One of my beefs with the Democratic Party is their constant lie on slavery. They always try to pin slavery on Republicans and conservatives, yet, it was the Democratic Party that truly was the party of slavery and the Ku Klux Klan. They were and continue to be the party of slavery, only now, their form of slavery comes in the form of the welfare state and the burden of taxes on the people.
Remember that Obama said he would not allow taxes to increase on the middle class? Yet, come this January our taxes will increase in many ways. Not only did the Dems fail to extend the Bush tax cuts, but taxes on our health insurance will go up, making it more difficult to afford health insurance.
The Democrats also continue to be the party of racism. When there is someone getting racists, it is always those on the left doing so. Just take the case of Alan West, who is running for Congress out of Florida. He is black, conservative and running with the Republicans. Yet, he has been called every thing from Uncle Tom, Oreo, etc., etc. Not by those on the right, but by those on the Left.
Just listen to his own words.
Notice that Alan West doesn’t let it bother him. He is going to press on being conservative, American and Republican regardless of the racial slurs thrown at him by the Left. He also mentions the fact that the Dems are continuing slavery.
As long as the Dems try to get the country dependent upon government, using oppressive legislation like Obamacare to do so, they will continue to be the party of slavery.
Another thought that occurred to me when I first begin reading and thinking about this issue is why the Democrats have never apologized for slavery. Since they are the party of slavery, should they not lead the way in apologizing to blacks across the country? You will hear blacks from time to time demanding an apology from America, but they won’t start with their own party. They seem to imply that it should be Republicans who should apologize first, even though it was a Republican President, known as Lincoln, that brought about freedom for the slaves. It was also Republicans who helped get the Civil Rights bill passed back in the 1960s. The Democrats couldn’t do it without the help of Republicans, because there were too many Dems like Senator Robert “Sheets” Byrd who blocked the legislation (he was a member of the KKK for years.)
But alas, Democrats won’t apologize for slavery because they still believe in the principle of slavery. Only now, we are the slaves working for the Government, or shall we call it: Master? They want us to work and work and work giving our hard-earned money to the government so they can have more power and control over us.
I think Kevin McCullough captures these thoughts well on an article he wrote for Townhall.com.
“And they have a right to be impatient about the pace of change. I’m impatient!”
While the American public has far more right to express those words in regards to the President’s policies, it seems this week, President Obama had it backwards. Speaking to a group of voters (barely 3000–remember the days of 100,000 plus with fake roman columns) under the age of 40, the President attempted to make the case that Americans should stick with his party in the November elections.
His attempts to get people to stick with him are truly in vain. The more he speaks, the more desperate he seems.
Yes, if he felt he was impatient in seeing change arrive, imagine all the people that feel further away from it than when they voted for him twenty-four months ago.
But it was what he said next that has evoked such curious reaction.
“It took time to free the slaves…”
Directly begging for voters to stick with he and his party in November, his words conjured up loads of emotion.
If one is to properly understand the analogy the parallel to be drawn would be to portray himself as a Lincoln-like, emancipating sort of character in 2010. If one is to be in fierce agreement with what he said one would be forced to analyze who Obama was referring to as slaves, and by necessity who he implied were the slave masters. Lastly, if the statement was to make any sense at all one would have to address the definition of “free.”
McCullough makes the case that Obama doesn’t know what true freedom truly is. He confuses slavery with freedom and vice versa. The expansion of government is costing our freedom every day. Every time he passes new legislation, the government expands and our freedom shrinks. I believe there is a reason theologically. The more that our country looks to government to solve our problems instead of God, the more we are given over to government. God warned the Israelites that this was the nature of government in 1 Samuel 8:10 ff, when the people demanded a king instead of letting God be their king, the king would start taking from the people and demanding things that did not belong to him.
The same is true of our government today. Our government continually demands that which does not belong to it. We have gone so far way from the biblical teaching of government. The purpose of the government it to make sure there is protection from foreign invansion and to carry out the laws passed of a civil society. This has fallen by the wayside because of Liberal Democrats, who deny the existence of God in any political entity, thinking the end all and be all of justice is the government running every thing from our health care to how much fat we consume on a daily basis. This mentality can only lead to tyranny and greater slavery. And that is what the Democrats are all about since their entire purpose in serving and governing is the expansion of government. They have never condemned slavery, because they still believe in slavery.
McCullough is far more gracious and continues:
Obama confuses freedom for slavery.
He has read of others who did free slaves. But he himself comes up short.
For anyone that forcibly coerces so many others into poorly run, horribly inefficient public policies to the degree that their very life depends them–may fancy themselves as historic.
But they are not setting anyone free from anything.
He is instead the new slave owner, operating the ultimate plantation, funded on the broken backs of tax-payers, who are in need of a civil revolt to restore what had belonged to them–self determination.
Link, here. (Hattip: Wintery Knight for the Alan West video).