There are several things that I see on the Left that I believe are not good policy. I will do my best to explain my reason for believing this and
seeing as how I am termed the "ATS Liberal Commentator", I believe it is just a good idea for the Left to call out fellow members of their ranks.
: The Left constantly yells at the Right calling them racist but what could be more racist then Affirmative Action? It is
the belief that particular groups of people, minorities, should be favored. This favoritism comes in many forms, some examples include a company being
required to have on staff a particular number of minorities to match the demographics of the community regardless of their skills. It also applies to
schooling where minorities are permitted to receive lower scores and be admitted to colleges and are even favored over more talented competition whom
happen to not be a minority.
Not only is it institutional racism but it is also negative for the ones the laws are targeted at. It teaches minorities that they do not have to work
as hard as others to succeed in life that things will be handed to them rather than working hard at obtaining such things as higher education. So not
only is it racist but it harms minorities by teaching them that they don't have to work as hard and basically saying that they are not equal to the
majority of the population (i.e. Whites).
We should enforce an end to discrimination and penalize businesses and schools that discriminate, but quotas of preferences are simply racist and
: The Left continues to attack the Right for supporting big business while at the same time receiving massive donations from
Unions. Yes Unions represent workers but couldn't businesses claim that they are representing their investors so what is the difference? There is no
difference big moneyed interests should be denounced from all forms of politics and political influence. Why should we ban corporations from donating
money when we would continue to let Unions do the same?
While I support the idea of Labor Unions and I believe they were instrumental in establishing a solid middle class. I also believe that allowing
government workers to unionize is a conflict of interest, seeing as how government is not business and they will 9 out of 10 follow the laws
established there is no reason to have a union enforcing a contract with the governing body. People should have every right to either join
a union or not join a union and Labor Union should not be given government privileges, but rather simply have a bargaining force against employers
which is optional.
We should force an end to wrong doing in the workplace and we should provide for more oversight into working conditions, but we should not be allowing
Unions to legislate law.
: The Left fought ferociously against the war in Iraq and some against the War in Afghanistan yet when they elect a Democratic politician
who is supposedly on their side they drop the whole rallying cry even though the war continues, the deficit from war continues to go up, innocent men,
women and children of the ME lose their lives and our soldiers continue to die. Yet the Left has grown silent, not willing to go out and challenge a
Liberal president simply because he is Liberal.
Stop being hypocrites! Obama is just as Hawkish as Bush was and he has continued and even escalated the war in Afghanistan and lied to the public on
saying the war in Iraq is over when we still have at least 50,000 soldiers there and they are performing military actions and some are dying. Yet I
hear crickets coming from the Left. Some Lefties have had the courage to stand up against the war machine, but I have not seen protests or other
street demonstrations calling for the end of the wars.
The wars need to end and we need to bring our troops home NOW! Close down all those foreign military bases because we are acting like an empire and we
were strictly told by our founding fathers to avoid imperialism and colonialism.
: Under George W. Bush the Left was calling Bush a Fascist and was attacking the government for ignoring and destroying
our civil rights/liberties. Now that Obama has become president I don't hear the Left calling Obama a Fascist and criticizing his government for
continuously violating the Bill of Rights. Why do you have to be so hypocritical on this very important subject?
Obama and this government have not improved our civil liberties/rights in our nation they say a lot of words about it but do not act upon these words.
They promised to close Guantanamo and it is still open, many promised to abolish the Patriot Act and it is still active and was even passed again to
continue, now they even have passed a bill allowing the government to select people whom they designate as terrorists and assassinate them. Joe
Liebermann has called for some citizens to have their citizenship removed, so they will become a 'man without a country'. So where is the Left
screaming about Civil Rights/Liberties?
Obama and this government does not care about those rights that we hold so dear, they are just as hawkish and as tyrannical as the last government,
nothing has changed except the letter.
Life, Liberty and Property
: Where are the Left trying to claim the founding fathers and their message? A message of Liberalism at the time.
They claim to be Liberals but cringe when the right talks about the Founding Fathers. Why do you cringe, I don't get it? The founding fathers
advocated for a secular society where you had the ability and right to govern yourself, why don't you try and harness that message instead of avoiding
During the Age of Enlightenment the founding fathers were Liberals and at that time the Liberals were on the Left yet just 220 years later the Left is
terrified of their message. I believe it truly resonates with our ideals and beliefs and we should use it against the Right who would have been
against Jefferson and Paine during the Revolution. Yet you continue to let them steal the message of the founders as if it belongs to them and you run
I believe we should be looking at the Founding Fathers for guidance, they were the wisest men in American political thought, they deserve to have
their true ideals espoused by an honest group of people in this country once again.
edit on 9/19/2010 by Misoir because: (no reason given)