Posts Tagged ‘hypocrisy’

Progressives and History – 01

April 30, 2010

Is it just me, or do the Progressives not just cherry-pick history, but bend and twist it to suit their needs?

The current uproar over Arizona’s new law, making illegal immigrants illegal (huh?) is a perfect example.

Because of the Federal Government’s abdication of it’s primary duty to defend the sovereign borders of the United States, the citizens of Arizona demanded some protection from their state. Facing an onslaught of crime, including home invasions, car-jackings, kidnappings, and a real danger to travelers on public roads from transporters of illegals, I can’t say as I blame them one bit.

The Obama administration is aghast that a state might assert it’s right to defend it’s citizens without the blessing of the Feds. How dare they uphold laws already on the books that we refuse to enforce? It’s nothing short of impudence to defy the “Anointed One”. I want as many illegals in the country as possible, so when I grant them all amnesty, they will all be beholden to vote for me in 2012. Sounds like a plan to me.

The problem is a simple fact of history. The fact is, that freshman Senator Obama was the deciding vote in passing a “poison-pill” amendment, dooming the 2007 “comprehensive” immigration bill to fail passage. You don’t have to take my word for it, check out the documented facts:

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2010/04/29/obama-helped-kill-immigration-reform-2007-will-media-remember

Now, the Obama administration needs the votes of the Illegal Immigrants already here, so he is all for giving them amnesty, as well as housing, food stamps and free medical care, on your dime. As the Church Lady on Saturday Night Live used to say, “How convenient”. This is also what is behind the sudden push for statehood for Puerto Rico, but that is another story.

The Progressives will use history as it suits their purposes. No excuses, and no apologies. If it fits their needs, they’ll use it. If it doesn’t, it’s irrelevant. Unfortunately, the Progressives don’t seem to observe any rules other than, “If it serves our purpose, use it, but if our opposition uses the same tactic, cry foul loudly”.

We are accustomed to engagement confined by rules which confine each opponent to the same constraints. Unable to maintain a competitive stance by those accepted standards, the Progressives seek to “win by any means” including deception, smearing their opponents unfairly, and attempting to “change history”. Outright lies are not out of bounds, either.

In the face of this opponent, willing to go to any lengths to advance their oppressive agenda upon us all, I suggest that while we retain the honorability that defines our cause for generations, that we become familiar enough with their tactics that we can not only defend against them, but are able to “flank” them and entrap them in their own tactics.

We must prevail in this defense of our liberty, lest we become slaves of a failed and flawed perversion of our great nation.

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