Thursday, April 29, 2010

What Is It About Freedom

Repost from 24thState
Missouri Political News & Opinions
From the Statehouse to the Whitehouse
April 27, 2010
"No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?"- George Orwell, Animal Farm
I've been going back through some of my older videos, and checking out some of the pictures of the Tea Party protests over the last 14 months or so, and something struck me.
The messaging that is used by the majority of the Tea Party is about pro-American values.
You see words like Liberty, Freedom, and the Constitution. You see Flags and colonial gear meant to evoke the glorious nature of our founding.
You hear words like "deficit spending," "accountability," "vote them out," and complaints about a Congress out of touch with the common man, rewarding the connected with the work of those who are not connected.
And yet - something in those words - something in those concepts is so frightening to the Left they feel they must destroy us personally instead of engaging in the issues or lifting up the politicians of their own side.  The vitriol spewed against citizens with very little political clout is instructive. They don't attack the politicians - they attack the Tea Parties.
What are they afraid of?  The use of the word freedom?  Cutting spending so as not to ruin the nation with a financial crash?  Demanding our representatives read the bills they legislate on and not pass multi-trillion dollar debacles with bribes?
Freedom. That's what it comes down to. The simplistic and childish nature of the progressive rants is based on their terror of freedom.  If they cannot take our money, they cannot control their voters. If they cannot convince us, they must attack us and force us to leave the debate out of fear for our families, or our personal safety.
Ask yourself something - what kind of people are afraid of freedom?  We need to take control of the messaging and start forcing the Left to answer.  They don't care what we do or say - they just want control.  Of you, your work, your sweat, your business, your healthcare, your company, and even your thoughts.
A free mind is the most terrifying thing they can think of.  Those who think for and take care of themselves, have no need for self-important bureaucrats unable to make it without the power of the government behind them.  

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