Friday, June 24, 2011

It's All About The Control

I've often said that the bottom line for liberals is control.  The more they control, the better.  For them, of course, not you.  In fact, it's pretty much the opposite for you - the more they control, the worse off you are.  It's not that hard a concept to grasp, really.  The more they control, the more power they have.  The more power they have, well...that's kind of the endgame, isn't it?  With power you can route money to certain people or keep it out of certain people's hands, you can prevent certain people from having (or hearing) certain perspectives, and you can bully dissenters using the full force of the law.  It's all about the control.

If you don't believe me when I suggest that's what liberals are ultimately gunning for, take a look at these stories...

The study will focus on air pollution over many of Maryland's major roads, from Baltimore's beltway, to the 95 corridor, even over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

This is no ordinary plane, it's a specially fitted NASA aircraft designed with equipment to measure air pollution levels in flight. And starting next week the skies over Maryland will become a pollution detection playground for the plane and for NASA scientists.

First of all, why is NASA monitoring air quality issues?  Aren't they supposed to be traveling to space and stuff?  Oh, that's right, Obama killed the space shuttle program.  I guess this is just filler until they find something better to do than be lapdogs for the EPA.  And what do you suppose will happen if these planes determine that pollution is too high?  More regulations, more restrictions, more government control of these areas.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told the House Small Business Committee on Wednesday that the Obama administration believes taxes on small business must increase so the administration does not have to "shrink the overall size of government programs." The administration's plan to raise the tax rate on small businesses is part of its plan to raise taxes on all Americans who make more than $250,000 per year—including businesses that file taxes the same way individuals and families do.

Can there be any better illustration that liberals think government is the end-all-be-all of everything, the final arbiter of all questions, and the primary concern of every citizen?  We're in a period of economic frailty brought on by the unprecedented reckless spending from these same liberals, and they're concerned about government shrinking at the expense of an industry that provides 70-80% of all jobs in America?  Control.

Education is a hotbed of liberalism and liberal brainwashing, and it's only getting worse...

Apparently, there was this woman who had skipped out on her student loans, so the feds sent a SWAT team to her house to deliver a search warrant.  That is to say, the SWAT team stormed the house, broke down the door, handcuffed her husband, and stuck around for six hours until it finally was successfully pointed out that not only was the woman not there; she had in point of fact skipped out on her family, too.

Aside from the obvious question of why the Dept. of Education is conducting SWAT team raids, what kind of arrogance would prompt anyone to authorize such a raid over student loans??  Clearly, the powers that be here believe they already have control to such an extent that they can do this sort of thing without recrimination.  Getting away with this only furthers the notion that they're in complete control of all situations no matter what.

Other education stories of note:
A look through history shows that every good dictator knows to aim for the children first.  After all, if you can brainwash and control a generation while they're young, you've automatically got 'em whipped when they grow up, and probably their children, too.  If liberals are following the lead of historical dictators, is there any other conclusion than ultimate control?

Rest assured there is no issue too small to sate their lust for control, and this link shows a great example.  What happened here is that a petty government bureaucrat forcibly removed a basketball pole from a homeowner's yard while lying through her teeth about the end result.  Click through and watch the video, because there really aren't words to encapsulate it.  Bottom line message here: Fall in line, or else.  It's about the control.

Overturning a common law dating back to the English Magna Carta of 1215, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hoosiers have no right to resist unlawful police entry into their homes.

In a 3-2 decision, Justice Steven David writing for the court said if a police officer wants to enter a home for any reason or no reason at all, a homeowner cannot do anything to block the officer's entry.

Unbelievable.  I'm picturing liberal attorneys in all 49 other states licking their chops at this precedent.  One can only only hope that, given this is such a clear and blatant violation of the Constitution, the federal Supreme Court will strike this one down in a hurry.  Can we say control, anyone?

Don't even get me started on the TSA's strip-search-and-sexual-assault policy (got another post coming on that one soon).

1,372 businesses, state and local governments, labor unions and insurers, covering 3,095,593 individuals or families ... have been granted a waiver from Obamacare by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.

... If Obamacare is so great, why do so many people want to get out from under it?

More specifically, why are more than half of those 3,095,593 in plans run by labor unions, which were among Obamacare's biggest political supporters? Union members are only 12 percent of all employees but have gotten 50.3 percent of Obamacare waivers.

Just in April, Sebelius granted 38 waivers to restaurants, nightclubs, spas and hotels in former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco congressional district. Pelosi's office said she had nothing to do with it.

On its website HHS pledges that the waiver process will be transparent. But it doesn't list those whose requests for waivers have been denied.

When we're talking about power and control, don't we really mean the ability to do whatever we want, whenever we want, to whomever we want, and for whatever reason we want?  That's really the essence of power, isn't it?  So, this is perhaps the most brazen grasp at control that we've yet seen because of its sheer scope.  Remember that a huge majority of the American people (roughly 60%) opposed Obamacare from the moment it was proposed, and that a similar number still support its outright repeal.  If that's the case, then this act of issuing waivers to only certain favored constituencies becomes an egregious abuse of power, does it not?  The question is: has a line been crossed?  Will the American people meekly suffer this overreach of control, or will they rise up and slap it down, punishing those who are so audacious as to attempt it?

The point is that liberals' ultimate goal is to acquire and maintain control over everything and everyone possible.  It's not hyperbole, it's not a conspiracy theory, and it's not an exaggeration.  It's real, and the stories above are just scratching the surface.

We must make a conscious effort to stop this liberal control grab wherever we see it, whether it's a bureaucrat lying and stealing our basketball goal or a vast government takeover of our most personal life decisions.


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