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Roberts, Blankenhorn, and the Power of Liberal Intimidation

PragEAR Wrote: Jul 03, 2012 11:45 AM
It has always been obvious that those on the left are the real bullies. I once had a friend - what I thought was a lifelong friend - that ended our friendship due to my belief in the man/woman definition of marriage. He stated that he could "no longer remain friends with a bigot." I tolerated his liberal ways for years and could have forever. So be it.
Jake270 Wrote: Jul 03, 2012 1:21 PM
To paraphrase Thoreau: "I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." This is the belief of those who value liberty above most other values. The left does not value liberty. They would rather silence their opponents like Stalin and Mao. Off to the gulag with you, you bigot! :-)
inquisiteur Wrote: Jul 03, 2012 1:25 PM
J, the left does not value liberty?

so doe the right value?
Given how many more Americans define themselves as conservative rather than as liberal, let alone than as left, how does one explain the success of left-wing policies?

One answer is the appeal of entitlements and a desire to be taken care of. It takes a strong-willed citizen to vote against receiving free benefits. But an even greater explanation is the saturation of Western society by left-wing hate directed at the right. The left's demonization, personal vilification, and mockery of its opponents have been the most powerful tools in the left-wing arsenal for a century.

Since Stalin labeled Leon Trotsky -- the man...