Inclusion and Diversity

A good friend of mine posted an article to LinkedIn about Twitter hiring a new VP of diversity and inclusion. In her comments she stated, “Diversity & Inclusion is necessary for long term success.”

I do in fact believe in inclusion, though my definition may not be up to snuff with whatever the social justice code word of the month is. But in the classic sense, I believe that people with relevant experience and opinions should be included in conversations. I believe that people with skills and expertise should have access to compete for open positions. I believe that access to things which are generally accessible, should include all the people who are interested in accessing them.

But I struggle with the notion that diversity is necessary for long term success.

The very history of this nation, and the fact that we are the most “successful” nation on this planet, kind of defeats that argument. We grew, and prospered, and defeated our enemies, and saved the world, and invented the most important stuff ever invented…all while being a nation primarily run by old, white, men. Which is not to say that we should be a nation run by old, white, men… but simply that it is entirely possible to have success without diversity. In fact, there are a number of fairly successful nations on this planet where diversity is pretty much against the law… Saudi Arabia for example.

If I run an accounting firm, and my employees spend all day adding and subtracting numbers…does the color of their skin matter? Is 2+2 more emphatically 4 if a black person says it? Is the math going to change because a Muslim quotes it? Are you going to pay less in taxes if your returns are prepared by a woman?

Diversity makes us feel good. It may even make us look good. It adds to our personal lives when we are able to discuss different cultures, beliefs, customs, etc. But it is, imho, wholly unnecessary for “success”.

My daughter is getting a college degree right now. She is doing the entirety of her program on-line. Thus her diversity is as low as it can possibly be, as she takes all of her classes alone. And yet, she is successfully completing her degree. She will also successfully obtain employment and begin a career. She will do this in the absence of diversity, and I don’t think it makes a bit of difference.

At the end of the day, it will be non-white, non-male, people who will disagree with me on this topic. I get that. But let me ask the next logical question…

Would the NAACP be more successful if they included white people in the interests of diversity?

Would NOW be more successful if they included men in the interests of diversity and inclusion?

Would whatever organization you support that discriminates against white, straight, male, Christian, Republicans be more successful if they included white, straight, male, Christian, Republicans in the interests of diversity?? Yeah…I didn’t think so.

In my personal experience when people say “diversity”, they mean that *I* should let *them* in. They NEVER mean that *they* should let *me* in.

Profiles In Courage

Maybe it’s me. Maybe I’m stupid.  Well…let’s not get carried away.  I most certainly am not stupid.  But I am clearly missing something.

Can someone explain to me how blocking traffic, inconveniencing people at airports, and lighting things on fire is supposed to make things better? Can someone explain how a thinking person can rationalize purporting to be defending American values, by rioting?  Could someone with a camera and microphone go interview one of these morons in the street and attempt to ascertain if they even know what “American values” are?

If I am hearing the message clearly, sitting around waiting to get shot, stabbed, or bombed is an American value. Importing people, without regard to the impact on our economy or national security is an American value.  Failing to uphold the law is an American value.  Elected officials instigating, supporting, and participating in civil unrest which negatively impacts their constituents, is an American value.  And lastly, members of an Administration directing other members of an administration not to enforce an Executive Order, is an American value.

Schmuck Schumer called the acting AG “a profile in courage”. This is to some degree funny, because Chuck Schumer has never witnessed, experienced, or embodied courage, so I am not sure how he would identify it.  Nevertheless, she found out what all the rest of us know.  When you refuse to do your job, you lose it.  If you doubt me, report to your job this morning and inform your boss that you intend not to follow or enforce several policies because you personally disagree with them.  I’ll wait….

The simple fact is that the Hollywood elites, the career politicians, and the snowflakes in the street, have no idea what “American Values” are. I don’t think they ever have.

It is funny to watch the limousine liberals with their private jets and their security details try to share a cause with the unwashed masses. People who sit on street corners smoking dope, don’t shower for days on end, and believe they have a right to disrupt the lives of the productive members of society who provide their sustenance.

I watched a video last night of people in vehicles moving through the crowds trying to block traffic. Some of them inched through, but a few just floored it and literally ran these protestors down.  I applaud these actions.  If you are going to illegally gather in the street and attempt to disrupt the flow of traffic, you absolutely deserve to be hit by a car.

Your dissatisfaction with the Trump administration does not grant you the right to prevent me from getting home, or to work. It does not entitle you to impede commerce.  It does not entitle you to stop traffic.

I have spent many hours writing about the dangers of, and arguing against, heavy handed, overreaching government. I do not advocate for government control of society.  I do not believe that, in general, the answer to every problem is a government agency or program.  But I have to say, if the police and federal officers cannot perform the most basic of functions (keeping the street clear), then what exactly do we need them for?

Personally, I am sick and tired of the professional protestors. I am tired of lectures from vapid millionaires in Hollywood.  I am tired of foreigner’s wants and needs being placed above our rights and security.  I am tired of people preaching about American Values, when they in fact exist to subvert and undermine everything America actually stands for.

It is generally accepted practice to question someone’s positions without questioning the patriotism. I am breaking with that practice.  I believe that the Democrat party as a whole, and the elected representatives in particular, do not care at all about America or American values.  They do not exist to protect, or serve, or further the interests of America.  They exist to oppose Republicans.  Period.  It is party before country, every step of the way.  I for one am sick of it.

Assclowns in the State Department are saying that the travel *moratorium* will not make our country safer. No…of course not.  Because continuing to allow unvetted refugees from war torn countries in the Middle East to enter our nation is clearly safer than not allowing them.  People actually say these things?  And other people believe them?  This is like saying a wall or fence around a prison doesn’t make the community safer.  Really?  Then why do we bother building them?

President Barrack Abu Nidal Hussein Shariek bin Obama claimed no foreign terror organization had struck America on his watch. No…we just had shit blown up in Boston, people killed in Orlando, stabbings on college campuses, shootings at military bases…the list goes on.  And many of these attacks were carried out in the name of Allah, by people who came to this country as immigrants and refugees.

So I would like to propose this course of action. Every movie star like Assclown Kutcher who wants to have these people in “his America”, should be required to personally house as many immigrants as their oversized mansions will accommodate.  Every moron in the street should have a Syrian refugee placed in their home.  Every Democrat who wants these people allowed into our country without proper vetting, should be forced to house them.

But that won’t happen will it? Because Democrats always want to spend other people’s money.  They want projects, but they want them in your jurisdiction, not theirs.  Because Ashton knows that the next place to get shot up will be some nightclub, or bowling alley, or Army base…and he won’t be there.  It’s easy to push to have these people brought into the nation when you know not one of them will be living in your gated, patrolled, protected community.

Please, stop the preaching. You have no idea what American Values are.  You have never met a real American, haven’t had a conversation with anyone who disagrees with you in years, and haven’t had to actually earn a dollar in your adult life.  You have no frame of reference for, or understanding of, American values.

In fact…if you think Syrian refugees are so awesome, maybe you should be in Syria attempting to relieve their suffering. You could tell them jokes.  Or maybe you could tell them about some rich, white, privileged woman who refused to do her job and got fired for it…and what a “profile in courage” she is.

Not My President

I’ve seen this expression on signs and all over social media.  Various people, upset at the election of Donald Trump, have taken to stating that he is not their President.  I may touch on the obvious fallacy in this statement, but that is not my purpose in writing this morning.  This Monday after the Inauguration my purpose is to discuss the distinct differences between the right and the left.

First, the most obvious.  I do not think that in my entire lifetime there has ever been a riot started by or participated in by White Republicans.  If someone out there can document one, I will stand corrected.  But it is my belief that at no point in time have white Republicans decided that the method by which they should express their dissatisfaction assaulting police officers, and destroying property.

Second, I am fairly certain that no right wing organization has banned or punished members for holding different views.  Meanwhile Hollywood, the media, and various left leaning organizations are disparaging, threatening, and boycotting people like Steve Harvey for engaging with Donald Trump or performing at the inauguration.

Trump and Republicans are routinely criticized for dividing the nation by race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.  But it is clearly the left that practices identity politics.  Take for example the “Women’s March”.  Self described feminists who hold a pro-life position were specifically told they were not welcome to participate.  As if believing in the preservation of life strips one of their identity as a woman.

In reality, since it is the left that pushes the notion that there is no such thing as gender to begin with, and that a person is whatever they identify as, it strikes me as odd that they would even have a “Women’s March”.

The simple, demonstrable, inarguable fact is that it is the Democrats and their supporters who practice intolerance, bigotry, and racism.

The actual definition of tolerance is putting up with things you don’t like.  Republicans do that every day.  We are by and large, and as a matter of policy, generally content to let people live their lives.  And we genuinely believe in, and practice, freedom of speech.  The left does not.

As a member of the left you are not free to speak your mind, or deviate in any way from the party line.  If you do you will be shouted down, ostracized, and in some instances physically assaulted.  These things simply do not happen at right wing events, rallies, protests, etc.  As an example, it has now been documented that the violence at Trump rallies during the campaign was instigated, and orchestrated, by organized left wing groups.

The simple fact is that the left is actually guilty of all the things they claim the right is guilty of.  This can be proven through their own statements in writing and on video.

It is my hope that our new President will transcend all of the pettiness and BS, and actually move forward in a manner that will benefit all of us.  In fact, I am certain that whatever he does will be intended to benefit all of us.  Why?  Because Republicans see people as Americans, it is Democrats that see people as hyphenated Americans.

Bottom line snowflake…he is YOUR President, and he will be for at least the next 4 years.  So put your clothes back on, put the signs away, stop littering, rioting, and making fools of yourself in public…and let’s get about the business that should be at the top of EVERY American’s priority list.

Making America Great Again!

 

Cops and Bullets

This morning I am compelled by the events of the day to comment on the evolving situation regarding the police and our society.  In the past couple of days there have been shootings by police officers, and shootings of police officers.  Naturally, social media is ablaze with all manner of opinions and thoughts.  Many of my friends and people I respect are posting short little opinion pieces or memes.  I think the matter deserves a more in depth discussion, so I am going to attempt that here.

First let me qualify what I am going to say with a little bit of info about myself.  I am white, middle aged, upper middle class, and I have never committed a crime of any type in my adult life.  I have interacted with the police on a very limited basis (usually traffic related offenses), and all of those interactions have been resolved without anger, violence, or bloodshed.

Much of the discussion today revolves around the race of the victims of police violence.  I will leave that discussion to the people who seek to categorize every event by race.  It is not my desire or intent to discuss statistics, profiling, racial disparity, etc.  I want to talk about something far simpler and easier to understand.  Equal protection under the law.

There is a perception in the general public that the police are above the law.  All the way from being let off on parking and speeding tickets, to being let go while DUI, to being able to shoot citizens with the virtual certainty that absolutely no punishment will result.  It has gotten to the point now that there are memes on the internet about it.  If you want to take paid vacation as a regular citizen you have to accumulate PTO.  If a cop wants a couple weeks off with pay…just shoot somebody.  Right or wrong, fair or not, this perception exists.

Friends of mine post memes, shared from police groups, stating that if we would simply stop resisting arrest people would stop getting shot.  This is utter bullshit.  The simple fact is that if one or more individuals approached you on the street and began assaulting you, you would have the natural right to defend yourself.  This fact does not change because someone put shiny little badges on the people assaulting you.

The police enforce the law, they are not THE LAW.  As citizens of the United States we have constitutional protections against unreasonable search and seizure, and various other law enforcement activities.  This is because our founders recognized (through experience) the dangers of a corrupt justice system serving at the behest of the heads of state.  The police being the first group of people brought to bear against the citizenry in a tyranny.

Let me illustrate my point with a somewhat unlikely, but not impossible, example.  For those of you who say we should just obey the police.  My purpose being, to demonstrate that blanket statements are not applicable in all circumstances.

So, we should just follow orders and we’ll all be safe…right?  Let us imagine for a moment that you get pulled over on some dark country road late at night and the police orders your wife to exit the vehicle and perform oral sex on him on the side of the road.  Should she follow that order?  Would you sit calmly, and explain to her that he’s the police and she should do as she’s told?  I think not.  What if she declined and he began assaulting her?  Would you “resist” then?  And if he shot you while you were resisting, would he be justified in doing so?

What if he says, “Give me $200 and I’ll forget why I pulled you over”?  Are you going to obey that order?  No?  Why not?

The simple fact is, unarmed people of all races are routinely shot, assaulted, battered, and the victims of various other crimes, at the hands of the police every day.  Legally armed people are also shot.  One cop hollers “gun!” and all hell breaks loose.  In spite of the fact that owning a gun in the United States is not a crime, and neither is carrying it (subject to state and local regulations).

In recent years videos have popped up of various incidents of this type.  A cop in a median beating the shit out of a homeless woman; 6 cops beating Kelly Thomas to death in the middle of the street; people pinned to the ground and shot in the back; cops stomping on the heads of prone and handcuffed suspects.  The list goes on and on.

When we live in a society where one citizen can assault, maim, or kill another citizen and all he or she has to do is mutter some magic words, “I feared for my safety”, and all the charges disappear….that’s a problem.  When the system not only fails to prosecute but actively seeks to obfuscate the facts and protect the offenders, it is understandable that the citizenry themselves will decide to address the situation.

I am not advocating for violence against the police, or for any form of unlawful behavior.  I am simply stating what I believe to be an obvious fact.  The police are public servants, and we are the public.  We want law enforcement, not the Gestapo.  We want reasonable, rational, police officers to enforce our society’s laws.  Not bullies with badges and guns running around thinking they are above our society’s laws.  Plain and simple.

Yes, I know the majority of cops are good people doing a tough job.  But the simple fact is that many of them are not.  Many of them are bad people, on a power trip, and using the “tough job” as an excuse.  As long as “The Blue Wall of Silence” exists; as long as “good cops” protect bad cops; this mistrust of the police will continue.

If you want your police department to have good relations with the community it serves, start by policing the police.

If you really want to understand the issue, and in particular where the people with race based arguments are coming from, you can start by watching this video.  Because for many of our fellow citizens, this is what happens when you call the cops.

Ask yourself this question.  If you, as an average citizen, did any of the things portrayed in this video, would you be charged with a crime?  If the answer is yes, then shouldn’t the police officers in these videos be charged with crimes?  Badges don’t grant extra rights.

All that said, the cowardly acts committed in Dallas are not “justice”.  Individual cops, performing individual illegals acts, should face individual charges and be tried as individuals.  Opening fire on any random cop on the street is an act of hate, not justice.  And my post is about justice, not revenge.

 

Snakes Eating Their Tails

This is an interesting time to be alive.  It can be a frustrating time as well, but it’s interesting to be sure.

This morning I pulled up Yahoo! to look at my email and saw a story about a new Disney movie featuring a male Polynesian that is depicted as a “plus-sized” individual.  Needless to say, the internet is in an uproar.  But, what is funny to me about this situation is that the maniac liberals are busily eating their own.

We have received conflicting messages for years now.  We’ve been told that obesity and its’ attendant complications (diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.) are an epidemic.  We’ve also been told that “fat shaming” is abhorrent, and that “plus-sized” people should be celebrated, accepted, and welcomed.  So now a “plus-sized” Disney character comes along and Polynesians are upset at the depiction of their culture…while other people are upset that they find fat people upsetting.

We have gone so far down the road of political correctness that even the proponents of political correctness are no longer able to identify the rules.  Such was the case when gay people were killed by a Muslim in Orlando.

All I can do at this point is sit back and laugh.  Or cry…

We are blasting down the road to ruin at warp speed.  The ease of interaction that the internet affords is hastening our demise.  Mr. Orwell looks more and more like a prophet with each passing day, as our world transforms into a caricature of 1984.

The only consolation I have as I watch this process is that those who initiated it will be its’ first victims.  But the rest of us will follow…

Where We Stand

I recently had a discussion on Facebook (it seems I do that a lot) with a friend of mine that refers to himself as a single-issue voter.  That single issue happens to be abortion.  In light of the results of “Super Tuesday”, and comments made in that discussion, I was moved to write out my thoughts on the matter.

First let me qualify a few things.

  1. I have deep respect for Dave.  He’s a religious guy, but he’s not your “typical” religious guy (and I know a little about that, which I’ll get to in a minute).  Dave asks questions, he listens to the answers, and he has never once taken the “Thus sayeth the Lord” approach with me.  Which is both refreshing and interesting given that I am what the church would call a backslidden, apostate.
  2. I myself, like Dave, am the son of a (former) Pastor.  Though I suspect Dave’s father is a bit more of a good moral example than mine was.  I’ve never met or spoken to the man, but you can tell a lot about a parent by looking at their children (though obviously that’s not always the case).  Dave’s dad raised a fine, upstanding, respectable individual.
  3. I am a life-long conservative, and I vote Republican.  I separate those two because they are not one and the same.  Many Republicans look and sound just like Democrats to me.  But I lean conservative on every issue, and I would prefer a truly conservative candidate.

All that said, I have been where Dave finds himself.  At one point in my life I believed that abortion was murder, plain and simple.  I saw it as a national tragedy and a reflection on who we are as a people, that we allow the unborn to be “killed”.  I still feel that way under some circumstances.  Specifically when promiscuous people use abortion as birth control in an effort to avoid the consequences of their actions.

But having been through the process now I can assure Dave, and others who feel that way, that those people are not in fact avoiding the consequences of their actions.  They are just committing different acts for which there are also consequences.  And there are legitimate circumstances, during specific periods of gestation, when abortion is warranted.  I believe that if it is performed early in a pregnancy, before what can be actually identified as a fetus is formed, there is no moral issue (IMHO).

In any event, we could debate that issue for…50 years?  And I imagine in some way, shape, or form I will be doing just that.  But my purpose in writing today is not to debate abortion.  It’s to discuss the future of America.

The simple fact is, Ben Carson is not going to win.  Rubio is not likely to win (barring a miracle, and those don’t happen often these days).  It is unlikely, though possible, that Cruz is going to win.  So what we are left with, in the most probably of scenarios, is a race for the Presidency between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

My question at that point is simple.  Neither of them has a pro-life record, though Trump proclaims himself pro-life now (likely because it is politically expedient).  So what are you going to do Dave, sit home on election day?  Are you truly willing to sit through 8 years of Hillary Clinton as President of the United States, and allow your young children to grow up, go to school, and enter an economy of her making, because your “single issue” is not being satisfactorily addressed?

I know you said that there are many other issues of importance to you and that the abortion issue is simply a disqualifier.  But the fact is, by fairly large margins, the rest of America doesn’t see it that way.  So you’re going to have a choice between two people, both of whom would be disqualified under your criteria.  So I’m curious how you intend to handle that.

For all of those in the “Never Trump” movement, including establishment Republicans like Mitch McConnell, let me say this.  You are all morons.  Period.

Donald Trump is not “hijacking” the Republican party.  He is being voted into the position of nominee of the Republican Party, by the constituents of the Republican Party.  Like him or not, thus far he is the choice of THE PEOPLE.  You ignore those people at your peril.

It is people like McConnell and Ryan that have gotten us to where we are today.  The career politicians putting their power and prestige ahead of the needs of the country is what has the people up in arms.  It is the fact that these days it is very difficult to tell the difference between a Democrat and a Republican.  It is the fact that the American people gave Republicans majorities in both houses in successive elections, and you have failed to do anything substantive with that.

So, we want someone from outside the establishment.  We want someone who has actually done something in their lives.  We want someone who sees what needs doing, and gets it done.  That, Mr. McConnell, is NOT you.

It is my sincere hope that if establishment Republicans run against the Republican nominee and refuse to support him, that the people take that as the slap in the face that it actually is, and vote you out of office.

Dave, I’ll grant you that the person I believe both of us would prefer to have governing this land is not going to be the nominee.  I would prefer a calm, serious, thoughtful man like Dr. Carson if I had my way.  But there comes a time when you have to concede that you are not going to get your way.  This is that time.

So we are left with essentially two choices.  A woman facing possible indictment under the espionage act.  A woman who has enabled a serial sex offender to continue to ply his craft through both action and inaction.  A woman who has assisted other members of her husband’s staff in destroying the names and reputations of the women brave enough to come forward and accuse her husband.  A woman who will say anything, and do anything, for power.  A woman who will tear down everything every productive member of this society has built in order to use the spoils to buy votes from the have-nots that comprise her base.

Or Donald Trump.

I strongly urge you and yours to hold your nose and vote.  The price we will pay as a nation if she wins, is too high.

An Answer for EmmaLeigh

Some time ago my daughter asked me what the difference was between liberals and conservatives.  At the time I didn’t really feel like I had an answer I could verbalize, though I certainly felt like I knew the difference.  In the wake of the death of Justice Scalia I have been thinking a lot about the direction of this nation, and it’s possible direction if the current President manages to get a liberal loon on the court.  So EmmaLeigh, here is your answer.

Let me start by saying that sarcasm is my manner of speech.  This post will be no different.  If that offends anyone who reads it, let me say up front…I don’t care.  I’m 45 not 25.  I don’t give a shit about your feelings.

Let me add that everything I will write here is from direct observation, direct contact, and personal conversations.  I am not quoting Rush Limbaugh, or Fox News, or any of the other things people might say.  Liberals actually are crazy, so many of the points of view expressed will not make sense to a normal person.  But, people with working brains are becoming a smaller and smaller segment of our population anyway…so what the hell.

So Em, let me first start by helping you to identify a liberal.  Meet Obama Girl.  She believed that the election of Obama meant she wouldn’t have to worry about putting gas in her car or paying her mortgage.  This is the first sign that you are speaking to a liberal.  They believe that the United States Government exists to give them money.

The term “liberal” is generally regarded as meaning “Democrat”.  But the actual truth is that while “liberal” does cover all Democrats it also covers somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 of the Republican Party as well.  At least in terms of social programs, which is pretty much the defining issue that separates the two.

You see, conservatives believe in equal opportunity.  Level the playing field and let the chips fall where they may.  We believe in a safety net for those who have fallen into desperate circumstances.  We believe in a hand up.  We believe it is best to teach a man to fish rather than give him one.

Liberals on the other hand, believe in equality of outcome.  They believe that if I have $10 and you have $0, then I owe you $5.  They believe that the playing field is not, never has been, and never will be, level.  They believe the “safety net” should be about 3 inches below your feet.  They believe in hand outs, welfare, and the “give a man a fish” method, which leads to generational dependence.  Why?  Because when you provide everything a group of people needs, those people will continue to vote for you.  This is the actual reason for the Democrats insisting on amnesty for illegals, because it opens “a path to citizenship”, which allows for voting…which adds more Democrats to the voter registration rolls.

Liberals will frequently refer to conservatives as racists.  Interestingly, I am 45 years old…and I have been white most (if not all) of my life.  I’m what you might call a redneck, biker type of guy.  I shoot guns, drink beer, ride Harleys, and occasionally raise hell.  Yet the most racist people I know…are all black.  Every single one of them in fact.  And statistically speaking, if you are talking to a black person you are talking to a Democrat.

Liberals believe that conservatives are waging a “war on women”.  Primarily due to the generally accepted conservative position on abortion.  Interestingly, these people do not care about the “war on children” which has resulted in 50,000,000+ children being aborted since Roe v Wade.  And the deluded black person that votes Democrat, doesn’t seem to get that the highest percentage of those abortions is taking place in their community.  Which is in keeping with the mission statement of Planned Parenthood, as it was founded by Margaret Sanger for the purpose of controlling the black population.  But hey…I’m the racist… lol

Liberals believe that if you would like the border of your nation to be secure; if you would like only people who are eligible to vote, to vote; and if you don’t believe America should be invaded by third world countries and eventually turned into one; then you are a racist and a xenophobe that hates people from other countries.

Liberals believe that personal failure is someone else’s fault, and that the government should step in to save you.  Generally speaking this is done with money confiscated at gun point from productive people.  Liberals do not believe in personal responsibility, parental guidance, discipline, or basically any other commonly accepted manner of achieving success.  In fact, liberals hate success.

The light of one person’s success shines on another person’s failure.  This is unfair.  However, rather than seek to make the unsuccessful person successful, liberals seek to punish the success of the person who succeeded, confiscate his wealth, and give it to the person who failed.  Of course that person failed because they are not equipped to succeed, and so they fail again.  Which perpetuates the cycle.  Which is exactly what the liberals want to have happen.

Find someone you know who is “on the system”.  Welfare, food stamps, Section 8, etc.  Ask that person what programs are in place to get them off the system.  You may be surprised to learn that the answer is…none.  If they make a dollar, attend a class, take on a room mate, or do anything else in an effort to rise up from their position, their benefits will be cut.  Because the purpose and design is not to elevate people, it is to perpetuate the misery.  Because after all…if no one was on welfare, where would welfare workers work?

Essentially it boils down to this.  If you hear someone saying something completely stupid, the more stupid the statement the more likely a liberal is speaking.  If you hear someone railing against the rich, from the tarmac while standing beside their private jet…that’s a liberal.  If you hear a Congressman ask whether stationing more troops on Guam is a good idea as the island might tip over…that’s a liberal.  If you hear someone rant against any activity while simultaneously engaging in said activity…that’s a liberal.

Bottom line answer…

Conservatives believe in a Representative Republic; self determination; the rule of law; the sovereignty of the citizen; limited government.  Liberals believe in European Socialism.  Whether it’s Eastern European or Western European depends on the liberal.

So basically, conservatives want to conserve the things that made America the greatest nation in the history of the world.  Liberals want to right all the wrongs, and create equality by implementing Socialism.  Which, of course, has never worked in the history of the world.  But, they have destroyed the education system (intentionally) and thus the public has no knowledge of any of this.

If for some reason you believe I am exaggerating, ask yourself this question:  College isn’t free.  Someone has to pay the teachers, keep the lights on, cut the grass, etc.  So where is the money coming from to pay for the “free college” that Bernie Sanders is promoting as we speak?  (Hint: your pocket)  They call it a “tax on Wall Street”.  And when they say “Wall Street” you think of various movies you’ve seen with fat cats in limos and stuff.  But let me turn “Wall Street” into what it actually is.  Your 401k plan.  Your IRA.  Your pension.  Your investments.  Your 403B.  In other words…ALL the money the middle class has saved or invested…that’s “Wall Street”.

You’ll have to decide how you feel about that.