May 24, 2006
Truth is Alien to the Left
ignorance strategy apparently worked so well last year to stifle any
attempt to restructure the Social Security system that liberals – from
both political parties – have extended this game plan to other issues.
In George Orwell’s 1984, Big Brother constantly reminded the
citizens that “ignorance is strength” to diminish the public’s desire to
know the truth. Adherence to this principle kept the government in
control and the citizens in the dark. Liberals now employ the ignorance
strategy to distort the truth and deceive the public on all manner of
issues, including the global war on terrorism, the economy and tax
policy, border security and illegal aliens.
2005, liberals used the ignorance strategy to deny the fact that the
Social Security system is near fiscal insolvency, despite numerous
reports to the contrary conducted during past and present presidential
administrations. Liberals continue to deny the crisis, and now claim
Republicans manufactured a crisis where one doesn’t really exist. Senate
Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) even said, “Social Security remains
sound for decades to come.” The new liberal math evidently rounds up – a
lot. The Social Security Trustees recently reported that in 2017 the
program begins to pay out more in benefits than it receives in payroll
taxes. Senator Reid, that is 11 years from now, not decades.
polls indicate that the portion of the global war on terror waged in
Iraq remains one of the most important issues to the American public.
The ignorance strategy, though, has caused many to believe that our
efforts in Iraq and elsewhere are somehow separate, and that to date the
war has failed to produce successful outcomes.
truth, the war on terror is a global mission, whether it is waged in
Manhattan, London, Afghanistan or Fallujah. Liberals and many major
media sources have succeeded in separating our efforts in Iraq from the
war waged in other nations. A May 15 ABC News/Washington Post poll found
that only 32 percent approve “of the way Bush is handling the situation
in Iraq.” A May 16 CBS News poll, however, found that 46 percent approve
“of the way George W. Bush is handling the campaign against terrorism.”
These poll results reflect a general lack of knowledge in the public
about the successes produced by our troops’ presence in Iraq.
2004, Iraqis regained control of their country. In 2005, Iraqi men and
women voted on a constitutional referendum and voted to form a
government under that constitution. On May 13, 2006, Iraq’s new
government was inaugurated. Most important, there have been no
successful terrorist attacks on U.S. soil since September 11, 2001.
President Bush did not start this war to pipe pilfered oil from Baghdad
to Crawford. He ordered retaliation against a worldwide Islamic
terrorist network hell-bent on destroying Western civilization.
national economy is booming, primarily due to the 2003 rate cuts in
income, dividend and capital gains taxes. Unemployment is at 4.7
percent, over 2 million jobs were created in 2005, we are on pace to
create another 2 million new jobs in 2006 and GDP has grown for 18
straight quarters. The $315 billion in tax receipts sent in April 2006
to the Treasury Department were the second-highest one-month total in
liberals remain undaunted in spreading ignorance about the factors that
contribute to economic growth. The Senate recently voted to extend the
current rates on capital gains and dividends taxes, while raising the
exemption limits on the Alternative Minimum Tax. Following the vote
liberal Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME), who voted against the extension,
stated, “At a time when average-income Americans are really feeling the
burden of high energy prices [and are unable] to purchase affordable
health insurance, this is not the time to be widening the income gap in
America.” Senator Snowe, the biggest contributor to any income gap is
unemployment. The strong and stable economy is what keeps people
Snowe failed to explain how taking someone’s money enables them to pay
the energy bill and purchase health insurance. This is the same logic
that produces whoppers such as “We can’t afford this tax cut,” “This tax
cut will explode the deficit,” and “Tax cuts only help the rich.”
warfare is nothing more than a rhetorical diversion meant to get people
to hate someone else because they may have a larger bank account. We
should have declared liberalism a “hate crime” long ago.
Politicians from both sides of the aisle are employing the ignorance
strategy on the illegal alien issue, but so far their efforts have not
been able to fool the public. In a March 16 Zogby poll, 84 percent said
English should be the official language of government operations, yet
last week Senator Reid called that proposal “racist.” In a May 15 ABC
News/Washington Post poll, 74 percent supported sending National Guard
troops to the border, and 77 percent said the country is not doing
enough to keep illegal aliens out of the country. Yet, the president and
Congress are still timid about enforcing laws already on the books
against illegal aliens and their employers.
Regardless of party affiliation, big government liberals obviously
aspire to be the “Big Brother of Ignorance” toward the public. They
truly do believe what they are saying, and that truly is ignorant.
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