by baldilocks

Originally posted December 10, 2009 at my place.

While hanging out yesterday at Ace’s yesterday [sic]baldilocks as he was flogging racists, I happened to mention that many if not most black Americans view the federal government as beneficial and friendly.  Some other commenters were surprised and I was surprised at their surprise, because it isn’t difficult to figure out why this is.  Whether it’s the Emancipation or the desegregation of the Armed Forces or Brown v. Board or the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts, the federal government for the most part had seemed to be on the side of the black American as his constitutional rights were being oppressed by state or local governments.

What needs to be spelled, however is what the federal government did in the above-mentioned areas: it legally removed obstacles to the life, liberty and pursuit of happiness of Americans who are black.  And that is what it was supposed to do.

The present problem in my unlearned opinion is this: the federal government began overstepping its bounds during the Great Depression and did so most infamously in the late sixties via the Great Society programs.  Doing more that getting local racists out of the way, the federal government sought to and succeeded in making itself the suppliers of life, liberty and, putatively, the happiness of many black Americans.  (Try telling a senior of any race that Social Security is sending the country to financial ruin. You’ll get an earful about her “rights”.)

And even many black Americans who do not rely on the federal government still view the fed as our friend because of that history.

What’s needed in order to change this perception is obvious: education–not a new education but the old one, one which contains an objective explanation of the role of government.

Simply put, the role of the American government is to remove obstacles to liberty of the People–even when that obstacle is American government itself.  Supplying all of one’s needs is not government’s role.  That’s God’s purview.

We all remember President Obama’s statement containing the assertion that one of the flaws of the US Constitution was that is only contained a  list of “negative rights,” meaning negative government “rights.”  The idea that a Harvard-trained lawyer thinks that the government has rights or that there was no list of positive responsibilities assigned to government was mockable.  (Hey, you voted for him.)

But what the statement betrayed was a widespread misconception present in those of us who aren’t lawyers of any variety of a friendly fed whose role is to insert itself between God and man’s liberty and to redistribute wealth (aka stealing).  The notion that the founders “forgot” to address this is hilarious.

So when the Democrats came to full power this year, they began to build on the foundation that Democrat Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson laid.  The good news?  Between Socialized Medicine, Cap and Trade, TARP, etc., the federal government’s active role in overstepping its bounds–in crippling America–is opening the eyes of Americans of all races.  The bad news: there may not be an America left when the federal locusts finish.

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You know I really thought that as soon as the left figured out that pissing off voters by burning things, blocking streets and calling for the murder of police tends to turn off voters this kind of thing would stop.

It hasn’t:

Now while interrupting liberals at brunch might cause one to smirk but I’m of the opinion that people should be able to sit and have bit to eat if they want. And I further think the owners of said establishment should call the police and have those who disrupt their business arrested, furthermore both the groups and the individuals should be sued so that any so that any monies they manage to shake down from other business or city organizations can be attached and any income that said protesters manage to get can be garnished.

As for the bright decision to disrupt a centurion WW2 vet who, unlike said protesters actually risked his life for a worthy cause, one can only wonder who decided this was the type of thing that would win hearts and minds.

Now what do these two events have in common: Two things come to mind

They are events that only serve to cause the average voter to actively dislike said people.

They are being done by Democrat activists

This being the case there is one logical thing for republicans to do.

If I was a republican pundit I would never miss an opportunity to describe these activist as Democrat activists and invite any Democrat I’m on a panel with to either embrace them or reject them.

It’s  a no lose situation for us, if the Democrats reject them they risk annoying their activist base, while if they reject them they even more tightly tie themselves to actions that turn off voters.

Not a day should go by when some member of the GOP doesn’t make this case on national TV, particularly on MSNBC or CNN because that’s where the embrace of these loonies will cause the most longterm damage to liberalism.

Force feed these protesters down the Democrats throats. The time to construct this meme in the voters minds isn’t in 2016 it’s NOW.

And GOP if your party leaders and candidates are not taking the lead in doing this?  You need new party leaders and candidates.

Update:  Thanks to our brave protesters every single incident like this is now national news:

Two NYPD officers responding to a robbery call were shot in the Bronx late Monday night, police and law enforcement sources say.

A 30-year-old officer was shot in the arm and lower back, and a 38-year-old officer was shot in the chest and arm near East 184th Street and Tiebout Avenue in the Fordham section shortly after 10:30 p.m., officials said at an early morning news conference.

The general public will be amazed at how often this type of thing happens.

 

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