"Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows." --Winston Smith's diary from George Orwell's novel, Ninteen Eighty-Four
If I didn't know any better, I'd say George Orwell was the first member of the Tea Party, woudn't you ?
That's the whole platform of the Conservative movement in a nutshell. If anything, Conservatism is not a political theory. It's more than understanding the mistakes of our forefathers. It is the application of common sense to the day-to-day operation of government. With the Progressivevik left, it's the ABSOLUTE opposite. Let's take a stroll down Progressivevik Lane, shall we ?
--Global Warming has gotten so far out of control, the winters are becoming more vicious and colder.
--We can extend health care coverage to 30 million more people and save money. No one's costs will go up and there will be no rationing of services.
--Despite the threats of committing genocide against Israel, the Iranian government can be trusted to act in a civil way
--Raising energy taxes will save the environment.
--The economy will recover despite the coming VAT tax.
We could go on and on, but some of those examples I've listed above are some of the chief culprits in the assault on our common sense. Whether you're a rabid Right Winger clinging to your guns and Bible because you're bitter, or you're a dope smoking lefty marching to save the web footed green swamp whatever, the point is: None of this makes the least bit of sense, does it ?
What the federal government is up to is more than the usual lefty/Righty nonsense. It's all about control, plain and simple. If you think driving a Prius with a Change bumper sticker will save you, you're clinically insane. What the federal government is attempting to do is create a system where, they, not you, the individual, will have the power. This is the antithesis of our country's founding principals. Whether you're a Conservative or a liberal, you should be very concerned with the role the federal government will soon have in your life. What's being proposed and what has already been passed is far beyond the lefty/Righty system we have now. What is taking place in our government now is far beyond those tired arguments, it is becoming a fascist take over, with all of our civil rights being stomped into dust, or like a human face being stomped on by a boot forever.
God help us all if more people don't realize two plus two make four....