In my now forty years I have honestly never met a person left, right or in-between who did not claim to be a staunch defender of Civil Liberties. With that said I have also never met a person who is honestly a true defender of Civil Liberties. To those who are currently gasping in outrage please continue reading and you may understand my point… maybe, but probably not. For those easily offended be warned, there is incredibly foul and offensive language in this blog posting… oddly enough something protected as free speech. Printing foul language is something rare for me I know but you will understand why. Continue reading
The debate over what it means to be left or right has been made about as convoluted an argument as there is but it is actually quite simple and can be boiled down to a couple significant differences. Left means collectivism and a strong central government while Right means individualism and a weak central government. Straight forward, simple and to the point. All issues can be approached from those two basic sets of beliefs. The left believes in numerous strong gun regulations because they put their faith in the State the Right believes in the 2nd Amendment because they put theirs in the individual. The left supports things like the Department of Education because they believe a central government can run things better than the local level while those on the right believe the complete opposite. This is why partisanship is a good thing and bi-partisanship is a terrible idea on many issues.
It never fails to amaze me how the political left is able to spin any issue to mean something completely opposite of the truth while continuing to claim themselves as being tolerant, caring, and etc. Take abortion and global warming as a good example of how this works. If you look at historical climate records and see a tend in which the global temperatures increase and decrease in a cyclical manner you are a flat Earther and anti-science. On the other hand if you look at an image of the face of an unborn child and see a baby you are called a religious extremist, anti-woman and again anti-science.
Lets address these two issues one at a time beginning with Abortion. I recently posted a series of images and simply asked people to tell me what they see. The first image was a 3D ultrasound that I found on a pro-life Facebook page.
The answers included “a clump of cells, a baby, a fetus, a miracle and other similar responses”. The different answers also matched the points of view of the posters, those who saw a baby were pro-life and those who were unable to see a baby but something else were pro-abortion.