“The conservative “thinks of political policies as intended to preserve order, justice, and freedom. The ideologue, on the contrary, thinks of politics as a revolutionary instrument for transforming society and even transforming human nature. In his march toward Utopia, the liberal ideologue is merciless.” Russell Kirk
“The diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to a uniformity of interests. The protection of these faculties is the first object of government. From the protection of different and unequal faculties of acquiring property, the possession of different degrees and kinds of property immediately results; and from the influence of these on the sentiments and views of the respective proprietors, ensues a division of the society into different interests and parties.” Federalist #10
Why do Democrats/Liberals/Progressives Hate Freedom?
First let us remember that classic liberals, such as Thomas Jefferson, the writer of not only the U.S. Constitution but numerous quotes on Liberty and Freedom, and who codified our individual rights and a government that is of the people, by the people, and for the people, are not today’s Liberals and have not been such since perhaps before the turn of the 20th Century. Indeed, if Teddy Roosevelt can be called the first “soft” Progressive (and he was) then Democrat President Woodrow Wilson should be called the first hardcore Progressive, who was as much a racist as he was a fascist. As a matter of fact, Hitler and Mussolini took notes about propaganda from Wilson’s Administration as well as his entrenched fascism!
No, today’s Left in America are little more than hardcore Progressives embracing a dogma that combines socialism and communism into a toxic brew of goosestepping totalitarian Nanny Staters who are as opposed to freedom and liberty as Hillary Clinton is to telling the truth! These Statist vermin are adamantly opposed to the rights of the individual and glorify trampling those rights in support of their groupthink/groupact. So from here on out, let us refer to them as Progressives since anything remotely resembling Classic Liberalism in their camp is as dead as Che.
Case-in-Point: A homosexual couple versus a baker. How many decades, going back to the creation of this nation, did a PRIVATE business have the right NOT to serve someone? A lot, that is, until the Statist Nanny Staters in Progressive shitholes like Seattle got in power. So this couple goes into a bakery, gets refused service, sues, and wins. Evidently, “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service,” rings hollow these days. The Statist uses the vast minority to impinge on the rights of the majority through the courts, using Lawfare (a subject for another day but safe to say that Shakespeare was right). Was the question, “why couldn’t this “couple” go to another bakery?” ever asked? Not in Progressive Land.
Here is the Modus Operandi for the Progressives (as most of us already know it):
Progressives love to spend (OPM) Other People’s Money (think of the recent hurricane concern that the denizens of Hollyweird did. They raised five million dollars of other people’s money but had THEY donated a million each, like President Trump did, they could have raised FIFTY million. Thus, Progressives will always vote for any politician who vows to raise taxes, create more social programs, and thus seize, by threat of force, money from the Producers. They then redistribute said “seized” money to the Looters, who then continue to give more power and votes support to that/those politicians, who, like locust, continue to “eat” more and more of other people’s money and thus, create a vicious cycle of economic bondage for some and a free ride through life for others. Once glance at modern Detoilet shows the end result for such a cycle.
Consider this: The New Deal, foisted upon the American People by the first Socialist, FDR (who lied, cheated, and who stacked the SCOTUS with fellow Socialists to get it “legalized”) ended up being a massive failure. The idiot Lyndon Bates Johnson, created the “War on Poverty,” even as he advanced a war in Vietnam (which enriched many a Congcritter and LBJ himself) which turned out to again be an abject failure, to the tune of about 10 TRILLION wasted tax dollars. But here are two questions to ponder:
Have decades of Progressive policy failures deterred Progressives from being Progressives? No. Has the waste of trillions and trillions of other people’s money shown Progressives that their heads/ideology are/is buried in their asses? No.
Yet another point can be inferred here and that is passive Progressives like Jimmy Carter, who appeased and enabled Iran are no more intelligent than hardcore Progressives like one Barky Obama, who appeased and enabled Iran, while paying them billions, who now have or are close to getting, nuclear weapons. Thank you Progressives for putting a loaded gun into the hands of the death cult called Islam (subject for another day again).
Progressives cannot see the forest through the Fascism in their eyes. Antifa anyone? Occupy? BLM? George Soros?
Freedom and Liberty require things like self-discipline, self-motivation, and mutual respect, which is why Progressives hate them. They are inherently lazy and as Statists/Nanny Staters, they want government to wipe their asses from the cradle-to-the-grave, period, end of story. The concept of mutual respect for others rings deaf in their ears and they cannot understand that concept any more than a baby can understand Quantum Physics! Indeed, for freedom and liberty to flourish, people must have the freedom of choice AND the freedom to suffer the consequences of their stupid choices! For example, the Progressives whine about income inequality yet say nothing about a piss poor public education system that only serves to insure it. A person who fails to graduate High School, through their own dumbassery should NOT enjoy the same earning potential as someone who went on to higher education, got certificates in Voc/Tech, etc. As it should be, bad decisions make for punitive and/or harsh consequences.
So sorry but Life sucks and it sucks worse when you’re stupid.
Unequal outcomes must exist for freedom and liberty to thrive yet under Progressive rule, every crappy choice or stupid impulse is rewarded and the productivity that allows for Progressives to seize OPM is cursed! Work hard, get ahead, get taxed more. Be lazy, stupid, reproduce like rats, get money and then get fat on the largesse of others, i.e., welfare.
In conclusion, as Rush Limbaugh (like him or not) has noted time and time again, Liberalism (Progressivism) cannot compete or survive in the arena of ideas. Why? Because in America, we still have a slim culture of freedom and choice and when Leftists cannot force their ideas on people, they swiftly become irrelevant and thus, ignored and even worse for them, laughed at. We fight to drain the swamp, to be free of a centralized and ever-increasingly corrupt government while the Left, and their RINO enablers like John McCain, fight for a total monopoly on the power of government.
Freedom/Liberty requires hard work, critical thinking skills, patriotism, self-discipline, sacrifice, and mutual respect, all items starkly absent in the repertoire of the Progressives, and therefore they hate it and will always hate it.