From the Common Cents Blog. Please read and pass on. Very important.
Or more properly the Left versus America. As the article states if you ask a Conservative if he/she loves America and if we are the greatest country in the world the answer would be "Yes". Ask a Leftist or a Democrat and the answer would be quite different. When Mr. Common Cents was walking precincts for Bush in 2004 and McCain in 2008 one of the easiest ways to determine if they were supporting GOP Candidates was if they were flying the American flag. If they flew the flag we knew we had their votes.
Recently Doc Zero wrote a superlative post "Versus America" which should be required reading. Please read and pass on...
One of the most striking moments in our increasingly surreal politics came when congressional Democrats leaped to their feet and applauded a foreign leader as he trashed the state of Arizona and its immigration law. The foreigner in question was the president of Mexico, a barely functional kleptocracy with vastly more restrictive immigration laws, enforced by a corrupt police force that has been known to beat and rob undocumented aliens.
Arizona’s immigration law was prompted by the flood of people desperately seeking to escape Felipe Calderon’s miserable governance. The sense of alienation between the United States and its Democrat Party grows steadily deeper. If you ask someone on the right side of our political spectrum whether they believe America is the greatest country on earth, you would most likely receive instant agreement. Ask the same question of someone from the Left, and the answer will probably be negative, or at least heavily qualified. If they agree at all, they’ll probably need at least five or ten minutes to get all the disclaimers and caveats out of the way… followed by the angry insistence they love their country.
Asserting the United States is the greatest country on Earth is not the same thing as declaring it flawless, or demeaning other nations as worthless. Even if you stipulate both of these points, you will rarely convince a liberal to concede its greatness. Most of them aren’t lying when they say they love it. The issue is the difference between love and reverence. Liberals see themselves as enlightened crusaders, embarked on a quest to transform a fundamentally flawed America. They swoon when they hear Barack Obama speak of his “transformative” agenda.
The “hope and change” mantra conjures an image of helpless little people waiting to be rescued. The transformation they have in mind is coercive – they’re not talking about transforming society by giving people more freedom to do what they want, or allowing them to express their will through greater amounts of income protected from taxation. It might be possible to rationalize inflicting forcible change on something you love, but you wouldn’t take that attitude toward something you revere.
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