Monday, June 6, 2011

A Dog's Tail

"How many legs does a dog have, if you call a tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg."
                                                                                                        Abraham Lincoln

Have you ever noticed how the progressives, past and present, disguise who they are and what they do by calling it something it isn't. Like when progressivism was flat out rejected by the American people in the early 20th century, instead of quitting and changing an unwanted platform, they simply changed their name. They called themselves liberals, but this tail trying to pass itself off as leg is nothing but progressive socialism.

Norman Thomas, an early Socialist leader and presidential candidate said, "the American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism, the will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until America will one day be a socialist nation without knowing how it happened." These words were spoken almost 100 years ago. Do you think he ever thought his plan would be as successful as it is today?

It's not just their names either, they change the names of their actions and programs as well. Anything but calling it what it really is, because they know that the American people will reject it if they call a spade a spade. They call illegal aliens, undocumented workers. They call terrorists, freedom fighters. They call communists, freedom lovers. They have renamed our Republic (which it was referred to as until they came on the scene), a democracy. As a previous piece said, they call limiting ones choices, helping them make better choices. The list is endless and it is ridiculous, even going as far as President Obama calling his war in Libya, a kinetic military action (just what the heck is that, anyway?). Do you think the people on the receiving end of those bombs know the difference?

You can call these things all the high sounding words you want, but they are what they are. Like Lincoln said just calling it something else doesn't make it so. They are simply progressive socialists implementing their programs and redistributing other peoples wealth. It doesn't matter how well meaning the programs are. Ronald Reagan said, "these programs may have come from a good heart, but not a clear head. The costs have been staggering." Staggering both in wealth and in freedom.

Reagan and Lincoln both knew, that no matter how many times you call it a leg, if it is wagging it's a tail.

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