Five Truths that Republicans Hate

On Wednesday Gary posted the list “Five Truths that Liberals Hate,” and it proved one of the most popular posts we’ve had in a while. While in total agreement with those ideals, and actually probably the most conservative guy at American Vision, I thought a little Tabasco for the Right was in order as well. So let’s hear it: five truths Republicans hate.

1. Most Republicans are as socialist as the Left. While not as socially liberal as the left—not advocating equality, gay rights, feminism, etc., etc.—Republicans have proven every bit as fiscally liberal with the exception of the last year or so when political convenience has changed their rhetoric. But try to get one to admit that social security and medicare are socialist programs along the lines of Obamacare, and they’ll dance and dodge all day! It was Bush II who created medicare prescription drug coverage at the cost of $550 billion, and only nine Senate republicans opposed.

2. Public schooling is a socialist institution, paid for like a social welfare scheme, where socialist teachers teach socialism to conservatives’ kids. It was designed as an anti-conservative institution and operates openly as an anti-conservative institution. Yet most conservative parents still mock homeschooling and refuse to put their kids in even a private school. Some Christians argue they’re salt and light—”we just need prayer back in schools!” The only prayer any kid should be praying in school is “Mom! Dad! Please! Get me out!”

3. There is no such thing as private property as long as property taxes and the threat of liens exist. Bad-mouthing Obama’s socialism rings hollow until you pressure your state, county, and municipal officials to abolish property taxes. Of course, you’d also have to argue against public schooling as well, for about 75% of property taxes go to pay for public schools.

4. There is nothing inherently or historically conservative about our national standing military. It was a Republican-led effort that ignored everything the American founders wrote about the dangers of standing armies and centralized the state militias into a national army, the outlawed state militias. Shortly after the Militia Act of 1903, in one ten year span before WWI, the military budget rose from $2 million to $53 million—a 2,650% budget increase. The whole program was carried out by Progressives which at that time dominated the Republican Party. These were men whom Republicans generally revere as well, Republicans: William McKinley, Teddy Roosevelt, William H. Taft, Elihu Root. Historically, big war has been carried out under progressive Democrats: Wilson got us into WW1, FDR WWII, Truman Korea, and Kennedy/Johnson Vietnam. Progressives love war inherently: it was one aspect that grew directly out of social Darwinism. Conservatives fight when necessary to protect their own land and freedom, except against property taxes, apparently.

5. Republicans were the original spend-and-tax, big-government Progressives, and remain so today. The same Republican men who nationalized the military, in order to fund their progressive ideals, created, promoted, and signed into law the Sixteenth amendment (national income tax) which had the side-effect of rendering the IRS a permanent institution. Taft got the act through Congress in 1909, the last state ratified it in 1913. The intervening presidential election was a contest of three men with the same ideals—Wilson, T. Roosevelt, and Taft—all of whom supported the national income tax. The same Republicans instituted the National Monetary Commission which developed the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, which Wilson also signed into law. In modern times, were it not for Obama, Bush II would reign as the spending and deficit king by quite a margin. The biggest spenders in recent decades were all the Republican presidents, including Reagan. Only Clinton in his first term rivaled them before Obama.

So there you have it. These are five truths that Republicans just have to hate! But thankfully, we have a God-given right to change our minds and become truly conservative. See my God versus Socialism for a look at where the Bible stands on such issues, and how the U.S. already has adopted seven of the ten planks of communism straight from Marx’s Manifesto.

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148 comments
me
me

The only problem with the article is that Republicans before the early 60s, and especially back in the 1800s, were the liberal progressives. The parties switched during the civil rights period. The south used to vote democrat until the democrats supported civil rights. and when Barry Goldwater didn't offer support, the south switched to voting conservative republican. They gave up everything because they were enraged blacks were getting a piece of the pie. They are twisted in the brain by rich folks that get them to vote against they're own best interest. They're no different than the nuts that existed during the dark ages, only they know they can't get away with that any longer, so now they try to confuse the weak minds and do the thinking for them.

William Cole
William Cole

Hey Joel, It's true. When so-called conservatives are not in charge they pull out their "fiscally conservative" cards. It works because of the devaluation of historical knowledge promoted by compulsory public schools. Making history boring and monotonous is a key component of compulsory public indoctrination. Which brings me to my second point. As you so deliciously point out, compulsory public schooling was instituted as a reaction to rebellion. Mann, Dewy and the like studied the "Prussian schooling model" and instituted it here to instill loyalty to government. Converting Irish Catholics to protestants, was just a ruse to get Great Awakening Christians on board. The purpose has and always will be suppressing independent thought, which is why Christians should stand against it. Let's make a distinction between members of the Republican Party and those that hold to republicanism as an ideal. The original republicans were actually members of what is now the Democratic party. Jefferson and his followers were called "radical republicans" and the name of the party was the Democratic-Republican Party. The party started by Lincoln and the New Soilers, was a party of corporatism from the beginning--supporting Northern industrialist special interest over individual rights. Their anti-slavery plank was a lure to abolitionists, but they never really embraced the notion of individual freedom or equal rights--even among white men. All that said, the last three points are just various mechanisms for plundering the "unwashed masses". As Paine so poignantly points out in Rights of Man "war is the art of conquering at home." It's something that the people have continually fallen for.

Kristy
Kristy

I believe all of the words of Christ. He did not advocate shunning and bullying of gays as American Christian groups do now. He in fact said the opposite to love your neighbor as yourself. If you love someone you do not try to get them fired, or have your kids taunt them about 25 times or more per day, or try to discriminate against them as much as you can. or preach hatred against them, or teach that they are more evil than everyone else, as you do. Being the mother of a gay young man that suffered quite a bit at the hands of your "Christian" American children(you gave them the OK) - I can tell you he did not, nor would not, have chosen to be gay. He was born with the orientation that he had and the kids around him noticed that early in grade school even though he did not come out about it. You are greatly harming these children. I can tell you that I know that you are the evil ones, and that eventually you will come to know that.

Robert
Robert

You conservatives need to read the First Amendment. Prayer in school should be allowed as long as it is voluntary. It is unconstituitonal to require it. The problem with this country is the conservatives telling us to decide everything for ourselves while they try to decide everything for us.

jayjay
jayjay

why do republican hate brown skin american, when you hate somebody because their skin is not of your is passed hate its evil, its satanism. you say you just hate them not because you stole them from their countrie, not because you rape their women and sold them into slavery not because you made them work for you for free while you made money off of their blood, sweat and tear when you sold their love one out , seperatin them from their family not becuase with all your money and your white skin your women desired dark meat, not becuase you lynching of brown skin menbecause of short coming,no matter how much you try to enhance yourself to look and be like the skin you hate, you are satan and like satan he was jealous ,like satan you have a lot and yet you come to take from the one that have so little. All the wrong that you have done to the brown skin people will be done to you in triple fold, we are a strong peoples and the almight is on our side who is on yours I can't say may God have mercy on you and your I will leave that to the Almight.

jayjay
jayjay

I wonder why the republican alway talk about Regan and give him so much credit for the republican partie, and they have had not one[1] but two[2] Bushes as their president, and they never complaint as to what they did while in office,and yet they never say anthing about them in their campaign as toward any endosement or good job they did while they was president and both of them are alive, they only talk about a dead president. Make you go [hum], I will give them credit for loving a dead president more than they love TWO [2] LIVING PRESIDENT[hum].

Los
Los

YOu got your lectures confused -- The current group of Republicans are not Republicans at all and the Democrats are not Democrats they are Communists! Communists defy the existence of God and Republicans do not. Our Nation was built upon the foundation that all politicians had to be morally solid men who were in Christ. There is no denying this - RINOs I do not care one way or another other than t0 say that these weaklings in the political gene pool must be voted out and true Constitutional Republicans elected in their place. Democrats are typically tax and spend not Republicans so you have your pad lectures confused Mr McDurmun - I give you "Raise the Debt Ceiling" as exhibit A and ObscumbagCare as exhibit B Get an education!

Pierre
Pierre

"The biggest spenders in recent decades were all the Republican presidents, including Reagan" Joel: didn't Regan's spending on the military and arms help defeat the Soviets?

James Dye
James Dye

Reading this article is like listening to Ron Paul. It makes perfect sense 90% of the time, and then suddenly and exasperatingly gets KOOKY. First off, let me mention the first article was entitled five things Liberals hate, and then the next one was not five truths conservatives hate, but five things Republicans hate. I am a Christian, Reformed, and a Conservative. One of the POINTS of being a conservative is applying the consensus of the wisdom of the ages. One of those being that a strong military is necessary to keep the peace. The idea that America should not have a strong standing military is KOOKY. This is an extreme lack of common sense that has no place on a website like this. The libertarian stance of "the oceans will protect us" was wrong in Washingtons day, and is downright stupid in our time. The Chi-Coms, and can park a nuclear sub off our coasts and put a nuclear missile in center field of Busch Stadium in St.Louis. That means that we not only have to have a standing army, but that each new wave of weapon technology must be mastered by the USA, FIRST. I like all kinds of things on this website, but please drop "the oceans will protect us" nonsense.

Jeffrey Brown
Jeffrey Brown

You comment about "The Five Truths That Republicans Hate" was grest. While I am a republican, I do know that in BOTH parties there areextremists tearing the system apart. What I have for you to ponder is a book written by author Gerry Burney, called "A Sewing Machine In Every Closet." It tells about the overspending of the fedral government and thte balloning overspending by them.

Savant Noir
Savant Noir

The overarching truth is that we do NOT have a 2 party system at all. We have a singular theme driving ALL policy and that is Agenda 21 (signed by G.H. Bush in 1992) http://www.un.org/esa/dsd/agenda21/res_agenda21_0... The Democrats are implementing A21 via 'social reform', whereas the Republicans are promulgating A21 via public-private partnerships. Two arms, each connected to the same body. It is interesting to note that Hitler strengthened his Fascist regime with the use of PPPs, whereas Stalin used 'social reform'. Welcome to America, comrades. People need to become aware of Agenda 21, and I suggest this article as an excellent primer: http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/2502...

Republiman
Republiman

4.) (Does anyone out there really believe that our country would survive long without a standing military? Who would protect us, one of the citizen militias that we routinely disarm and have never had modern equipment anyway? No fighter jets, no tanks, just a bunch of people with rifles protecting the country?) 5.) The writer points it out: "were it not for Obama, Bush II would reign as the spending and deficit king" and "Clinton in his first term rivaled them before Obama" Obama is king, nuff said So according to this article I guess I'm not a Republican. Sorry.

Republiman
Republiman

(the site is making me split this up -too long) Did the guy who wrote this just make it up, several quick that this article is incorrect about me: 1.) I advocate equal rights. Social Security and Medicare ARE socialist programs. (currently they are, social security was not socialist at its inception) 2.) Public school IS a social institution that has become (unfortunately) largely overrun by liberal teachers and admins. It is also an investment in the future of the country. Not requiring education of the youth would kill the future of the country, so we're stuck with it and should just clear out the libs or require a separation of school and political views. 3.) Property taxes SHOULD be abolished. So should all public domain laws.

Scott R. Harrington
Scott R. Harrington

Friends, The 16th and the 17th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution should both be repealed. The income tax is unfair; the election of Senators by the people is not in the original Constitition, The Senator were originally chosen by the legislators of each of the States (Article I, Section3 of the U.S. Constitution). I believe we should have a national sales tax instead of an income tax; goods and services would be taxed, but not the work of the people. Senators should be chosen by the 50 states legislatures, as they originally were. What do you think of these ideas? In America Scott R. Harrington

Jim
Jim

The right and the left are just that, a left to the stomach and a right to the chin to the legal american citizens of this once great nation of ours. When will the programmed dumbed down voters who think that their votes mean anything wake up to the fact that we are constantly being manipulated, suppressed and lied to 24/7 365 days a year by the elected officials in Washington along with the government controlled media which has lead us to the ungodly mess we are now experiencing. History speaks for itself, voters yes you that vote, have things gotten better during the past 20, 30, 40 or 50 years since you have been voting? The answer of course is a resounding NO, when will it end, It will end when all of you, if you are lucky enough end up as slaves to the New World Order, and if you don't have a clue what that means just google it. Is their HOPE, yes there is always hope if you act now at your community level and are personally involved in supporting your local sheriff and candidates who believes and adheres to the Constitution and Bill of Rights, then and only then will things will start to change for the better in the U.S. Please, take time to do a little research in the political frame work of this nation and you will discover for yourself that something is amiss and drastically wrong concerning the un-American leadership of our current administration. Again always keep in mind that the right and left are fists to control what little freedoms you have left, forget political labels and listen to the candidates who advocate liberty, freedom and the pursuit of happiness according to the articles of the Constitution.

E D Stewart Jr
E D Stewart Jr

The Republicans are NOT the good guys!! Republicans are just as politically irresponsible as Democrats. it was shortly after the beginning of Bush's second term, when he was making such a big deal concerning effecting the North American Union, that I felt compelled to leave the Republican Party and join the Constitution Party (www.constitutionparty.com). As a Christian first, I trust, and can support the CP platform!

CJ
CJ

Republicans love to claim that they are PRO-LIFE. But... 1. How can you be PRO-LIFE when Republicans, more than Democrats, support the death penalty? Instead of coming up with excuses and exceptions, let's admit that you're not truly PRO-LIFE. You're just anti-abortion, a perfectly justifiable and credible viewpoint and belief. 2. When you prioritize funding for our military and our wars? 3. When you would rather fund our military & give tax cuts vs. giving assistance to the poor and needy? Republicans really don't see how ANTI-LIFE they really are. Instead of truly caring for people, they care more for the military, business and tax-cuts. And, in regards to abortions, when was the last time you saw a group of republicans actually protesting on the streets OR actively promoting or engaging in adoption? How about safe-sex programs? Do you really think that your abstinence programs have ANY value with teenagers that don't share your values? Or, with families that live completely different than you? Do you really think that abstinence can work with them --- when it really doesn't even work well with conservative families. Not that it shouldn't be taught. But, do we ignore obvious deficiencies in our stubbornness to not want safe-sex taught in our schools? Republicans can be very blind to reality at times. I left the Republican party during the Bush years, when I saw blind allegiance with no credible justification.

Red Phillips
Red Phillips

I love point #4. If I am not mistaken, AV has generally been supportive of the "War on Terror" and foreign policy interventionism in general. Hopefully this marks a change in direction towards non-interventionism for AV. http://conservativetimes.org/?p=5683

Doug Parris
Doug Parris

Blaming Reagan for the outcome of an entirely Democrat Congress is about as rational as blaming Ron Paul for the same thing. Taking the word of DiLorenzo on Lincoln is about like taking the word of Karl Marx about capitalism. T.J. is an anti-Lincoln propagandist who intentionally misrepresents facts to deceive. Saying, "Republican party planks are a pale shade of pink" is only possible if you have less familiarity with the Republican Party Convention process than its RINO elected officials. Saying Reagan should have used the veto without reservation is fair strategic criticism, although it is very hard to argue that based on his power to outcome ratio... But saying Reagan was a statist is just one thing. A lie. And a lie for which you will answer to the Creator.

Quixtop
Quixtop

One more thing! Government can employ programs legitimately as long as they are voluntary. Social Security should be voluntary which Bush tried in vain to implement. Even then, Social Security was a feasible instrument till Government put S.S. funds into the general fund. Then it became a Ponzy Scheem.

Mark
Mark

Regardless of what label you put on your political leanings, if you were elected to office through the financial power of unions and special interests, and if you bow to those organizations in order to secure your own re-election, you are an Enemy to this country and have betrayed your oath of office! If you refuse to uphold the Constitution and seek to legislate for "social justice," you are an enemy to freedom! If you are a slave to Political Correctness and bow to the progressive agenda espoused by the vocal and powerful MINORITY, then you are an Enemy to the United States. IT'S TIME TO TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY AND RE-ESTABLISH A NATION UNDER GOD, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE (Individual justice, NOT Social Justice) FOR ALL!

Quixtop
Quixtop

Doesn't matter Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Green or whatever! If they pursue Progressive, Liberal, Socialist or other ideals that take from the the productive and give it to the unproductive by force of law, they are Communists. Let's cut the charade and call a pig, a PIG. Vote out ALL incumbents. Let's clean House!

Randy
Randy

Ronald Reagan was hogtied by a liberal Democrat controlled Congress. In order to get a lot of his tax cuts through, the Dems kept sticking twice as much spending on the same bills. There is a lack of control on both sides, but the difference is that Dems always want to raise taxes and spending. Where Reagan Republicans until W2, did want to control spending and give more in tax cuts. As far as Reagan spending money on the military, he did so, but did give our country the ability to defeat the Russians without firing a shot. His efforts have given the military the best armed force in the world. Whether or not this is a conservative issue is not the question. We had peace when those that mean us harm are afraid to attack us.

Morning Glory
Morning Glory

As a teacher for over 30 years, I have watched the performance of our students in public school sink to a dismissal level. The students are not taught the basics; therefore they cannot "build" on a solid, educational foundation. Phonics is considered a "dinosaur" even though it has been proven that 95+% of the population CAN learn to read phonetically. Public schools whitewash this issue by claiming to use "whole-language" which amounts to a sorry mixture of phonics and sight vocabulary. Teaching math is another HUGE joke! Students are not required to "learn" their math facts.........they are instructed on how to use a calculator. My four children attended a private school for most of their lives, and I taught in that school for mere pennies compared to what I could have made in the public realm. Yet, I do not and never have regretted the fact that they were provided a quality education with Christian influences. Of my four children, one has a masters in accounting and on her way to becoming a CPA, one has a degree in wildlife biology, one is a master electrician, and one is completing her degree in education to become a pre-school SPED teacher. At the moment, I do teach in public school. I see the many faults and failures, but I also see many wonderful teachers who are called of God to teach. They love their students, and their jobs are their ministries. One thing that stands out to me is the huge failure within the family structure now days--even those students from Christian families. They are not rooted and grounded in the Word. There are no family devotions, no hard and fast rules, no expectations. As a solidified unit, the family isn't combatting the demonic spirits, humanistic ideas, and the permissiveness that prevails in even the best public schools. Mom and Dad--step up and run interference for your kids!!!! I am all for doing away with the department of education as it is merely an avenue used by NEA to infiltrate our schools. The evil and power that this organization embodies is unprecedented.

Jeff
Jeff

Some of Joel's points are touched on in the novel "Molon Labe" by Boston T. Party (real name Kenneth W. Royce).

Iceman
Iceman

Wow, this guy is way out there. I thought it was supposed to be a listing of "truths" we don't like. I read nothing that related to the truth of the matter. OK, yeah, we did do a lot to establish a "standing" army - but that certainly was a necessity as we prepared for all out war. This guy is buried, up to his ears, in a liberal ideaology. That's his right but to spew such stupidity should be outlawed. But, one last point: I'll have what he's smoking!"

Fallon T Gordon MD
Fallon T Gordon MD

In Joel McDurmon's 5th point of Five Truths that Republicans Hate, The statement about the 16th Amendment is not true. The 16th Amendment did not create new taxes and did not change Article one sections two and nine about no direct taxes unless apportioned. It did not create anything. It did correct an error made by the Supreme Court. See all of the Supreme Court rulings on The 16th Amendment. For true and excellent summary of this, go to www.lost horizon's.com. Then read "Cracking The Code, The Fascinating Truth about Taxation in America"

smg45acp
smg45acp

I believe that the chaos that has been created by the democratic system of government we currently have proves that eventually we will revert back to some sort of monarchy or dictatorship. We can't keep going the way we are going now. Eventually the entire GDP won't be able to pay even the interest on our national debt. The only reason we are in such deep financial straits is politicians are desperately trying to buy votes so they and their party can remain in power. These last 200 or so years will be looked back upon by historians as an interesting experiment. But it will absolutely prove the "T" in TULIP. Man is totally depraved and incapable of self government on a national scale.

R. T. Tidwell
R. T. Tidwell

Joel, I can't help but feel that you are reaching and grasping for five statements that will raise the ire of Republicans, rather than elaborating on genuine issues that bother them. Not all of your, maybe none, actually reflect the true feelings of Republicans. Of course there are some...I repeat SOME.. things you call socialist are simply necessasry functions of the federal government in helping citizens provide for themselves. Without these government programs we would return to the days of the wild west, or the days when it was one-on-one with neighbor against neighbor, each desperately trying to obtain what he and his family need. But the wholesale socialism that Obama and others are pushing is not what America needs or wants.

krewedemulenola
krewedemulenola

dumbbuggydriverfrqtrnola.com - Just base your thoughts,conclusions,and commentts on Benjamin Franklin's reply to a citizen waiting just outside the constitutional convention's door that remarkable summer - that citizen asked " what have you brought forward to us after all this blood we all shed for freedom?" Mr Franklin Simply Replied ; as he got into his carriage ,in order to go home - " A REPUBLIC !!! - IF YOU CAN KEEP IT !!! ". Before you lately come so-called patriots make more public comments and go to your local gun range to compete and contend with U.S. Old hands at this Constitutional stuff - just go home and study some serious detailed real AMERICAN HISTORY first. We can't afford any ignorant would be troopers next to us on the firing lines that will successfully defend our American cunstitutional librertys. You'll be too easily turned to a compromise of our FREEDOM - That is and will be Treason - with a traitor's punishment being meted out to you -Think your Allegience to Te U.S.Constitution through completely. - When you are certain whats right and true - then come ahead. Join U.S. - and be free

Owen Nelson
Owen Nelson

What a tax relief it would be to eliminate the public schools! Along with them would go the schools of education at nearly every college and university, as well as the Departments of Education at both federal and state levels. The degree of indoctrination is far greater than most would believe. It revolves around issues such as self esteem, multi-culturalism, moral equivalence, environmentalism/climate change, and apologies for being American. There is not time to teach the basics, and Heaven forbid that we should teach kids how to think.

Patrick Wills
Patrick Wills

Interesting . Newt Gingrich fits in here someplace .. says Republicans should offer "alternatives" .. haven't guite figured out from whence he comes - he being more clear in '94 revolution' than today. Most Americans 'mainstream' Democrats at one time - 'till party 'got stupid' .. which describes us today. "We the People" should .. pause .. re-assess, before advancing ..

Scott R. Harrington
Scott R. Harrington

Dear friends, We need to find candidates who will work to eliminate the income tax and replace it with a national fair tax. The real debate is how much it should be. I think Neal Boortz says something like 23 percent, if I am not mistaken. That seems to high to me, but I may be wrong. Anyway, taxes will continue, that much is certain. Scott Harrington

Zaher Ocsi
Zaher Ocsi

Both party is a anti American party. Back to our constitution with the Constitution Party,. Any other way is lead us in to socialism. And that is no good.

Bro.Bob
Bro.Bob

This post is more liberal sounding in its context then objective point of view! some of what you say is true about both sides, both have spent tones of money this so true,there are huge differences between Conservatives and the liberal left! some your points calling Republicans socialist, is a big stretch of the imagination! I'm not going to go in to your weak talking points, rather I'm going to cut to the chase, socialism is government control of everything! big government. Conservatives believe in smaller government run by the people not the government! Conservatives believe in capitalism and free inter prize not big government!!! with that being said, there are liberal rhino republicans,I will give you an example to Arnold Schwarzenegger is a republican Governor that governs like a liberal,with very liberal laws! teaching homosexuality to five year olds,no parents opt.out, he will not allow drilling off the coast helping the environmentalist not the people of California! we are broke and going deeper into debt. this sounds more like the white house democrats then the Conservatives that he swore to be! I think we will see a change in November and the people will vote out Republicans that talk like liberals or vote to line there pockets; then they will be voted out along with there liberal counterparts!

Warren
Warren

Great post, this is a fair representation of Neo-conservatives. True conservatism in the vein of the "Great" founders is no where to be seen. Ron Paul for President!! God bless

Oliver Woods
Oliver Woods

Thank you Joel for an historically informative article. However it is tragic to observe that American Vision is itself compromised by the same spirit of liberalism in its endorsement of the U.S. Constitution. Patrick Henry and other anti-Federalists warned of the dangerous centralization inherent in the proposed Constitution during the ratification debates. Far ahead of their time, they predicted abuse of the General Welfare clause, the Elastic Clause and the power of the Constitution itself to create a standing army: June 16, 1788, Virginia Ratifying Convention: Two of Patrick Henry's shorter speeches on this day were devoted to the army and to the militia. He decried the despotism of the power to maintain a standing army, here granted to Congress. "If Congress shall say that the general welfare may require it, they may keep armies continually on foot...This unlimited authority is a most dangerous power: its principles are despotic." The power to call forth the militia to quell insurrection is likewise granted to Congress, thereby neutering the states. Further details of Patrick Henry's principled opposition to ratification of the U.S. Constitution may be found at http://www.america-betrayed-1787.com/antifederali... Sadly his contemporaries failed to heed his dire predictions, all of which have come to pass. Sadder still, American Vision with all the benefit of hindsight is apparently still blinded by the same spirit of Empire that Henry so eloquently argued against in the Federal Constitution. Oliver Woods The Last Anti-Federalist

MrHuck
MrHuck

One of the first things I noticed is, the “other” article was on “liberals”. Not a political party, but a group of people with common beliefs. This article targets the Republicans. Not the conservatives, but a political party. You’ haven’t read a word yet and it’s already political and pointing a finger at “the opposition.” Notice the difference in the length of each point. The “other” one was specific, short and to the point and black & white facts. This one is lengthy on each point and contains generalizations, name-calling and accusations throughout. “Gray areas” throughout. Some specifics in this may be true, but a lot of circumstances are omitted and make these appear to be cut and dried, simple facts. Not so. The “FDR got us into WWII” is understated at best. I seem to remember something about an attack on a harbor that left us with no choice but to defend ourselves or be taken over.

ontherocks
ontherocks

Agree with FLdiane. Blanket statements such as "..., I've also noticed their disdain for the poor"...border on bigotry. Every congregation is different in what they do and what they can do, as far as helping the poor. The assistance provided to the poor and those that have suffered through natural disasters may go un-noticed because the churches involved may not be into "grandstanding", i.e., "tooting their own horns". Our members pay out of their own pockets (and receive donations) to assist not only in our own communities (food co-ops, shelters for battered women/children, prison ministries and post-prison job assistance), but in out-of-state or out-of-country projects, as well. A couple of area church members lost their lives a few years ago in an Army truck accident in Honduras, a week after people from our own church had been there. So before you level this charge, please do a little research.

John Barbour
John Barbour

I would have reversed the order. By starting with; "Most Republicans are as socialist as the Left" you will only alienate the democrats and liberals you are trying to reach. Better to start with;” Republicans instituted the National Monetary Commission which developed the Federal Reserve Act of 1913" or “It was a Republican-led effort that ignored everything the American founders wrote about the dangers of standing armies and centralized the state militias into a national army, the outlawed state militias.” Just a suggestion

Bob
Bob

Spoken like a TRUE Libertarian!

MEG
MEG

I AGREE WITH YOU OKAR. THERE HAS NEVER BEEN ANYONE IN THE WH TRYING TO DESTROY OUR COUNTRY LIKE THE PRES. WE HAVE THER NOW. WE ALL NEED TO BAND TOGETHER AND CLEAN OUT THE WHOLE BUNCH UP THERE, AND START WITH NEW BLOOD. all they want now is power.

JLG
JLG

So, the Air Force and Marines are OK too, then. Only the Army has to go. Somehow, I think the Founders would make a distinction between "armies" and "the Army."

okar
okar

The column is nothing more than someone trying to create hate and discontent between the two parties. The same goes for his other column "the five truths Democrats hate"

Vishnu
Vishnu

Belated Birthday Wishes to the young guy.Nice to know he ejeyond the big day ,and you also got an entry to your own event .IF you do not mind,keep the charred puffs in my name as the blackened (oops black and)purple entry.I have run out of b&p entries.I know after reading this,you way want to throw flying saucers at me or use some wand to turn me into purple or black or whatever next color u choose.puffs whether charred or not ,they are dishes with black colour.or if I make this at home and then send it over ,how will that be?there goes my entry,tada

James
James

Your response is exactly what this article is addressing. You don't want to be told that these things are socialism. You admit these are truths but you obviously don't like hearing that they go against the free market and are against God's Word.

DouglassMc
DouglassMc

We live in a Republic, not a Democracy. Repeat the Pledge of Allegiance and you will see what form of government we have.

okar
okar

That's the way I see it MEG. I think we have all seen what is going on and both parties need to band together and put a stop to it. Causing friction isn't going to get it done. Both parties are at fault, one no more than the other. It just depends who is in power at the time. Creating hate and discontent at our level (voters) against each other is what the Washington elite want, that away they can keep on with their power grab. If the Republicans happen to come into power in congress and in the 2012 Presidential election, you'll see more of the same, just a little different way of doing it maybe. There is no way you can keep these same people in office in both parties, and expect a different outcome. The current politicians will not change who they are

FLdiane
FLdiane

I think adults are well able to decide whether to "hate" from what they've read, don't you? I don't hate Democrats or Republicans, I do hate anything that hurts people and turns them from God. Obviously, there are some things the party of MY choice has done and is doing that hurts people and turns them from dependence on God as their source. I don't think it hurts anyone to be shown truth - even if it hurts.