The left has a dangerous fascination with something. This fascination is a damning indictment of the left and of liberalism. It is the reason why we must not only reject liberalism but must fight it with everything we have.
What is this fascination the left has that is so dangerous?
The left loves dictators and dictatorships.
In recent days, leading members of the Party of Treason from Harry Reid to Nancy Pelosi have been demanding that Barack Obama simply ignore Congress and unilaterally raise the debt ceiling.
Barack Obama has told the House Republicans he will not debate with them on the debt ceiling. “To hell with you evil Republicans! I am a dictator and I will do what I damn well please!” That is Obama’s attitude.
And his attitude is meeting with thundering applause from the left.
Obama has wistfully told people that he wished he had the powers of a dictator. He has looked at people like Egypt’s Muslim brotherhood dictator Mohammad Morsi and wished he could act by decree like Morsi did.
The American left is becoming even more radical than it has been in the past. Only a few days ago, the Atlantic Magazine online published a piece calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment. And a few days earlier, a left wing nut job professor from Georgetown law school called for simply abolishing the Constitution.
That is what the left would ultimately like. They want to see our Constitution thrown on the garbage heap of history.
It is not just the Constitution that they hate. They hate the idea of liberty and freedom. They hate the idea that there should be any restrictions on the power of government.
The left believes that government should have the ultimate decisions for the “greater good.” They do not believe in the rights of freedom or conscience. They believe the government has the right to tell you what to do, what to believe and ultimately whether you even live or die.
The great difference between the liberty state that our founding fathers created and the liberal states we have seen throughout modern history is that role the person plays in society. In the liberty state, the person owns the state. The person is a citizen not a subject. The person is given rights by God that the state cannot take away.
In the states the left loves so much and wants us to emulate, the person is literally the property of the state. The state sets the parameters of all aspects of a person’s life.
One of the best examples of why we must fight liberalism is seen in Britain right now. Britain has the kind of socialist healthcare system that Barack Obama and the Party of Treason want America to have. They have a program called “Pathways.” It is a euthanasia program. Annually, 60,000 people are put on this program. Often their families are not even told. The people are denied food and water and they die. Often it is an agonizing death.
How is this possible?
It is simple. They have socialist healthcare. With socialist healthcare, medical care is a gift from the state. The state gives and the state takes away. Because of this, the person is not a citizen but a subject. Therefore the government can decide whether the person is worthy of receiving life-saving care or if they are just like an old or broken piece of equipment that should just simply be discarded.
This is the great danger of liberalism today. Liberals today do not even make a pretense of supporting liberty and freedom. They do not want liberty or freedom. They want dictatorship.
They want the kind of states we have seen before. They want revolutionary France. They want the Soviet Union. They want Nazi Germany. They want Communist China. They want Communist Cuba. The list goes on and on.
Unfortunately, as we have seen every time in the past, when the left gets what it wants, there are predictable results.
Those results are poverty, tyranny and far too often, mass murder.