Thursday, November 20, 2008

A tale of an unhappy liberal

Did you ever wonder why it is that whenever liberals don't get there way they protest? Did you ever wonder why it is that conservatives never protest whether they get there way or not?

I have. The funny thing is, liberalism has won big in the past two election cycles, and here we have liberals losing proposition 8 in California and you have gay activists protesting like crazy out there.

So, why is it that they can't just sit back and allow the legislative process work? Why is it that they can't liberals just not protest for one frickin day?

One of my friends likes to say that it is because most conservatives are busy working and taking care of their families and going to church and being productive members of society. They don't have time to protest or riot in the streets.

I, however, like to say that the reason is because conservatives respect the democratic process, while liberals do not. Liberals believe they are right and everything they believe in should be forced upon everybody.

Conservatives, on the other hand, take their shots and move on. Conservatives, when they lose, go out and try to change minds and educate people as to why they should get things there way. Conservatives allow the legislative process to work. Conservatives believe in the democratic process.

They believe that democracy, left to its own devices, always works out in the end.

Liberals don't believe that. Liberals believe people are bad, mad, angry and even evil who are against what they believe in.

A conservative is not mad when a liberal gets his or her way. Yet a liberal is down right angry when they don't get there way.

Sometimes you can just listen to the tone of voice of a person and say, "Hey, you must be a liberal."

"Why do you say that," the bistander says.

"Well, because the conservative would take his licks and continue being happy and enjoying the God given freedoms he still has as an American."

Hey, if you don't believe me, just open the anals of history and read what happened the day George Bush decided to go to War with Saddam. The liberals of the world went against their own leader, against their own country, and called Bush names worse that Hitler.

In WWII when FDR went to war Conservatives backed him 100% because a united nation never falls. We won WWII and brought respect to the American name. Iraq, after liberal dissent and calls for defeat, lasted a long time.

Most liberals are good people, some are even my friends. But who cares not for the democratic process can be down right mean. Some conservatives can be that way too, so don't hear me wrong. But most of the time, it's liberals who are doing the protesting.

And that, my friends, is the thought of the day.


Anthony Palmer said...

I strongly disagree with this post, Freadom.

Regardless of whether you agree with Proposition 8 or not, everyone has the right to protest. The Constitution guarantees it. I would hope that conservatives would also exercise their right to protest in the event that they feel their government has gone astray. Expecting people to just live with whatever happens in Congress or at the ballot box and be quiet about it sounds very anti-democratic.

Freadom said...

Thanks anthony for bringing this up. And I have never said I don't think people should not have the right to protest, I was explaining why you don't see conservatives protesting much, and why liberals do. When I talk to many of my liberal friends, they are pretty consistent in telling me that the things they believe in should automatically be law "because what they believe in is the most fair," regardless of the Constitution. It just seems to me conservatives try to change minds in a quiet, mature fashion. Liberals wine and moan and protest and tell everyone else they are "incencitive" for not giving them their way. Please note that I am not anti-protest, and I am not anit-gay nor am I anti-gay marriage.

Anthony Palmer said...

I don't think any particular group has a monopoly on protesting. Here in South Carolina, there are people who stand on street corners with baby dolls and signs saying "Abortion is a sin." People protest in front of the Supreme Court every day. What about the "pro-life activists" who firebombed abortion clinics? Is that not a form of protest?

I might disagree with the causes that generate some protests, but I would never complain about the fact that they are protesting. I think that's healthy for democracy. People in Iraq are protesting every day. Surely you wouldn't say they don't respect the democratic process either, would you?

As for the "Constitution," the California Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage was allowed under its state constitution. This issue is going to the Supreme Court because what's going to happen to the gay marriages that have already taken place? And is a simple majority all it takes to take rights away, no matter how controversial these "rights" are? This should be a fascinating case, and I commend the protesters for their passion even if I may not necessarily agree with them.

Freadom said...

You make valid points. Marriage is not defined by the Constitution, and therefore should be left up to the States. If it is not mentioned in the Calif Constitution (I've never read it), then it should be up to the people of California to decide and not the courts. When the courts make laws, that's not good for democracy.

The best way to protest is not by standing in picket lines insulting those who disagree with you, but by discussions, blogging, writing letters to Congressmen, and otherwise things that change opinions.