(From my January 3, 2011 Blog Post)
Laurence Vance has this piece today on why he picks on Republicans (more than Democrats). Well, I guess I pick on Republicans and conservatives much more than I have been picking on leftists and Democrats, at least lately, particularly regarding the “War on Terror,” even though I think both sides are statists and love the State and its expansions, and both sides have been just as dangerous and destructive to Liberty.
Now, I have had plenty to write about on this blog and elsewhere regarding the left’s Obommunism, such as with ObamaCare here, here, here, and here, and especially here, and the left’s obsession with race such as in “civil rights” here, and the socialization and communization of America here, and my criticism of ObamaCorps here, and I recently addressed the bankruptcies of cities and the disintegration of the traditional family especially in the cities here, but I have spent much of my time criticizing the conservatives and the Republicans not just because of my disappointment in this past decade with their warmongering, their Archie Bunker anti-Muslim bigotry and their blindly believing everything that George W. Bush told them (while he held them in utmost contempt and thumbed his nose at them, just as Obama and Hillary do the same to their blind and sheepish leftist supporters), but also my disappointment with them regarding their hypocrisy of using “limited government” rhetoric while at the same time, especially the congressional conservatives, spending like drunken sailors, and as we will be seeing soon, irresponsibly raising the debt ceiling so they can go on to spend like more drunken sailors. In other words, Republicans are Democrats and conservatives are leftists. How disappointing.
My criticisms of the Republicans and conservatives can be seen in my article on Conservative Nuts, my trying to point out to conservatives that their support for Bush anti-civil liberties policies will come back to haunt them, my discussion of military socialism and fascism, my Stern Yet Fair Criticism of Today’s Conservatives, my pointing out that if they really believe in Christian moral values, they can’t support U.S. foreign policy as it stands right now, my hoping that the new Republicans reject government interventionism, my comparing allegations of PFC Bradley Manning as committing “treason” with the “treasonous” U.S. government, and also my article on the “obedience to the State” of WikiLeaks critics, and my article on a possible Martial Law.
Laurence Vance writes about Congressman Mike Pence:
If you have any doubt then listen to what Representative Mike Pence, former chairman of the House Republican Conference, said before the recent midterm election:
What I’ve said is there will be no compromise on ending this era of runaway spending, deficits and debt. No compromise on repealing Obamacare lock, stock and barrel. No compromise on defending the broad mainstream values of the American people in the way we spend the people’s money at home and abroad. On issues that go straight to principle and straight to the concern the American people have on spending and taxes and values, there’ll be no compromise.
I have just one question for Mr. Pence: Where were you during the Bush era of “runaway spending, deficits and debt”? I’ll tell you where he was, he was voting for Republican runaway spending, deficits, and debt. What makes the Republicans worse than the Democrats is that Democrats don’t masquerade as advocates of smaller and less intrusive government. They openly call for increased government intervention in the economy and society.
I think that says it all in a nutshell. The Republicans and conservatives, many of them anyway, go on about “small government,” and the Founders’ “original intent,” which includes a non-interventionist U.S. government foreign policy and not trespassing on foreign lands with U.S. government military and other government apparatus, yet they have been blindly and unthinkingly supportive of the most disgustingly expansionist spreading of so much U.S. government apparatus on other peoples’ lands as well as interfering in other nations’ business, the thought that these people are actually “conservative” is just laughable.
After criticizing the left for their treating the CONstitution as a “living, breathing document,” the words of which are fit to be defined and redefined as bureaucrats deem necessary, the conservatives then go on to treat the CONstitution as a “living, breathing document,” as they themselves support policies that remove individuals’ right of presumption of innocence, right of Due Process, right to be free from “cruel and unusual punishment,” right to be free from searches without a warrant and without actual suspicion as well, not to mention the conservatives’ supporting policies of protectionism that restrict the rights of American businessmen to do their business and trade with foreigners as they see fit and that restrict the rights of American consumers to trade amongst others and purchase whatever products made from whichever countries they want to purchase whatever products they want to have.
And then there’s the conservatives’ War on Drugs that they support because they are against the idea of personal responsibility, in which the individual needs to be held accountable for one’s decisions and actions including the consequences of whatever particular chemicals the individual chooses to ingest. I have recently addressed that here.
Will things ever change? I hope for change. I hope conservatives might return to actual conservatism again, and cut it out with this Big Government interventionism, foreign expansionism and warmongering crap.