To The Daily Sun,
Leftists (progressives, liberals, democratic socialists, or whatever they want to be called to hide their intentions), unrestricted as they are by facts, logic, history, or reality, often ascribe their own nasty characteristics to their opponents, e.g., that the TEA Party is fascist.
The leftists would probably prefer to call the TEA Partiers Nazis, which were perhaps 100 times worse than fascists, or Stalinists, which were even worse, but everyone knows that Nazis are socialist and Stalinists were communist and the leftists like socialism and communism.
The distinctions between fascist, socialist, communist, tsarist, emperor, and other absolute (right-wing or left-wing) dictatorships are only interesting to philosophers and academics tired of debating how many angels can dance on the head of pin. The distinctions are meaningless to the people whose freedoms, property, and lives are arbitrarily taken by government.
Liberty is essential to people desiring to achieve their dreams. The liberty spectrum is from full liberty (do whatever you want) to no liberty (dictatorship). But full liberty isn't stable because without some restraints you have anarchy; some people take other peoples' freedom, property, and/or lives as we saw in Ferguson and Baltimore.
Our nation's founders believed that people had certain inherent rights and that the purpose of government should be to protect those rights: from other people (to prevent crime/anarchy), from other nations (war), and against the biggest threat which is government.
To minimize the threat from government, they created our Constitution that defined a government with only those limited powers needed to protect people's liberties. The people and the states agreed to this limited (unless expanded by constitutional amendment approved by the people's state representatives) government and authorized it to govern in accordance with the Constitution.
Most government officials, including the president, swear to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States." This oath is intended to ensure that our federal government stays limited and fulfills its purpose of protecting the liberties of American citizens.
Unfortunately many politicians violate their oaths and have greatly expanded government powers to empower and enrich themselves. (This corruption has given rise to the popularity of anti-establishment candidates.)
Today's conservatives (sometimes called the "right" or "extreme right") advocate return to the limited government that protects the people's liberties. For this, conservatives are slandered by people who benefit from government infringement on people's liberties.
Today's leftists willingly sacrifice our liberties and property for their own benefit. (Our lives seem safe for now, although the government's leftists admire and aspire to murdered more than 100 million of their own citizens in the last century).
Leftists use government power to enrich and empower themselves, to suppress opposition (e.g., IRS oppression of TEA Party applicants), to control people (e.g., threats of prosecution against global warming opponents) and the use of their property (e.g., $30,000 daily fines for filling in depressions or creating ponds on people's own property).
Leftists want restrictions on the liberties and take the property of responsible Americans; for example, they try to take away our rights to self-defense; they consider our earnings to be the government's money, President Obama said the money we get to keep is government "spending through the tax code;" they try to suppress or outlaw speech they don't like, etc.
Leftists happily harm responsible hard-working Americans to advance their power, e.g., illegal immigration, Obamacare, and policies that destroy good American jobs. But leftists are lax on criminals, coddle rioters and leftist protesters, destroy families, trap people in poverty, and tolerate and often reward badly performing government programs, e.g., school systems, TSA, the VA, and IRS.
While conservatives fight for a return to government that maximizes people's freedom, property, and lives, leftists fight for more government control over people's liberties, property, and lives. As the government gains power, our nation moves further from the constitutional government our founders created to protect our liberties and closer to dictatorship
The results of nearly eight years of President Obama's leftist policies are in; the middle class is poorer, the rich are richer; people's free speech, religious liberties, protections against unreasonable searches, and other rights have been threatened or infringed; people's opportunities have been diminished; people's cost of living have risen; crime rates and terrorist threats have increased; and nations that threaten the well-being of the American people have become stronger.
Hillary Clinton promises four more years of President Obama's policies which will take away more of our liberty and property and take us closer to dictatorship.
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