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The Law Liberals Always Break
American Thinker ^ | February 14, 2009 | C. Edmund Wright

Posted on 02/14/2009 4:10:06 AM PST by vietvet67

There's a law that liberals always shatter.  (And no, I'm not talking about tax law.) It's the law of unintended consequences.  Actually it's not so much liberals per se that break it so mauch as it seems liberal thinking by definition always runs afoul of this law. Leftist policy always hangs itself if given enough rope.

The liberals now have the entire stage with a very liberal President, extreme leftists in control of Congress, and the main stream media.  Liberal failure has nowhere to hide and no one to hide behind.  So as the Obama administration attempts to attack the country's economic woes, they find themselves stepping in one pile of liberal policy do-do after another. You might say that the left hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing.  The world will have to watch as liberal policy for problem A destroys Obama goals for problem B and so on.

Consider: with Obama, Reid and Pelosi screaming for the country to accept a ridiculous stimulus package to create jobs jobs jobs -- liberals in Chicago are standing in the way of a Wal-Mart Super Center that would bring in construction and retail jobs to the messiah's hometown.  By the way, liberals will also keep the lowest cost provider of food and clothes and home goods from being accessed by hurting Chicagans.

The reason? The liberal principle of protecting union jobs at all costs. Remember, behind every economic disaster is a powerful union. And sometimes a community organizer.

Which leads to another example. Union jobs at the big three auto makers have been supported for years by the high priced and high profit SUVs and pick up trucks. Of course, liberal environmentalists have long made the SUV a target, while limiting domestic energy production. Greenies are doing everything they can to destroy the SUV, and with it, many union jobs, and almost succeeded during the last energy price spike.

Oh, and should we mention the fact that those oil rig jobs that pay a ton of money to mostly union members cannot be had here thanks to drilling restrictions  in this country?  The Russians and Venezuelans send their thanks to American liberals.

But it gets better. This contradiction, which has been predictable for anyone with some linear thinking ability, has escaped the minds of millions of Michigan voters educated by the liberal-controlled public school system. They have for decades voted for politicians illogically holding pro-green yet pro-UAW positions simultaneously.  Voters of that very liberal state have no one to blame but themselves.  They voted themselves out of an economy over a period of years.  This is the state where Obama went to pick up a good share of his economic advisors. No wonder it is home to the Detroit Lions.

Meanwhile, back in Washington and New York, liberals in Congress and in the media are having a field day chastising corporations for buying jets, hiring contractors to renovate posh office suites, and giving big bonuses to executives.

Well guess what? Buying jets, hiring upper end contractors and giving bonuses stimulate the economy. It is job friendly.  And that's what we need now, right?  Oops. More liberal fertilizer.  Liberalism simply cannot get out of its own way.  Especially hurt is lefty New York, where the economy is reeling from a number of factors.

But of course, the liberal tenet of wealth envy is paramount to common sense. And apparently, to jobs. Speaking of which, if you break down the Starbucks corporate jet issue, it is especially delicious with unintended consequences.

The coffee purveyor, you remember, was mercilessly raked across the media's coals for taking delivery on a 45 million dollar jet while it was closing stores and laying off barrista's.  So they cancelled the jet order.

Think about that. Starbuck's deposit on the jet was lost, which is foolish under any circumstances.  Further, that jet is now back "on the showroom floor" so to speak, reducing by one the need to manufacture such planes. So to keep some "hamburger flipper" type jobs that liberals make fun of, many high paying jet manufacturing jobs were lost. The only thing stimulating about that equation is the Starbucks caffeine.

And we could go on like this simply with stories from today's headlines. It's a fact of life. Liberal policies in action always cave in on themselves. They always have.

Take liberal Neville Chamberlain and his appeasement of Hitler in the 30's.  We must have "peace in our time." How did that work out? It took a violent victory, not a phony peace, to bring lasting peace. The peace effort led to a stronger Hitler and ultimately millions more deaths than "war mongering" policies would have led to.

Look back at 9-11. Some thirty years of liberal policies regarding intelligence gathering, intelligence sharing and prosecuting terrorists led to an attack that killed three thousand Americans in, well, two of the nations' most liberal cities. You cannot say this in polite company, but statistically some 90% of the victims likely voted for the policies that led to the dreadful day. Shhhhh.

Think about abortion. The feminist movement has called this a women's issue. It is defined as the ultimate right for women. Fine. The result? The most likely fetus on the planet to be aborted is a female in China.  That's women's rights we can believe in, right? Talk about the circle of life -- er -- death.

Consider school choice. This issue is demagogued by the teachers' unions above all else. These are unions who are obsessed with raising teacher pay. What would be the teacher pay result of a broad school choice program? It would be the equivalent of "free agency" for good teachers and administrators.  Think about what free agency has done for pay for athletes.  Another circular liberal firing squad in action.

Take California's government cash meltdown. The main culprit is retiree benefits for unionized government workers in the state. And of course, the result is that current unionized government workers are being laid off, furloughed and not hired. More liberal on liberal crime.

And let's not forget Europe and their coddling of Islamists for decades. Their payback is a near takeover of European society by gangs and street violence, not to mention ridiculous rules and regulations in airports and schools and other public places.

Liberalism's failure is universal because liberalism embraces a false view of human nature as perfectible, if only the right political arrangements exist .  And it would be funny, except that the consequences are so devastating to so many people. And so often the victims are the very liberals the policy was supposed to protect.

The only good news is this: with liberal Democrats front and center on all stages governmental now, they will be opposed by a much more formidable foe than a Republican President and a Congress dying to just get along. They will be opposed by the obvious truth of their bankrupt philosophy.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: liberalism; ratcrime

1 posted on 02/14/2009 4:10:06 AM PST by vietvet67
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To: vietvet67

Good article. I would add that the primary reason that Liberals always break the law of unintended consequences is that a big part of being a Liberal to begin with is that they are fundamentally blind to the notion of consequences altogether. It goes to the fact that they are emotionally immature, acting on impulse and in complete denial that there might be a consequence associated with the action.

And what is evil, if not the unrestrained impulse of a child backed by the power of government?


2 posted on 02/14/2009 4:20:10 AM PST by Liberty Ship ("Lord, make me fast and accurate.")
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To: vietvet67

Great article and wonderful examples... The sad thing is: it could have gone on for 10,000... no 50,000 words.


3 posted on 02/14/2009 4:22:59 AM PST by ReleaseTheHounds ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: vietvet67; Freee-dame

This article is a treasure that can be shared with everyone’s liberal friends. It is not pejorative, but glaringly factual. We, who agree with this author, have to consider ourselves dissidents now, who have to spread the word by underground person-to-person means.


4 posted on 02/14/2009 4:25:37 AM PST by maica (Barack Obama is a Communist Party Project.)
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To: vietvet67

Bump!


5 posted on 02/14/2009 4:28:35 AM PST by wita
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To: vietvet67

Seems they are hoisted on their own petards, the over reaching will result in their landslide loss in 2010.


6 posted on 02/14/2009 4:29:56 AM PST by Rumplemeyer
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To: vietvet67

Bttt


7 posted on 02/14/2009 4:30:24 AM PST by feedback doctor (The first female president will be a Conservative Republican)
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To: Liberty Ship

And what is evil, if not the unrestrained impulse of a child backed by the power of government?

Precisely. The really unfortunate aspect of the disease, is it’s easy communicability in large groups and gatherings.


8 posted on 02/14/2009 4:34:05 AM PST by wita
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To: Liberty Ship
It goes to the fact that they are emotionally immature, acting on impulse and in complete denial that there might be a consequence associated with the action.

I would further submit they not only are in denial, some know exactly what the detrimental consequences are, and do not care!

Yes, that is evil. When you turn away from "Good" (God) then you're only going to be left with one thing, and that is evil.

9 posted on 02/14/2009 4:35:28 AM PST by sirchtruth (Gravity Of The Situation...)
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To: vietvet67
A more basic, earlier law is the one broken in the Garden of Eden. The desire was not to eat the apple as much as to be like God and know good from evil. As a result, mankind, in the desire to recapture Eden and be like God, has mismanaged and bungled every aspect of creation. RATs are simply the culmination of this fundamental heresy.
10 posted on 02/14/2009 4:36:30 AM PST by WorkingClassFilth (Actually, it all started back in Mayberry. Helen Crump was a traveler and Floyd, well, you know...)
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To: vietvet67

None of this matters to ME because all the Republicans are just a bunch of RINOS and I’m never gonna vote for any of them against and I’m gonna vote third party instead and let the Democrats win every election and trash the country because I felt like throwing a little temper tantrum and hissy fit instead of getting behind Republican conservatives to....

((breath))

....take back the country for the conservatism that I say I believe in but show that I don’t because I’m an idiot who would rather navel gaze and pick my nose and gripe about the RINOs instead of doing something to get rid of them and replace them with solid conservatives because actually....

((breath))

....doing something but gripe and piss and moan would require me to get off my duff and invest some time and effort and maybe even money so I’m not gonna do it but will instead just destroy everyone else’s morale by being a lame-o loser who would rather whine about how the Republicans....

((breath))

....are all a bunch of RINOs and I’m never gonna vote for them instead of helping to retake the Party for conservatism and the country for conservatism and if you don’t like it that I’m going to vote Liberaltarian or Constitution or some other loser third party....

((breath))

....that doesn’t have a frog’s eye chance of winning then you’re just a sheeple who is also probably a liberal or a RINO too since you obviously don’t share my skewed whacked out idea of principles which allow me to sit around and do nothing but gripe and complain and let the Democrats win every election.

/whew


11 posted on 02/14/2009 4:40:16 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Nihil utile nisi quod honestum - Marcus Tullius Cicero)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Oops. I violated the first law of HTML and didn’t close my italics function.


12 posted on 02/14/2009 4:41:27 AM PST by WorkingClassFilth (Actually, it all started back in Mayberry. Helen Crump was a traveler and Floyd, well, you know...)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

It IS sad that it could have gone on and on for 50,000 words. - It’ll be sadly interesting to see the “unintended consequences” of a monstrous spending bill that wasn’t even read by the lawmakers who voted for it - AND all the executive orders that Obama has hastened to sign into law.


13 posted on 02/14/2009 4:43:59 AM PST by Twinkie (RUSH THREW DOWN THE GAUNTLET TODAY!!)
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To: Twinkie

The problem with Liberals is WE get what THEY deserve!


14 posted on 02/14/2009 4:46:48 AM PST by Liberty Ship ("Lord, make me fast and accurate.")
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To: Rumplemeyer

“Seems they are hoisted on their own petards, the over-reaching will result in their landslide loss in 2010.”

Hopefully the case, but what effect will an ACORN organization have on that scenario, which is now armed with billions of dollars and access to the levers of power?


15 posted on 02/14/2009 4:49:00 AM PST by ripley
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To: ReleaseTheHounds
Great article and wonderful examples... The sad thing is: it could have gone on for 10,000... no 50,000 words.

It just did for 1,107 pages.

16 posted on 02/14/2009 4:50:54 AM PST by Lando Lincoln
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To: vietvet67
Another aspect of liberalism is elitism. Liberals believe that the vast majority of people are simply too ignorant to make the "right" decisions in their personal lives. Obama's comment in San Fransisco about "bitter people clinging to their guns and religion" epitomizes how liberals view those who do not share their beliefs. For liberals, they must make the "right" decisions for these people whether through higher taxes to discourage cigarette smoking, CAFE standards that force people to buy the right automobiles, mandating we buy only the "right" kind of light bulbs, closing down talk radio so people only hear the "correct" political positions or creating a nanny state where even small personal decisions are made by government fiat.

Liberals believe that only the elites deserve to have the personal liberty to make choices in their lives because the little people might not make the "right" decision. However this leads liberals to hypocrisy. Al Gore can harangue us for having too big a carbon footprint because we drive SUVs, keep our homes warm in winter and cool in summer and have too many kids, yet he can live in a mansion, ride in limos and private jets and have a flock of kids. Tom Daschle can lament about tax cheats on the Senate floor yet has no problem cheating himself.

17 posted on 02/14/2009 5:11:38 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: vietvet67

Great article! Thanks for posting.


18 posted on 02/14/2009 5:11:53 AM PST by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: Twinkie
It’ll be sadly interesting to see the “unintended consequences” of a monstrous spending bill that wasn’t even read by the lawmakers who voted for it...
I am way more afraid of the intended consequences.


19 posted on 02/14/2009 5:29:11 AM PST by Peet (<- A.K.A. the Foundling)
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To: Liberty Ship

Bang! You nailed it.


20 posted on 02/14/2009 5:29:31 AM PST by jabonz08 (When rights become privileges, only the privileged will have rights.)
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To: vietvet67

obuma will succeed in imitating Lincoln in one aspect - in his time, he will be a widely hated president.


21 posted on 02/14/2009 5:51:03 AM PST by sergeantdave (nobama is the anti-Lincoln who will re-institute slavery to government)
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To: Peet

“intended consequences”

. . ugh. and there is that.


22 posted on 02/14/2009 6:08:50 AM PST by Twinkie (WHAT ABOUT SOME MSM FAIRNESS?)
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To: vietvet67

Their philosophy is bankrupt, but they are bankrupting the entire country this time. We’re all going to pay for their policies.


23 posted on 02/14/2009 6:56:28 AM PST by beejaa
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To: Liberty Ship
I would add that the primary reason that Liberals always break the law of unintended consequences is that a big part of being a Liberal to begin with is that they are fundamentally blind to the notion of consequences altogether.

Liberal thinking is almost perfectly displayed by Wile E. Coyote and his famous supplier the "Acme" company. Every single one of the inventions he tries backfires in a way that should have been predictable....and yet (just like the liberals) he thinks he is a genius.


24 posted on 02/14/2009 6:59:22 AM PST by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: The Great RJ

Another aspect of liberalism is elitism.

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I have been avoiding tv and radio soundbites of the One as much as possible, yet even so, have heard him say “I’m going to let you [American peons]... keep or have or say - I forget what the next word after “you” was because by that time my brain was frozen.

Can anyone imagine the screaming fits that the ‘media’ would be having if any Republican in or running for office had said “I’m going to let you...”? When the One says it, it sounds just peachy-keen to the slobbering so-called reporters.


25 posted on 02/14/2009 8:23:20 AM PST by maica (Barack Obama is a Communist Party Project.)
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To: vietvet67
”Liberal failure has nowhere to hide and no one to hide behind.”

From a previous post…

Harder…yes. Impossible…no. Just sit back and appreciate the pure ‘magic’ of modern liberal journalism. As long as there is at least one Republican left in Washington, there will always be someone to blame.

26 posted on 02/14/2009 8:56:12 AM PST by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard)
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To: vietvet67
Liberalism's failure is universal because liberalism embraces a false view of human nature as perfectible, if only the right political arrangements exist .


27 posted on 02/14/2009 10:13:55 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin "The Iron Lady of the North")
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To: Rumplemeyer
Seems they are hoisted on their own petards, the over reaching will result in their landslide loss in 2010.

And a Conservative Republican will be there to pickup the pieces just as Reagan did after the Carter diaster.


28 posted on 02/14/2009 10:27:01 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin "The Iron Lady of the North")
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To: vietvet67

29 posted on 02/14/2009 10:47:04 AM PST by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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