The Lies That Liberals Tell
Those on the Left are always trying to pretend that the Founders, a bunch of tough guys who not only pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor, to the cause of liberty, but took up muskets to fight for it, were a bunch of mushy-headed socialists who would have wept copious tears if they thought some lazy s.o.b. was going to sleep hungry.
The Founders believed in self-reliance. They believed that God helps those who help themselves. It’s why they attempted to create a federal government that had limited powers. They had been dealing with King George III, and they understood the demons that could be unleashed by tyrannical rulers. I can’t even imagine the level of revulsion they’d experience if the likes of Madison, Jefferson, Washington and Adams, were to rise from the grave and see what has become of their vision of a republic.
Surely, they would not recognize the America of today, not because of the skyscrapers, jet planes and computers, but because of a federal government that not only feels it can tax the citizens with impunity, but feels entitled to control every aspect of our lives, ranging from the crops we grow to the schools our children attend, from the medical attention we receive to the salaries we’re paid and the bathrooms we use.
Furthermore, I suspect that once they heard judges proclaim that constitutional rights were supposed to be extended not only to every American, but to foreigners who had never even set foot in our country, I suspect they’d all be reaching for their muskets.
God knows I’m looking around for a weapon of my own every time I hear a leftist insist that Muslims in the Middle East are covered by the 1st Amendment. If they really believed that, wouldn’t they then insist that the U.S. had the responsibility of prosecuting Saudis for denying inalienable rights to women or Iraqis for persecuting Christians? Also, if the Founders were so damn accepting of outsiders, how is it they made a point of declaring that no foreign-born individual could ever grow up to President?
Bayard Rustin was a leader of the black Civil Rights movement, who, because he was both a communist and a homosexual, generally had to do his work behind the scenes. But he occasionally spoke in public. One of his better-known statements was “When an individual is protesting society’s refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.”
While it sounds good, it ain’t necessarily so. What’s more, I very much doubt if Mr. Rustin had been privy to the anti-Trump protests we’ve been witnessing over the past four months, “dignity” is a word that would have occurred to him.
Of course, if a person’s worth is denied purely based on his race, Rustin was right. On the other hand, if it’s because he has made a conscious decision to be a thug, then, whatever his race, he’s in no way entitled to be treated with respect.
The irony of Rustin’s own life is that if were still alive, his having been a communist and a homosexual would have guaranteed that his would have been the public face of any movement in which he chose to participate. What’s more, he would likely be serving in Congress or hosting his own talk show on MSNBC.
Although President Trump’s proposed budget has the same legal standing as a child’s Christmas wish list, it is a confirmation to conservatives that his dark days as a New York liberal are clearly a thing of the distant past.
The only three items that would see an increase in federal spending are Defense (+10%), Homeland Security (+7%) and Veterans Affairs (+6%). The departments Trump would like to see cut range from the Justice Department (-4%), HUD (-13%), Health & Human Resources (-18%), Labor (-21%) and Agriculture (-22%) to the State Department (-28%) and the EPA (-31%).
As long as I’m tooting Trump’s horn, I may as well share an article written by Liz Crokin, a celebrity journalist who has stated that in all the years she’s covered the man, she had never heard a negative word spoken about him, until he announced he was running for president.
In her article, which she titled “Trump Does the Unthinkable,” Ms. Crokin chronicled 11 events, any one of which I think most people would be proud to have on his or her own resume.
In 1986, when he heard that after the suicide of her husband, a widow’s farmhouse was being foreclosed, he stopped the auction with a phone call and paid off Annabell Hill’s mortgage.
In 1988, when he got wind that a commercial airliner refused to fly Andrew Ten, an ailing 10-year-old orthodox Jew living in Los Angeles, across country to get the medical care he desperately needed because he had to be transported with an elaborate life-support system, Trump sent his own plane to fly the kid to New York.
In 1995, when Trump’s limo broke down on the highway, a motorist stopped to lend a hand. When Trump asked the guy how he could repay him, the Good Samaritan asked if he’d send his wife a bouquet of flowers. Along with the bouquet, Trump sent a note that read: “We’ve paid off your mortgage.”
In 2001, when 200 Marines, returning from Operation Desert Storm were stranded in North Carolina, he ordered his plane to make two round trips to Miami so the Marines could get home to their families.
In 2014, after Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi was imprisoned for seven months by the Mexican authorities, Trump sent him a check for $25,000 to help him get back on his feet. If you recall, President Obama refused to even phone the president of Mexico and ask for the ex-Marine’s release.
In 2016, Lynne Patton, a black female executive with the Trump Organization released a statement defending her boss against allegations that he’s a racist. She revealed that she had struggled with drug addiction for years. But instead of kicking Ms. Patton to the curb, Trump and his entire family had stood by her.
As I say, there were several other similar events that showed that Trump’s heart might even be bigger than his legendary ego. In fact, if he were a Catholic, I think President Trump would be a legitimate candidate for sainthood, although I understand that canonization requires that two miracles be attributed to the subject.
Personally, I can’t help feeling that defeating Hillary Clinton should be more than enough.