An Emotion Based Ideology

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Look at almost any left-wing policy, and you will surely find that the motives behind them are rooted in emotion. Moreover, when dealing with making policies for the country, people on the left decide on what feels good and compassionate instead of thinking about the issue rationally. On the Left, the heart is primarily used to make decisions, not the brain.

An example of this can be seen in the Left’s fight to redefine marriage to same-sex couples. The reason behind this is mainly based off of compassion for homosexuals. The idea of redefining marriage has to do with feeling for gays and it is something that feels very good to do. However, the Left fails to be rational in their decision-making. The primary focus on redefining marriage is on the individual and how he/she feels. Moreover, the Left does not even dare to consider how redefining marriage will affect society. They fail to understand that when society ignores the fact that a child needs a mother and father, it hurts civilization. The entire premise of same-sex marriage is that the significance of male and female do not matter, only love does. The notion that society sees no difference between a man and a woman raising a child and a man/man or woman/woman raising a child is dangerous. But these facts are not a big deal to the Left, only love is. All that matters is whether or not people feel good about themselves.

Another example of this is seen in the Left’s entitlement state. The idea of the government taking care of people may feel like a good and noble thing to do, but it ends up hurting society; producing narcissism among people where they rely on the state to take care of them and their fellow citizens instead of taking the responsibility to take care of themselves and others.  Moreover, the outcomes can already be seen in Western Europe where riots take place over lowering the retirement age as well as receiving more time to travel on vacation from the government.

There is no doubt that the Left feels that nobody’s feelings should be hurt by anyone. This is seen in colleges and in other public places in the United States where people are not allowed to say “Merry Christmas” so there is no risk of anyone being offended. On college campuses, many types of speech are not allowed. This is specifically seen in the University of North Carolina, where words such as “freshman” and sexually explicit jokes or “looks” are banned so no one feels uncomfortable or offended. The stupidity of these rules hurts a free society. This idea of banning people to say what they want, contracts liberty. Should we not be able to have birthday celebrations so no one’s feelings are hurt if is not their birthday? Nonetheless, America has created a system that states that people should be able to take care of themselves and have self-control. It is always our choice whether or not we want our feelings to get hurt.

Statements such as “hate speech” are illegal in Western Europe. But, we Americans are so blessed to have a society rooted in liberty where people are allowed to say what they want without being worried whether or not it will offend anyone. However, the Left is creating a society where the government treats people like children, where nobody’s feelings should be hurt whatsoever. However, American civilization has always been a society of “grown ups,” where people are able to control their feelings and take care of themselves; the antithesis of Leftism.

Another area where this is seen is in California’s public school history textbooks where different minorities’ actions are added in different parts of the history textbooks, even if they had no significant impact, in order for them to feel good about themselves. But what the Left fails to understand is that it takes away the real truth of history from the children learning from them.

A big area where emotions override rationality is in American elementary schools. In some schools, dodge ball is banned because children may get hurt, not physically, but mentally. The idea that people will feel bad when being eliminated bothers the Left.

This notion of taking care of people and banning people so everybody feels good hurts society and contracts liberty. One would expect this type of behavior from a daycare center that takes care of children. Where children are not allowed to hurt others’ feelings. However, the truth is that our society is not a daycare center. Instead it is a society of adults who should be able to control and take care of themselves. We should treat it that way.

We cannot go through life by solely doing what feels good; we must also do good.

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The most important book an American can read

The Last Best Hope of Earth

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If I could recommend one book for any American to read, it would be Still the Best Hope by Dennis Prager. Prager is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host and author of the book: Think a Second Time. 

In Still the Best Hope, Prager explains that there are three ideologies competing in the world: Leftism, Islamism, and Americanism. He thoroughly explains with convincing arguments how both Leftism and Islamism both fail to make a decent society. Moreover, he makes the case for American values. He explains how Americanism is the best system ever devised to make a good society.

I believe every American should read this book. This book is designed for Liberals, conservatives, or anybody in the middle. If you want to know what America stands for, this should be the book to read.

The book can be purchased here: http://www.amazon.com/Still-Best-Hope-American-Triumph/dp/0061985120

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The greatest evil confronting the US currently?

The greatest evil confronting the US currently?

Conservative view: Nuclear Iran
Leftist/Liberal view: Carbon Emissions

It seems like the Left seeks to battle Global Warming much more than evil terrorists. Whether its condemning Ronald Reagan for calling the Soviet Union an evil empire or the Left’s enchantment with the totalitarian ruler of Cuba, Fidel Castro. Even the European Union, which is dominated by Leftism refuses to call Hezbollah a terrorist group. But when it comes to global warming the Left will fight: Californians are now not allowed to have fire places in their California homes because of high pollution. Which is the bigger threat?

No God: No meaning

No God: No meaning

If there is no God, there is no overall meaning in life. So why reproduce? According to sources, Germany, which is dominated by secularism, has hit a new low in reproduction. The Germans don’t care about that fact. After all, life without God is just a bunch of particles and nothing else. Furthermore, a society without God is disastrous. This idea of a God-less society is already beginning to become a reality in America, especially in the universities. We need to explain the importance of a Judeo Christian God based society for morality, liberty, as well as rationality in the world. For facts about Germany’s low reproduction rate, click on the link above. rostrum2

The Antithesis of Americanism

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Many people think that the Left and Right of America have the same goals of what America should be like, but have different means of achieving those goals. However, that is not the case. As I have noted in a previous article, we who live in America have a unique system of values, which are inscribed on every American coin. They are to be known as the ‘American Trinity’: “Liberty,” “In God We Trust,” “E Pluribus Unum.”  The Republican Party is the only political party that still supports those values. The Left and the Democratic Party, on the other hand, wish to replace all three of those values. Instead of liberty, the Left prefers equality and egalitarianism. Instead of “In God We Trust,” the Left prefers a secular society. And instead of “E Pluribus Unum,” the Left prefers multiculturalism. In other words, the Left would like to see America to be very similar to the countries of Western Europe. If America is just like other countries in the world, then it is no longer exceptional. That is why President Obama, when asked if he believes in American exceptionalism, replied, “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism, and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.” There is no such thing as American exceptionalism to the Left.

Liberty, which is dependent on a small government, is essential for a good society. The idea that people have to take care of themselves and others produces a better human character. Once the size of the state increases, just like in Western Europe, the less liberty we have and the more we rely on the state to take care of us and our fellow citizens. This is why Americans give much more charity than Western Europeans. However, the Left prefers equality to Liberty. Not equality under the law or as humans, as we Americans believe that all people are created equal. But the Left believes in material and social equality. The Left seeks to control more and more of aspects of Americans’ lives.

A good example of this is in the economy. The idea that people will earn more than others and succeed and fail bothers the Left. This is why the president wants to tax the rich so much. That is also why Massachusetts’s soccer leagues stop keeping scores if one team is leading by too much. This is largely because Leftism is based on emotions. Where no one should have to feel bad about themselves. The Right values prosperity, the Left values equality.

Instead of a society based on God, the Left wants a society with as little God as possible. For God to even be mentioned is beginning to be considered bad. Just like the time when a San Antonio judge declared “one nation under God” unconstitutional, when that same phrase was skipped in the 2013 inauguration, and when the Democratic Party removed God from their convention platform.

The consequences of moral confusion are already starting to reveal in America as well. The sanctity of an unborn human being is beginning to be devalued; where rats have more rights than the human fetus. Where instead of respecting teachers, students are disrespecting and abusing teachers at times. Where a marine is confused whether not killing terrorists is right or wrong. Where the Left wants the world to be nuclear free; thereby implying that America having nuclear weapons is as bad as Iran having nuclear weapons. This is just a small portion of the consequences of a God-less society.

Finally, the Left seeks to replace the genius idea of E Pluribus Unum where race, ethnicity, and blood are irrelevant. The American idea focuses on the individual’s personal abilities and decency. Moreover, no matter where you are from, you are considered an American. The Left wants to replace “From many one” with multiculturalism. Where the nation is seen as being diverse instead of being one American culture. Where special treatment is given to people of color for college admission. Thereby implying that society identifies them foremost by their color.

There is a non-violent civil war in the United States between American values and European values.

The Left divides the world between race, gender, and class. The Right divides the world between the decent and indecent.

Equality is not an American value; it is a European value.  (Liberty and equality are often in conflict.)

Dependence on the government is not an American value; it is a European value.

A big government is not an American value; it is a European value because “the bigger the government the smaller the citizen.”

Spreading liberty around the world to people living in tyranny is an American value, not a European value.

The world depends on a strong America. That is impossible with a big government; people’s character worsens that way.

We Americans need to be able to articulate and teach these unique values of America. If we fail to do that, the best system ever produced to make a good society will be lost. There is a reason more people immigrate to America than any other country. It is not because of big government. It is only because of liberty, In God We Trust, and E Pluribus Unum.

Prager University

Prager University

There is a website that I recommend for people of all ages to visit. It is named Prager University, which was founded by nationally syndicated radio talk show host Dennis Prager. It is filled with interesting five minute courses about life, history, and politics. If you haven’t noticed, much of American society is dominated by Leftist thinking; especially in universities. Prager University’s job is to undo the damage of the Left that makes people think unclearly, morally and otherwise. This website really gave me a better view on life and I hope you get the chance to visit it. Please click on the link above.252753_203920316317499_6035505_n