Skip to comments.Liberals Hate Civil Rights - Especially When Conservatives Exercise Them
Posted on 07/21/2014 5:08:16 AM PDT by Kaslin
Liberals never met a civil right they didn't dislike. As with everything about liberal ideology, liberals great concern for civil rights is a scam, a lie, a fraud designed to sucker in the weak-minded and disguise their goosesteppy inclinations.
They care about civil rights like Michael Bay cares about Oscar night.
Sure, liberals pose as advocates of civil liberties, but only when they dont have the power to squash them. In my new book, Conservative Insurgency, a speculative future history of the struggle to restore our system and culture, the lefts coordinated attack on our Constitutional rights is one of the biggest motivations for the pushback that results in conservatisms final victory.
Yeah, the story has a happy ending.
But don't listen to me. Listen to the liberals. Let's take a look at our Bill of Rights and see which amendments liberals like. Heres a hint: There arent many.
There's the First Amendment, which lists rights such as free speech and freedom of religion. Liberals are against them.
Don't think so? Ask a liberal whether he supports Harry Reids plan to repeal part of the First Amendment. He does.
Liberals hate the way the Citizens United decision recognizes that people still have the right to speak freely when they speak together. The feds, defending the law Citizens United overturned, told the Supreme Court that the law could allow the government to ban a book critical of a politician.
Yeah. Liberals think the First Amendment is bad because it protects people from being jailed for writing books. Unbelievable? Dont believe me. Believe right-wing stalwart Jeffrey Toobin of the ultra-conservative New Yorker.
How about the whole religious freedom thing? Well, 20 years ago even Ted Kennedy thought it was okay to protect people's right of religious conscience when he led the enactment of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act that underlay the Hobby Lobby decision. Today, for liberals, the right to religious liberty pales against their right to boss you around.
So much for the First Amendment. How about the Second. Seriously? The idea of free Americans armed to protect themselves, their communities and their Constitution terrifies liberals. That freedom-loving Americans are able to defend themselves from the lefts most secret fascist fantasies fills them with fussiness.
On the Bill of Rights, so far liberals are zero for two.
What about the Third Amendment, the one about quartering soldiers in private homes? This is a toss-up. Liberals want to harass soldiers, who they see as hillbilly knuckledraggers useful only as photo op backdrops, but they also cant resist intruding on private property. Call it a wash.
Theres the Fourth Amendment, but since the Obama administration probably read this column the minute I emailed it off, you can safely put this one down in the Against column.
Liberals are loving the Fifth Amendment more and more these days, as every Obama administration flunky seems to be taking it. Well call that one For, at least until it stops being useful to them.
Sixth Amendment due process rights? This whole fair trial thing is a huge hassle. They want the bureaucrats to handle that, not courts. For example, now the EPA apparently wants to garnish peoples wages without due process for bothering elk.
Liberals love the Seventh Amendment! It guarantees a Democrat-donor trial lawyer the right to have his crappy product liability lawsuit involving a plaintiff who is suing because his hammer was defective because it hurt when he hit himself in the head with it is heard by a jury composed of people who were unable to figure out how to get out of jury duty.
The Eighth Amendment against excessive fines and cruel and unusual punishment? The liberals loved the idea of fining into oblivion companies that didnt want to pay for abortifacients. As for cruel and unusual punishment, theyll be for that once the trials for political heresy get underway.
The Ninth Amendment? Liberalism is literally built on denying and disparaging rights retained by the people.
How about the Tenth Amendment, the one that reserves unenumerated rights to the states or to the people? Unenumerated rights? Liberals dont even like the enumerated ones.
In sum, of ten amendments, liberals are against seven, in favor of one because it makes Democrat ambulance chasers rich, in favor of another as long as it keeps them out of jail, and torn about one because its too hard to choose between shafting our warriors or shafting property owners.
So, what do the liberals really think of civil rights? Not much. To liberals, the Constitution doesnt have a Bill of Rights. It has a List of Suggestions.
Excellent short summation of where liberals stand on individual rights.
Because the libs act like poor losers.
Which they are
Excellent - however this bit is unfortunate.
“a jury composed of people who were unable to figure out how to get out of jury duty.”
Little wonder that juries have such a bad reputation, when even Conservatives are snide about them.
Juries are our last defense against despotism - as for example in the Zimmerman case. Unless Conservatives are willing to serve on juries they are not truly citizens of a Republic, no matter what they tell themselves.
With all things liberal, he who gets to define what the words, phrases and memes really mean gets to control the outcome of the discussion. In this case, liberals (now called “progressives”) first demanded free speech for the sake of being able to scold society and correct its wrongs. Then the demanded more sexual freedom for the sake of making society less restrictive and free. Now they have other demands, such as free contraceptives.
This was never really about “civil rights”. It was always about making more elbow room so that liberals had more latitude in society to lodge their complaint, to force us to listen to their point of view, to give in to their demands. Now that liberals have succeeded in installing themselves into positions of power, they of course have a different view of civil liberties. Any conservative voice is now just “hate”, anyone who rejects same sex marriage is “discriminating.” Anyone who does not accept their point of view must be re-educated until they do.
Onward to Utopia!
I disagree. The article shows just how little the author understands liberalism. Liberals love individual rights. They love free speech, freedom to assemble, to own guns etc etc. Their problem w/ individual rights is that you can exercise them too. In their world only those of like, liberal, ideology get those rights. Since they’re morally, ethically, intellectually etc etc superior its their position they get to stand in judgment of you and you’re ability to speak, assemble, own guns and what not. Basically they view themselves as the Mary Poppins of humanity and all things must be approved by them. They’re your better and if you don’t submit they have the option of imprisoning/killing you.
Who the hey is Michael Bay? < /poet don't know it)
“Because the libs act like poor losers.”.........
News Flash.......They’re NOT acting.
They are poor winners too.
How does that sign even make sense?
If it’s not their business, then pay for it yourself!
Is $24 billion an excessive fine?
Boss gives you a paycheck, but SHE (Hobby Lobby’s owner is a woman) is being MANdated by Obama to fund certain things. You are free to spend your paycheck but you are NOT at liberty to demand how your boss spend the corporate funds.
Why to socialists have to lie to win an argument?
Utopian societies of the 1800's are an example.
"Libertarian Socialism" seems to be what the far-left is these days, but we all know it will lead to concentration camps and pogroms.
Libertarian Communists even had their own publications in France in 1860
I love the moron’s sign....
If the Borth Control is not her Boss’s business, why is she demanding her boss pay for it???
[ How about the Tenth Amendment, the one that reserves unenumerated rights to the states or to the people? Unenumerated rights? Liberals dont even like the enumerated ones. ]
They love to Enumerate the state’s claim to the tenth out of existence by using berr-o-cratic nonsense regulations that bypasses congress...