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The dangers of living the Liberal utopia!
Never trade liberty for freedom - Benjamin Fanklin
Lets be open minded here, and take a look at the reality of how the history of the world has proven what a country should look like. I want the liberals who read this, to understand that my position is based on only the truth elements that have been proven, not by science, but by humanity. The countries of the world have always operated under the premise of the people being ruled by the government. There has only been one country that was formed to be a country BY the people, and not the other way around. It has led to more prosperity and freedom than at any other time throughout the history of civilization...we need to question why is this?
There seems to be a trend among all these nations, that after developing an economy and society that is FOR THE PEOPLE, the "smart" people begin to think that society isn't smart enough to make their own decisions. This follows the thought that government is the only entity that really knows what is good for us, yet every time this theory is tried, the people that think this is a great idea suffer, while losing their individual rights to freedom. Again, we are seeing this happen right in front of our very eyes, take away common sense solutions, and develop principles that not only destroy a country, but take away the identity that created a great nation.
For most liberal reading this post, freedom is often an obstacle to them, because they really don't believe in individual rights for making their own decisions. A lot of liberals don't understand the history of the world, and what the impact on having the government make rules and regulations for the people...because the people making these decisions make worse decisions than any individual can make for themselves. I make the remark that freedom is an obstacle in the mind of a Liberal, because individual freedom limits the amount of power and control you have over an individual.
When I look up the definition of a liberal...I like the idea. Providing progress and reform that offers an opportunity for the people is a good cause. I guess in some ways, you could define me as a liberal because I do believe that reforming government to reflect the views of the people is important. However, this often comes at a price, and that is more government control of our lives along with too much centralized power. At anytime in the history of the world, when the government has too much control over the people, everyone suffers and this can be proven time and time again. So why don't we realize this history and prevent it?
The liberal ideology has always been to try to make it fair for everyone, which is a noble cause to have, but also punishes many people at the same time. The truth is, that we are each born with different talents and goals for motivation and our reasons for pursuing dreams, therefore we are never going to make it fair for everyone. Whenever we try to become the "do gooders" in society, we often hurt the people we are trying to help, and that is a dependency and not self sustainability that offers brings poverty to these people.
What would be some examples? If you look at the poverty rates for the indigenous people of the United States, you will find that providing reparations and payment to have actually caused more poverty, less life expectancy, and a miserable life. My grandparents lived on a reservation, so I have 25 years of personal observation and sadness of this program, because it creates dependency and a loss of purpose that is part of the reasons for life. It is the most sad experience to see these good people, and look at the dependency they have on the federal government, and realize that this isn't working. I know, most Liberals will talk about we stole the country, its theirs, we should be the one that leaves the continent, but that is a ridiculous account of how the world has worked since the beginning of time. Don't go there please!
Another example? The black population in the United States has higher poverty rates, lower income levels, and a higher crime rate than other "minorities" that live in the country. Can we attribute this to liberalism? I think so, because since we identified the discrimination...and I don't doubt that this still occurs, but on a much lessor level, we have given a pass to people of color, all based on we are nothing but a nation of racist. The truth is, liberalism is the technique for offering an excuse and is perpetuated to the next generation for believing that they don't have an opportunity because of racism. The truth is, that for most people life is challenging and you have to pursue your dreams to make them come true, the free pass will never provide enough income to allow you to excel in your god given talents.
Want one more example? How about social welfare? Since the "war on poverty" by Lindon B. Johnson in 1964. Since then, we have spent anywhere between $9 trillion to $15 trillion trying to eradicate poverty, and yet we have not made any in-roads for reducing the percentage of people who live in poverty. Why is this? It is because liberalism doesn't account for the human condition that I would call a lack of accountability, because the intent of welfare should be taking care of our people for sure, but with conditions to help motivate these recipients to become independent. By not having any conditions for this, we get families that perpetuate their life through many generations...and is that the best we can do for them?
Now that I have shown a few examples of how Liberalism causes pain and failure, the question is why? The truth is that the thought of government solving our problems, is a total misconception. Anytime we give up our rights, thinking that the government will solve our problems, history has proven to be an utter failure 100% of the time. Yet, this is what we have with ideological thinking with the Liberal foundation, and it leads to poverty every time. What is amazing is that we never stop to think about the consequences of government controlling our lives, because it is an insidious and dangerous phenomena that goes to far and it is too late to correct.
Lets look at the various peoples of this earth, and try to figure out what government has done to people since the beginning of time. Under a King's or Emperors rule, did the people have anything to say? As they lived in poverty, while the King controlled all the facets of government, he was selling his people to slavery while providing wealth and opportunity only to those that supported him. People throughout this time lived a horrible life, often with the killing of many thousands of totally innocent people, including defending a kingdom and ruler who was a ruthless pig, at the expense of individual lives. And yet, this is the ideology that we are supposed to buy into?
More recent examples of this can be easily viewed at the most criminal leadership the world has ever known, and that would be Adolf Hitler. Brought into power to solve the problems of the German society, the first task Hitler performed was to take the rights away from the people, under the guise of I know what is better for you people! So the Jews were the root cause of the people of Germany not having the rights of the Germans in the world? What Hitler was able to do, is to let the people know that the government knew how to increase the standard of living and prestige of the German people, so he took away their rights! Don't believe me? Why did the German people allow such criminal behavior and flat out slaughter of so many innocent people? I have asked this question to myself and the answer was there are no individual rights.
So is this fair to blame liberalism this type of behavior? Certainly not, but you can make a case of MINIMIZING a government so that people have the power to live their lives as they see fit. Looking at the Soviet Union whereby distribution of wealth was the Carl Marx reason for society, yet it only lead to widespread poverty with a few of the elites controlling the economy, opportunity, and advancement of their own personal lives. The utopia belief that many liberals employ is thinking that the government is really looking out for them, when in reality this is the furthest from the truth. Unfortunately the school system in the United States has the purpose of spreading liberal beliefs, and many people view the simplistic model of fairness, and adopt that in their thinking.
Show me a country that has experienced the same prosperity AND the equality that the United States has demonstrated, because there isn't anything under the sun that has a dictator coming even close. A lot of people don't understand the relationship of too much government power over the people as a bad thing, they believe the government is what has created prosperity and opportunity. It is actually the people, given the freedom to create their future, that has enabled the prosperity and the best opportunity in life for all aspects of their lives.
The United States was born under the cause of limited government...that is why these nuts got on a boat that was dangerous, and sailed to the new continent not knowing what the future was. These people left perfectly decent countries, because the government did now allow the freedom that every individual longs for in their life...to live the life they want to within reason and the rule of law. The tyranny of many of these countries was the experience of most of these individuals, and they were willing to pay the price for this opportunity.
The principles behind the forming of the government of the United States, was for a government that limits its power, and prevents tyrannical rule. Many in the US believe that someone could become a tyrannical dictator in the United States, because we have the checks and balances of a court, and of congress. However, we are in an extremely dangerous position when wealth and power become part of the governmental play on how the rule of government is expanded. Liberals who love this country, don't understand the consequences of a government that is corrupt because of power, but you don't have to look that far to realize in many parts of the world, this is the problem.
Freedom exists for mankind....it has created more opportunities than any other society has ever experienced in the history of the world, please take care of it!