Over the next few weeks I will be performing my own little political countdown. It's more for my amusement than anything else, but I also feel that it's a good way to glimpse into the mind of the average Liberal. Such humorous creatures these Liberals, and yet so mysterious. This is my list of the top 20 things Liberals don't believe. We'll say it's in the interest of understanding one another.
"All men are created equal..." - Thomas Jefferson. Number 16 on my list of things Liberals don't believe is Equality.
Common Sense Americans agree with Jefferson. All men are created equal. We are all born into this world with rights. Those rights are equal in status. One man's rights, regardless of circumstance or background, do not supersede another man's rights. And one man's rights cannot be compromised for the benefit of another man's rights. We ARE ALL EQUAL.
Liberals disagree. Granted, if you ask a Liberal if they believe that all men are created equal, well of course they will say yes. But you can't take a Liberal at his word. Look at his actions. When Liberals look at the world they don't see humans with equal rights. No way. Instead, they see victims and victimizers. The victimizers are usually wealthy, successful capitalists. Most of the time the victimizers are white male Westerners. They are almost always Christian and heterosexual. The ultimate victimizer is a white male heterosexual wealthy Christian westerner. These people border on evil in the eyes of Liberals, that is if they actually believed in the existence of evil.
The victims are quite different. Victims are always poor with some exceptions. They are usually a racial minority. More victims are women than men. Homosexuals are basically across the board victims. Sometimes Jews are victims, but that's rare. Muslims, on the other hand, are always victims (see Major Nassif and the Fort Hood massacre).
So Liberals have this dichotomy. Victimizers and Victims. And they believe that victims have more rights than victimizers. Equality is not at play here. Ask your local Liberal: Who has more rights, a white wealthy male Christian, or a poor black female Muslim? The correct answer is neither, they are equal. What would the Liberal say?
Why they believe this I don't know. Maybe it's a political thing. Yes, Liberal politicians raise a lot of money for their campaign by convincing victims that they have more rights than victimizers. And certainly the more victims who believe this goes further in ensuring those politicians retain power. So no wonder the Liberals expand their net of victims constantly. But I'm not sure if money is the motivating factor for your average neighborhood Liberal. I think some of it is guilt, or maybe just the fact that Liberals see a world where human OUTCOMES are unequal and feel that this somehow means that human RIGHTS are therefore unequal. Twisted logic? Yes, but I can't think of another reason why Liberals divide us up into victims and victimizers.
Take me, for example. I am successful. In the eyes of a Liberal, it's because of this demographic side of me that I have fewer rights than someone who doesn't fall into that demographic. And it's up to them, by way of government power, to enforce the imbalance of rights. So, I am forced to surrender a larger percentage of my income to the treasury. The reason for this is because I am more successful, therefore I am not allowed to keep the same percentage of my labor as someone who isn't as successful. And also, that person who isn't as successful has a RIGHT to things like education, healthcare, childcare, retirement, etc. Those things must be funded and so they are funded by people like me. My neighbor's right to healthcare thus supersedes any right I have to the fruits of my own labor. Do any Liberals out there disagree? Of course not.
President Obama has said that anyone who makes over $200,000 a year is doing well enough, and they can afford to pay a higher percentage of taxes. He ignores the fundamental American principle of property and ownership. No. He believes that property rights end at a certain level of income. If you have more property, then you have fewer rights to that property. And if someone is in need, then they have more rights to your property than you do. This is not equality.
The common sense American says that all men are created equal. That we are born equal. We have equal rights. However, equal rights do not translate into equal outcomes. Some people make the most of their rights and succeed. Some become quite wealthy. Others squander their rights and may not be as successful, may not be as wealthy. These are outcomes and they are most definitely not equal, even though we all have equal rights. The common sense American understands that equal rights and equal outcomes are two VERY different things, and if the government attempts to equalize outcomes then it can only do so by violating the rights of some of the citizens, thereby making their rights UNEQUAL in stature. The only way to maintain equal rights is to understand that outcomes will always be unequal, and dependent upon the actions of the individual. That, my friends, is a free society. And that is what happens when you have equal rights.