If aliens were to land here in America and tune into our news they’d tend to believe our country is overrun with progressive socialists — or as the PC term would be, “liberals.”
Of course, as I’ve previously written, I prefer to see myself as a “classical liberal” — today’s constitutional conservative. Of course, aliens meeting me would definitely see me as a minority.
But what if, just what if what we’re told to believe just ain’t true? What if we are all part of a big propaganda smoke screen that leads us to believe the political opposition is greater than it actually is? Fasten your seat belts.
As reported by The Hill, “The percentage of Americans who identify as liberal has reached a record high of 24 percent, according to Gallup polling. The results of surveys released Friday show that last year had the highest percentage of self-described liberals since Gallup began polling on the question in 1992. The results come amid a resurgence in the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, led by figures such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), whom liberal groups are urging to run for president. The percentage of liberals has risen steadily since 1992, when 17 percent identified as such. The percentage rose one point last year, the third straight year that it has done so.”
So just like the famous scene in the Wizard of Oz when Toto goes over and pulls back the screen and there’s a tiny ol’ man pulling levers to make fire, smoke and amplifying his voice to sound like the great and powerful wizard.
In the end, it was all a ruse, a grand deception.
And so it is with today’s post-modern liberalism — just a ruse, lots of noise, loud voices, smoke and mirrors. A “record high” of just 24 percent?
The Hill writes, “conservatives and moderates continue to outnumber liberals. While unchanged from the previous year, 38 percent identify as conservative, and 34 percent identify as moderate. The conservative label is still much more accepted in the Republican Party than the liberal one is in the Democratic Party. The polling finds that 44 percent of Democrats identify as liberal, again a record high, but that 70 percent of Republicans identify as conservative.”
Ok, now ‘splain all this to me, Lucy! How is it that we continue to hear about liberal domination? Why is it that we continue to hear the diatribe that conservatives are equal to “extremists” — which I suppose makes us no different than “Muslim terrorists.”
The why do all the politicians seem to disregard conservatives? If this poll is anywhere near accurate, if a GOP candidate garnered all 38 percent of the conservative vote and secured at least half, 17 percent, of the moderate vote — well, you get my point. However, in 2012 the focus was all on the “moderate” vote and the conservative vote sat it out.
The other thing the GOP fails to grasp is that the Democrat Party has turned national level elections into a science. Democrats have boiled it down to the very county and precinct that bring about massive electoral college victory.
They recognize urban centers are the gathering place of liberalism. Consider that even here in deep red Texas, its major cities are under liberal control — like the capital city of Austin. You see, it’s all part of the strategic plan — mask the strength by concentrating in the urban areas, so no one knows that those defining themselves as “liberals” are at a record high of 24 percent — and I suppose it helps when a few dead folks and illegals vote — and the Supervisor of Elections is a liberal who failed mathematics but passed the class on hiding or finding boxes of ballots.
So here is my advice to politicians, seek out and win the conservative vote. You know, those pesky folks who believe in the fundamental principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, individual sovereignty, free market/free enterprise system, and strong national defense. You know, those extreme folks who study and uphold the rule of law, the U.S. Constitution.
So why are all these folks so “skeered” of conservatives? Why are folks freaked out about the ideals surrounding faith, family, and freedom?
First of all, we must stop dismissing conservatives, believing this majority segment of the American population will just “settle” for any old Republican. Secondly, we must stop fearing the loud voice of the let and expose the little man behind the curtain flipping the switches. Lastly, we must build coalitions from a foundation, and that starts with a principled base.
I bet if the aliens came down and instead of tuning in to TV, tuned into AM talk radio, they just might be more impressed — and edified.
We constitutional conservatives are not the minority so let’s stop acting like we are. And let’s stop allowing the mainstream media and others to dismiss us — and our principled values.
We are the descendants of the brave Spartans who stood in the gap at the hot gates of Thermopylae and trounced the invading horde at Plataea. And to paraphrase the Spartans, let our cry be, “Go tell the Americans, and strangers passing by, that here obedient to their rule of law, we lie.”