the bench

The Courts

As moral relativists, liberals have few fixed convictions about right and wrong, only what people think or dare I say what the enlightened ones among us believe (i.e. Liberals). This is because to them our morals and values are constantly evolving. Little is to be learned from the past other than what to avoid because the past represents a time when we were less evolved. The theory of a Living Constitution fits perfectly if you accept a liberal worldview. How can there be inalienable (God given) rights if man is God and God is man? What value does the Bible or the Constitution have if truth is constantly changing?

The hard left's thinly veiled contempt for the free market, on displayed at Occupy Wall Street
The hard left's thinly veiled contempt for the free market, on displayed at Occupy Wall Street

The Government

Since God has no true significance in the world of a liberal, the government is the primary tool for societal change. People can’t be trusted to be self-governing; the government must take an almost godlike role to plan and direct all aspects of society including the economy, social issues and politics. The enlightened few in government along with our trained experts in bureaucratic agencies are to bring society forward into a more perfect world. The Constitution in its true form is only a hindrance to this “Brave New World”! How can there be limited government and individual rights if society is to evolve via an all-powerful state! What room is there for God if the only true reality is our material comfort in the here and now and we can save ourselves?

The Free Market

To a liberal, the free market conflicts with their virtue of equality. If someone succeeds, they must have taken something from someone else. They shun competition because there are winners and losers and that not fair! To a liberal, individual achievement is often seen as counterproductive because it may hinder the collective goals of society. Corporations are seen as the embodiment of evil and injustice. This is why liberals would rather everyone be poor because at least it would be fair. This also highlights the attitudes of many in the Occupy Wall Street crowd, which expect and even demand that the government pay for their college, mortgages, medical care and the list goes on. Of course the government must first confiscate the money by force of law from those who earned it to redistribute to those who demand it.(ie. the protesters or those they represent)

The Right to Life

To a liberal, people are little more than evolved animals. That may explain why the offspring of an American eagle has more protection under the law than an unborn child. In a Marxist materialistic world, a human being is nothing more than a cog in the engine of the society, so it’s no wonder individual rights are subordinated to group rights, it’s no wonder an unborn child is afforded so little protection. Many Liberals get upset when someone tells the truth about communist nations and dictators. When Reagan called the USSR an "evil empire", the liberal press went into a tizzy, while dissidents under soviet oppression rejoiced that a major political figure in the west finally had the guts to tell the truth. Even after the horrors of Soviet mass murders had come to light, many liberals in America still thought of the USSR to be a noble experiment in socialism that just needed the right people to be in charge.

Liberals seem overly concerned about the rights of those who would exterminate us and want to try terrorist's in civilian courts. This a photo of those misunderstood jihadists murdering a young American.
Liberals seem overly concerned about the rights of those who would exterminate us and want to try terrorist's in civilian courts. This a photo of those misunderstood jihadists murdering a young American.

Crime and Punishment

In a liberal world bereft of spiritual reality, a person is a product of his or her environment, individual choice has little relevance as to the decisions that people make. Under these premises it’s easy to understand why liberals have such difficulty distinguishing right from wrong and are so hesitant to punish criminals. This may explain the liberal’s defense of tyrants and murders or why they go to great lengths to defend terrorists but considered a teacher leaving a bible on their desk to be a great threat to our children.

Our schools are becoming indoctrination centers of the left. What's taught in the schools in one generation will be proclaimed in the halls of Congress in the next generation.
Our schools are becoming indoctrination centers of the left. What's taught in the schools in one generation will be proclaimed in the halls of Congress in the next generation.

The Family

In the liberal universe the family unit has outlived their usefulness because the state serves as a surrogate parent. Father no longer knows best, the government does! In the liberal universe, "It takes a village to raise a child"; translation- the government run public schools should be the primary tool for instilling values in our children along with providing breakfast and lunch and after school childcare. A government welfare check can replace the father as the family breadwinner, leaving parents free to do what they wish.


I loved the song 'Imagine" by John Lennon when I was younger. Much to my shock, what his ideal world representated was a nightmare to me. His song proclaims the soul of the left.
I loved the song 'Imagine" by John Lennon when I was younger. Much to my shock, what his ideal world representated was a nightmare to me. His song proclaims the soul of the left.

Religion

In the world of the left, religion is “an opiate of the masses” unless of course it’s a religion that confirms their view of the world such as secular humanism or a new age religion. The left see’s true Christianity with its absolute values to be the ultimate threat to their worldview and very existence. If Christianity is right everything they believe in crumbles; redistribution of wealth becomes theft, Gay and abortion rights become sin, so -called victims of society become lawbreakers, parents become responsible for their children, people become accountable for their own behavior, the government becomes a servant of the poeple and subject to the limits of the Constitution!

One of my favorite songs- An anthem for the left!

Conclusion

I believe the many on the left don't really understand the true nature of what their movement stands for. If they truly understood, my guess is that many of them would change their views.

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Mark Pitts 4 years ago from United States

You made great points and articulated tem well. I'm afraid most of the comments will come from folks like me who agree, but I can't wait to see the vitriol that may come from those you identified so well.


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY Author

Mark Pitts- Thanx for your generous praise! I'm a lover not a fighter but I'm afraid I'm going to step on some toes as you warned.


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Chris Armstrong 4 years ago

You left us with a lot to chew on, and really digest. Hopefully those who read your article will not just dismiss the wisdom you share, but rather weigh what you wrote. Perhaps we will be provoked to uncover the root of the leftist beliefs!


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

This Hub is so awesome! I could have written it myself. :D

Just kidding. Or am I?

Thank you for daring speak the truth. You are right on target. God Bless You!


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY Author

Chris Armstrong- Thank you so much! I hope I helped you a bit in this regard.

James A Watkins- Thanks alot for your praise! I'm flattered that you think we think alike!


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

wba - Now I'm gonna follow this and see how many of the same Hub trolls pounce on you like they would pounce on me. What you just wrote is right on the money. I was a liberal decades ago and then I had to grow up and accept responsibility for myself, my family and defending the freedoms we all enjoy.

Great write and I'll share with my followers.

The Frog


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marywanders 4 years ago from minnesota

wba thanks for a great hub!

Frog thanks for sharing


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY Author

The Frog Prince- Thank you for stopping by to comment. In this Hub I just tried to say just what I think, writing the Hub almost like a story. Admittedly, I wasn't too careful to qualify my statements, so its a bit harsh.


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY Author

marywanders- Thanks for your kind words!


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

wba - The truth isn't always pretty my friend. That's why liberals don't like my Hubs but I know they read them. That's what counts - inform.

TFP


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Angela Blair 4 years ago from Central Texas

wba -- it is as you told it and I thank you for that. No, there'll be no liberal praise for the Hub but there's still some of us out here that support you to the hilt as we're in agreement. The whole world doesn't agree with the liberals and thank heaven we all still have a right to state our opinions as you did. Voted up. Best/Sis


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY Author

Angela Blair- Thank you so much for your kind words! To be fair, thier are many self-described liberals who don't hold to a number of these beliefs but I don't think you can deny that thier worldview is very similar to Marxism. How else can it be that thier policies are so consistant with the principles of Marxism.


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michiganman567 4 years ago from Michigan

I'm surprised that I have't come across you before. Our people are on the right side of the issues. How do we know? Because you never hear a Conservative deny his positions. Liberals will deny that they are marxists non-stop. Even if they don't "personally believe in the teachings of Marx" they still vote for Obama and defend his every move.


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY Author

michiganman567- That's an excellent point, liberals will swear up and down that they have nothing to do with marxism or even with socialism but a conservative seldom tries to hide thier beliefs. Sometimes I wonder how its possible the liberals can be wrong about practically everything that is important. I wonder if my own views are too pure because many liberals are very intelligent. I guess when the core of your beliefs are based on falsehoods, it only makes sense that it would distort

your views on any and all possible issues.


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Onusonus 4 years ago from washington

Great article!


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY Author

Onusonus - Thanks for taking the time to read my article!


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Great article and great points made. I agree.. Yeah things are getting pretty scary in this country.. I wish peoples eyes would open up.. Thanks for sharing

Debbie


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY Author

Deborah Brooks- Thank you for taking the time to read my Hub. The left is scary, they mix a little truth with all their lies, that's why it fools so many poeple! Liberalism has a sense of a religious crusade for trajectly misguided purposes.

They are dangerous because they see themselves crusaders of which the rules that apply to ordinary poeple don't apply to them.


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Alexander Mark 4 years ago from beautiful, rainy, green Portland, Oregon

I am grateful I ran into you. In fact, James's comment above echoed my own thoughts, I think you are as articulate and sound-minded as James, I am very impressed.

Now on to the meat:

You've managed to write exactly what we know and think about the ultimate direction of liberal values.

It is hard to understand the mind of a liberal when they say the Constitution is not valid for the modern day, but you reminded me of the exact reason they see it that way - they think humanity is evolving. Not only is it ridiculous to think that humanity can "progress" that quickly in 250 years since it doesn't match the slow evolutionary process that most liberals believe in (process of millions of years), but they are only comparing the cultural changes with what they see happening in their own lifetimes and ignore history: the kind of behavior and progressiveness we are seeing today has happened many times before. But they are so eager to rid themselves of God and his values that they excitedly reach for the things they can point to to prove they are right.

To be perfectly honest, I am not sure that partial socialism is evil, I think that how a government is run has to do with its base values, and mostly, evil people who desire power, will use systems designed to take it away from those they want to control. What is evil, is people who believe in this sort of government who do not desire to be in power themselves, but want to be subject to it and want everyone else to be subject to it. Many of them are just largely misguided and in America, we do not know what it is like to be under that kind of authority. This relates to mob-rule, democracy which we have and keep under control as it is wisely used in conjunction with republican government (hope I'm referencing that correctly - but I think you get the picture). Systems that seem to work well are often not whole systems but an amalgamation of two. I believe that part of the reason Western Europe is a good place to live for some, is because capitalism still works there (although not as easily).

A theme that God does not push but is nevertheless imparted throughout the entire Bible is individualism. Although the person or demon that has caused another to go astray is also responsible for their actions, the person who has gone astray is ultimately responsible for themselves (thank God we have an out through Jesus!).

I fear the day that America will finally and completely turn to its version of socialism, because here, socialistic values are implemented in a way that obliterates individual rights.

Carrying a Bible will be a crime, but in the perfect liberal utopia, being a believer in God should be considered a sickness at worst, just like those misguided and oppressed terrorists. The root of all this is a desire to be rid of God and anything that reminds people of God and so Bible followers are more severely punished than simple misguided murderers.

I cannot say that socialistic values are completely evil, God is somewhat of a socialist because in the old testament, Israel was commanded to wipe out all debt between individuals every seven years. That is a form of wealth redistribution. The difference is that God disapproves of borrowing and lending and erasing all debt restores everyone's individual rights. Still, lenders get screwed. Another example MIGHT be when the Christians came together to redistribute their possessions to the benefit of all. Of course it isn't a great example because it was completely voluntary. However, the end result of our belief is an ultimate dictatorship - which may explain why liberals want that too - Satan has always tried to emulate God as he reaches for power - he wants to BE God. This explains liberal values I think pretty well. So I am not so quick to say all forms of socialism are bad, but I will say I prefer the freedoms we have here more than any other place I can think of.


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY Author

Alexander Mark- Thank you so much for your encouraging words. It's so nice to hear words of affirmation because us writers certainly need to be encouraged. Brilliant point about the rate of evolution (if you believe in it), two hundred years is nothing! Neither socialism or the free market can save our society, only God can!

Your right, ancient Isreal did have a very limited form of redistribution, they were required to not mow the corners of thier fields so the poor could glean from them. Also as you mentioned debts we're forgiven every 7 years. Although the biblical tithe itself was not progressive, it was a flat tax.

But I see this old testament law as being done away with in Christ therefore redistribution on a national level is no longer a requirement. As a Christian, the law of Christ is to be written on our hearts therefore our giving is to be voluntary and not coersed by the government. The law of Christ applies to individuals and is not to be put on governments as an obligation.

My thinking about mixing a little socialism with the free market is bad for both. I feel socialism as an economic system is morally wrong because its a form of legalized theft. Another problem with socialism is that its based on false believes about human nature therefore brings poverty. I suppose a godly and moral poeple could foolishly choose to temporarily adopt socialism but if they are listening to God they would soon choose to adopt a free market because freedom is a God given right.

Thanx again for your gracious comments!


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Alexander Mark 4 years ago from beautiful, rainy, green Portland, Oregon

Thanks for taking the time to read and respond to my long comment, you also gave an excellent answer - thank you. I tried and tried to find a good argument for what I believe, but when you bring it home to individual rights - ultimate freedom, socialism loses.

I think we need to look at why God made those laws (thank you for reminding me of the corners of the field - that was probably rattling around in my brain when I thought about God-directed socialism but you brought it back to me). Like the laws of divorce, laws are made for our hard-heartedness. So we might say that laws are made for unsaved people.

But those laws were between individuals and not about giving our money to the government, and this is where our modern idea of socialism fails. The focus is on giving power to the government while the old Bible laws were about enabling people in need by taking a portion from your own hard work to do it.

And those laws were also about helping people in REAL need. The way political socialism works today is to take too much of what's yours and give it to the wrong people. Debt law and the field-portion law both assumed that people in need would have to work for it. The lender is able to employ the debtor as a slave and the farmer does not make the bread for the poor, but rather enables them to make their own.

So after much thinking in response to your response - I see you are right about socialism as it is understood today, but I am still an advocate of laws that force us to help the needy because this country is not filled with friendly, loving, compassionate Christians, there are too many filthy, greedy people who would gladly trick you into giving your life savings away to make a buck. The only problem is that no one in government will make any law that doesn't give more money and / or power to the government. And this is the problem, the wrong people are in power and it is the state of our wicked culture that has made it so.

If we could find another America and start over with a group of real Christians, then yes, a purer form of capitalism would work great.

Not to lavish you with praises and compliments, but you have forced me to open my eyes to the difference between God directed socialism and the concept of modern socialism - that modern socialism is directed at giving to a central governing body whose aim is to wrestle more power away from individuals. I am so so grateful to you and although we may not entirely agree on my conclusion - that socialism, what I portend to be true socialism, isn't evil if conducted right, I am very blessed anyway because of our discourse.

God bless you.


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY Author

Alexander Mark- Thank you so much for expressing your views! When it comes right down to it, God is the only one who really knows it all. Thier are instances where thier is no black and white answer and we have to listen to God to get a wise answer.


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Interesting view on Marxist and liberals.

No ideology is perfect, because it is created, developed and maintained by humans who are not perfect. God will always be the Truth and Perfectness we seek. (This is my personal view.)

Voted up and very interesting :)


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY Author

MartieCoetser- Excellent point, it's true that no ideology can save us, only God can! You can make an idol out of the free Market as well as the government. America's founders acknowledged that the Constitution would only work with a Christian poeples.


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Caleb DRC 4 years ago

Communism and socialism are satanic. Marxism is a pernicious virus that seeps into ones soul who is not vigilant; then logic and reason are eroded in those who are infected by it. Thank you for essentially pointing that out in this hub, and other hubs you have written.


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY Author

Caleb DRC - Very glad to make your acquaintance! Great to meet someone else who chose the conservative(red pill)of seeing the world the way it really is, over the liberal (blue pill)of blissful ignorance!

Your so right, collectivism is a great evil in that on its face, it has the appearance of a Christian movement, when in reality it is anything but! Isn't it like the Devil to come as an angel of light.


Army 4 years ago

Unfortunately,a vast group of people are enablers. They never go through the thought processes that you delineated in your blog. The real quote "philosophical liberal" would never disclose these beliefs, put together such as you did, and receive the enablers support. Your blog is excellent. Too bad we can't get it into the college level teaching curriculum.


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY Author

Army- What a great idea, a required course in the basics of what America really stands for! I think it might be a good idea to start teaching this in grade school, maybe then we wouldn't have so many "minds full of mush" as Rush Limbaugh likes to say!

In my opinion, teaching even the tiniest amount of common sense, has more value than the majority of what colleges teach now!


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donnaisabella 4 years ago from Fort Myers

The battle between conservatives and liberals sometimes does get lost when it comes to reality. Conservatives are supposed to represent the religious right and everything that is godly. Liberals are supposed to be non-christians who advocate for freedoms that lead only to the satisfaction of sinful lusts. While observing these two groups at one another's throat, it is very easy to notice who gets trampled under foot. Like the wise saying, when the lions fight, it is the grass that suffers. The grass in this respect refers to the powerless people who have no voices. If Christians are the mouth piece of Christ, why does is it those that are considered to be sinful who dare to take on the burdens of the disadvantaged majority that educated, wealthy and seemingly well to do ignore? The Occupy Wall Street Movement, who does it represent? Is it really true that it represents lazy people who are infuriated by what the few who have worked hard own? Is that really true? Is it possible for the rick to be rich without the input of the hard working poor? If everybody in this country was a celebrity and making a lot of money, who indeed would be working for the other? When the Bible says the laborer deserves his wages, is it not true that the Bible also says that the leaders of the heathens load it over them? Can we truly say that among all of America's huge corporations, there are none that are loading it over their workers? African Americans served white people for about two long centuries for nothing, were they ever compensated in the true spirit of christianity for what they did? Or shall we say, those are things too far gone, they should be left alone? Is not the Bible an old book with old stories that still help us make decisions today? Is it not true that American society is so stratified that sometimes we fail to notice what is truly happening because we have not bothered to really mix with other people, get to know them and understand how things work among them?

When it comes to the battle between liberals and conservatives, both sides can be so hypocritical and adamant in their views. It is the fight for power, recognition and a desire to continue with the status quo, but sometimes things do need to change. When Jesus came to earth, He did not fall in line with the pharisees or the religious right that existed just because it was the expected thing. He chose to stand up, speak for the poor, the oppressed, the hurting, the sick, the voiceless and the masses that everyone ignored. Today in America, Christians do not really speak for these, they speak for themselves, they speak for causes, but the people we are supposed to be speaking for are those same people on the street crying that they have been left behind and increasingly, they infuriate us. They are like the blind man who was crying out to Jesus to be healed while his disciples tried to silence him, but he cried even the more louder, "JESUS, SON OF DAVID, HAVE MERCY ON ME!" Truly, they may sound like noisy outsiders, but Jesus hears their cry and they will cry across the din, like the woman who consistently went to the Judge asking that he vindicates her against her adversary. It is an age old thing, the poor cry outside the gates, asking to be recognized and helped, the people on the inside lock the gates, calling them a nuisance not knowing they are crying out to God, for help and we as Christians represent God here on earth. Why can we not differentiate between politicians and the people that truly need to be heard? Corporate America may represent what this country stands for, but it also represents sins that are associated with greed. Greed is not godly and if it rears its head, it has to be cut to size. When thousands of Americans lost their homes, they represented a working middle class that invested in the growth of the upper middle and upper class. If things went bad for wall street, how much more for the nameless streets? Some of the people in Occupy Wall Street, represent hard working people who lost all they had and are today homeless and without jobs.

Well meaning people who feel the pain and know it is genuine will join Occupy Wall Street, not because they agree with abortion, homosexuality or such vices, but because there are people there who are willing to lend an ear to their plight and not judge them harshly like we Christians have been doing. It is a shame that there does not seem to be middle ground in these things. There is middle ground on which liberals and conservatives must walk because this is not about those who do not need help, it is about those who want their lives to return to normalcy.


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donnaisabella 4 years ago from Fort Myers

My correction: "when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers," (NOT lions)


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY Author

"when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers" , the lions may benifit also by a weakened herd!

Well said, when the powers that be have power struggles, its the common poeple who always suffer most! This is worth remembering. I agree their is plenty of evil and hypocrisy everywhere not only on the left! There is also is fine line between standing against evil and being divisive!

The bible says that there will divisions among you to show who has been approved but also strongly condemnes divisiveness. This is why we need to examine our own hearts because its possible to do the right things for the wrong reasons or visa versa!

I might add that there has never been a movement that hasn't claimed the moral highground, tyrants famously throughout history have claimed to advocate for the poor and downtrodden. This is important to realize when considering the supposed virtues of the political left also.

Standing against evil does not make you a pharisee anymore than good intentions make you a saint. Conservatives advocate a restoration of Godly values primarily because they realize as did the founding fathers, that our Constitutional government would only work with a Christian poeples.

The left claims compassion for the poor because thier willing to reach into someone elses pocket to help them. If liberals are so compassionate, why is it,that conservatives who an average are less wealthy give considerately more to charities of all kinds. With all its many faults, the American free market has helped the poor more than any system in the history of the world! Whereas the socialistic wealth redistribution advocated by the OWS movement has done more harm in the last 100 years than any other system in the world. All you have to do is look at the 100 million government sponsored murders, done by socialist governments worldwide!


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donnaisabella 4 years ago from Fort Myers

Not all those who claim to be conservatives are Christians, nor indeed are all those who claim to be liberals non-Christians. America has indeed done a lot to help in the world but claims of helping more people in the whole wide world than any other country would have to be qualified with figures. What are some numbers, statistics and much more, that will show what this country has done


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY Author

Thank you so much for your comments! One proof that America helps the poor is the fact that more poeple try to immigrate to America than any other nation in the world, by far. Why is this, because there is more opportunity for everyone, including the poor?

Although I don't have the numbers right at my fingertips, I doubt that I'd have any problem proving that in terms charitable giving, no nation worldwide comes close to America in that regard!

We resently had a Pastor from Nigeria attest that America is the only nation willing to commit its finances and even its military forces to improve the lives of those in other nations and as opposed to most nations, America had no designs on ruling the nation afterwords. Many poeple in other oppressed nations have testified that just knowing that there was a place like America, gave them hope of a better life.


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donnaisabella 4 years ago from Fort Myers

Wba, America has been a place of destination for centuries since before it ever became a super power or industrialized as we know it today. People do not come to America because they are poor and they want to be helped, they come here because they believe there are opportunities which they can tap into to live better lives. People do not come to America for charity. In fact those who are able to make it to America at all make it because they have worked hard in their countries to be able to buy expensive tickets and have enough to live on while here as they wait to establish themselves. Immigrants bring more money to this country than you will ever realize. The amount of money they invest when they to here and even pretend to settle here is way more than they will realize in many years of squatting here. And here, we are not talking about illegal immigrants (that is another story) of America's exploited masses that make a lot of things possible! Apparently, there is need to get a lot of statistics here about immigration worldwide. Thousands around the world are trying to migrate to some better developed country for improved opportunities not just to America, if that was the case, this country would be swarmed.

For statistics about charitable giving, here is a link to a website that have made it their business to compile such data worldwide; http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2010/sep/0...

Apparently America is in the 60th percentile,with Malta in Western & Southern Europe standing at 83%. You probably do not even know Malta. The Netherlands at 77% are the second highest as I suspected because of their level of giving to worldwide charities that are known and unknown. In percentage terms with regards to volunteering and giving to total strangers, the United states is still not the best, not close. Volunteering, 39%, spontaneous giving (to strangers) 65 %, others did better. America averaged 55% competing with Switzerland for fifth place behind Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Canada!

A lot of assumptions have been made here, that unfortunately proves how easy it is to be deceived by mere appearances or what we get from hearsay. That same Nigerian Pastor who seemed to speak so well about what America was doing for them (in this instance a small section of one society) would be surprised how the dynamics would change if he lived in America. He would realize just how compassionate the American public can be for as long as prejudice and other expectations stay out of the way. There are oppressed nations that America cares nothing about and will do nothing for unless they have a vested interest. One needs to watch KONY2012, just to understand the USA's standard response to intervening in perceived oppression, they have to have vested interests there or they will not spend hard earned money. People get to change the mind of governments and institutions in this country by demonstrating pretty much like what is happening in OCCUPY Wall Street, the movement. We may all live in America and think or ourselves as Americans, but our worlds may miles apart. As Christians, the duty we have is to step outside our boxes or boundaries and into territory we do not want to deal with. That is exactly what Christ would do. If Christ was alive, he would be sleeping in the parks and on the streets ministering hope and encouragement to the people of Occupy wall street. It is highly doubtful if he would be dressed in his Sunday Best and going to a potluck dinner on Sunday evening either.

There are real issues and real people needing help, those chain emails spreading propaganda to put fear in the hearts of innocent conservative Christians to make them think that by not supporting any of the democratic agenda is being true to God are what they are, a sham, a shameless attempt by wolves in sheep skin trying to stop believers from doing the work God called them to do. Let those who have ears.


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY Author

donnaisabell- Thank you for your comments and insights although we'll have to agree to disagree! Maybe I will address some of your points in later Hubs.


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Caleb DRC 4 years ago

I do not believe that one can be a liberal and a Christian concomitantly. In Comparing what the Bible teaches and liberal philosophies it is revealed that they are incongruent. One case in point--among very many--is the command from God to not steal from another. Although it is done under governmental law, this does not alter the fact that it is stealing. Helping the poor is commanded by God, but it is to be done voluntarily; otherwise, it would break God's own commandment.


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY Author

Caleb DRC- Great point, you can't fulfill God's command to help the poor if your pockets are picked in order to do it!

God's laws in the New Testament involve the "law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus" (Rom 8:2), a central part of obediance to God is that it must come from the heart (which is the soul and spirit) and therefore cannot come through coersion.


thomasjhs 4 years ago

The reality is here, that this is an overall view of the liberal perspective on the world, individuals vary and can be beyond the standard deviations in both groups. What This article explains is the reality of the liberal mindset, simply one clouded by Socialism, Marxism, and Atheism, You can claim liberals are Christian and have religious beliefs all you want but the reality is thats a tool for them to use to appeal to voter bases , Liberals are a product of Atheist believers who have invaded our education system, our government and our lives, and are a serious problem to the survival of the United States


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dahoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

I grew up thinking myself a liberal and I probably was for that day and age.The democrat party moved away from like it did for Ronald Reagan. The constitution was meant to change over time, that is why there is a provision for amending it.


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY Author

dahoglund- No doubt the liberals have followed the exceptable norms of the day but today almost anything seems to go! The idea of a Living Constitution is a thinly veiled excuse for bypassing the rule of law in an exercise of raw government! power!


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY Author

thomasjhs- Brilliant insights! Your explanation is more accurate and precise,the liberal mindset is simply one clouded by Socialism, Marxism, and Atheism, with the appeal to Christianity being a clever political maneuver designed to fool the naive and uninformed!

The most dominant theme of liberalism is its opposition to true Christianity and as you pointed out, this is dangerous because it attacks the foundations on which America was built!


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Caleb DRC 4 years ago

Wba, that last sentence you wrote to Dahoglund exposes the current political sophistry for what it is: erosion and corruption of our freedoms.


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY Author

Caleb DRC- Thanks for your comments! I think I'm beginning to sound like a Constitutional Lawyer, although this is alot higher than my pay grade! I'm in over my head a bit! But I see your getting the important message, its an attack on our freedom's for sure! As for political sophistry, that seems to be thier stock and trade and it has to be for them to stay in business!


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Skarlet 4 years ago from California

What an excellent hub! Well done!


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY Author

Skarlet- Thank you so much for your gracious comments!


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drpastorcarlotta 4 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Well written hub my friend. I agree with The Frog Prince as well. Be Blessed and love God! Voted-Up!


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY Author

drpastorcarlotta- Great to hear from you as usual,thanks for your kind words!


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Skarlet 4 years ago from California

Great hub.- Its so well done its scary.

Voted up and all...


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John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Hi wba, and what a powerful hub this one is. You're a brilliant political scientist, as demonstrated by this intuitive and insightful article.

...I was born in Cuba...was very little when I came to the USA. My great-uncle used to tell my Mom (a million years ago, because he passed away a long time ago) that instead of building weapons, the USA should just go to all of the communist countries in the world and just be allowed to play all of their food commercials in those countries and he guaranteed communism would end on the spot! (smile)

Enjoy your Sunday evening - God Bless

John


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY Author

Thank you so much for your generous comments! I'm flattered that you would consider me a political scientist, I was an Economics major in college but I do consider potical science much more interesting. My son is now a political science major and wants to be a lawyer.

I believe your uncle was on to something, one of the decisive factors that led to the demise of the Soviet Union, was free trade with the west. Free trade allowed unfiltered imformation to pass between The Soviets and the Americans and many ordinary Soviets began to realized that thier system was grossly inferior to the free governments of the west. The same approach may work in dealing with our new threats of radical Islamic.


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AlexDrinkH2O 3 years ago from Southern New England, USA

You have hit the nail on the head - EVERYBODY should read this. I also have written a Hub or two on this subject (see "The Progressive Mindset" and "My Conversation with the Founding Fathers). Voted up and shared.


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ib radmasters 3 years ago from Southern California

WBA

The part of religion seems confusing because today gays are in?


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wba108@yahoo.com 3 years ago from upstate, NY Author

AlexDrinkH2O- Thanks for your words of praise! I appreciate your feedback.


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wba108@yahoo.com 3 years ago from upstate, NY Author

ib radmasters -

Thanks for reading! Many on the left want it both ways, so they change the tenets of religion to suit thier ideology. Christianity welcomes all but can't condone sin.


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aliciaharrell 3 years ago from Central Oklahoma

WBA, thank you for writing this well written articulate hub that will cause many to think. The scariest thing of all is that the American Liberal is in the majority exactly where you explained in your hub. Your proof that backs this hub's content is in the Democratic Party 2012 Platform they have as a download on their official website: http://www.democrats.org/democratic-national-platf...


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wba108@yahoo.com 3 years ago from upstate, NY Author

Aliciaharrell- Thanks for your kind words! It is scary, however well the intentions of the American left, their worldview denies the true God and Christian principles. Their worldview makes a God of the government and denies almost any limitation set on that government. It also denies individual freedoms in favor of a soft despotism that promises to take care of us and do our thinking for us! Beyond that it also denies peoples basic nature and their need for freedom.


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aliciaharrell 3 years ago from Central Oklahoma

"Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship." --- Patrick Henry, one of the US Founding Fathers well known for his speech for "Liberty or Death."

The American far left has forgotten what the first US citizens in the 18th century advocated; very sad indeed. You describe the far left well WBA. Freedom of thought, speech and religion must be preserved for it is what makes our country the greatest and the best. No other country guarantees these to their citizens. Like Patrick Henry, I shall fight for my freedom! :D


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wba108@yahoo.com 3 years ago from upstate, NY Author

Brilliant insights aliciaharrell! The founders were well aware that economic freedom was key to a thriving economy. Here’s a quote from Adam Smith:

The natural effort of every individual to better his own condition, when suffered to exert itself with freedom and security, is so powerful a principle, that it is alone, and without any assistance, not only capable of carrying on the society to wealth and prosperity, but of surmounting a hundred impertinent obstructions with which the folly of human laws too often encumbers its operations


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Patriot Quest 3 years ago from America

One of the ten commandments is thou shall not covet..........without God the left doesn't understand why its wrong to attack success. They believe themselves inadequate to accomplish anything on their own therefore it must come from those that somehow took it from them in the first place. No matter what anyone including conservatives say if God doesn't bring moral living back to America she is lost forever........but that can only happen when the people want it.


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wba108@yahoo.com 3 years ago from upstate, NY Author

Patriot Quest- Thanks so much for your comments and glad to meet you! The founders felt as you do, In 1798 John Adams wrote to some officers of the Massachusetts militia and said:

"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

It’s true that nothing can save this country but a move of God in the hearts of the people. Our leaders are not going to be any better than we are. I believe that move of God is soon to arrive.


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aliciaharrell 3 years ago from Central Oklahoma

WBA love your J. Adams quote. All religions teach a code of ethics and moral set. John Adams understood this for he had noticed even the American Indians were religious, had their code of ethics and morality too. The American Colonists and American Indians were not atheists; therefore our country from the very beginning has been contrary to Socialism.

Here is a quote from Classical Greece that I am certain the US Founding Fathers were familiar (they studied the ancient works of Greece and Rome in their education):

"Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else." --- Epictetus, Sage and Stoic Philosopher, Greece 35 - 135 AD

This is the core ideal of the US Constitution, main body and The Bill of Rights.


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wba108@yahoo.com 3 years ago from upstate, NY Author

Alicia Harrell – I agree with you, the vast majority of American’s at the time of the founding, held the principles of religion in high regard and the religion at that time was almost exclusively Christian.

The principles of socialism with its secular materialism would have had enjoyed little popularity in the founding generation. I believe this to be the key difference between and American and French revolution. The American Revolution sought freedom as a God given right to live righteously whereas the French saw freedom as a license to do what they pleased. The basis of these two Revolutions were very different.

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