The Ten Worst Liberal Ideas Ever Conceived
by GREGORY D. LEE
October 18, 2013
For many years, liberals have conjured up with all sorts of ideas on how to make the world a better place. Unfortunately, their ideas have proven over and over again to be expensive, inefficient, punitive, destructive, and downright dangerous. Here's my list of the worse liberal ideas ever conceived:
Socialized Medicine, a/k/a Obamacare
Obamacare is forcing people to buy something they don't want from a website that doesn't work. And, if you don't sign up, you're taxed a percentage of your income. Obamacare is transforming the traditional full-time 40-hour work week into 30-hours a week part-time. The cheapest "bronze" plan requires an unreasonable $5,000.00 deductible before any insurance benefits kick in. It forces struggling small business owners to cut employee strength to 50 or less to avoid mandated employee insurance coverage they cannot afford. Large corporations are dropping traditional employee insurance coverage completely because it is now unaffordable. It has caused the cost of many existing insurance policies to double or more in order to comply with the law. Just about everything we've been told about the benefits of Obamacare has been a lie, such as the ability to keep your own doctor (who might not accept the government insurance), and that your healthcare costs will be reduced by $2,500.00.
In an effort to reduce bird deaths, liberals' demand of a worldwide ban on DDT has caused millions of human deaths (half of them children) in Africa by mosquitoes carrying malaria, typhus, and dengue. The liberals' solution to combating these diseases is to issue mosquito nets instead of spraying the menaces with an insecticide that has been proven extremely effective and safe to humans.
Nuclear Weapon Free World
The use of nukes during World War II let the genie out of the bottle. So long as countries like Pakistan, Iran and North Korea possess these weapons, the U.S. cannot afford to be nuclear free. If it were, there is no question these and other American hating countries would use their nukes against us.
Manmade Global Warming
This is a liberal scheme to shame developed countries into paying international taxes and redistributing their wealth to developing nations. There is little question that our climate is changing, but blaming humans for it is simply nonsense.
Liberal white guilt has led to affirmative action programs designed to blatantly discriminate against white people. If it's unlawful to discriminate against minorities, why is it all right to discriminate against the majority? Any discrimination in college enrollment, employment, and public contracting should simply not be tolerated. The reelection of President Barak Obama should have ended all affirmative action policies permanently.
Without question, Social Security is the largest Ponzi scheme ever conceived. At its current rate, it will be unsustainable within a few years merely because there are not enough workers to pay for the benefits of the retired generation. The money confiscated in payroll taxes could be much better invested in the stock market, IRAs, 401(k)s, CDs, savings accounts, or just about any investment vehicle instead of letting the government handle it for you. Oh, and as an added bonus, if you die before you start collecting, your heirs don't get your Social Security contributions. The government gets to keep it to give to someone else.
Amnesty for Illegal Aliens
Immigration reform is actually code for adding millions of new liberal Democrat voters to their ranks. What other reason is there for liberals arguing against voter ID laws? Instead of "reforming" immigration laws, why not start enforcing the existing ones? Granting amnesty to lawbreakers rewards them for their crime and is unfair to those who waited for years to become American citizens.
War on Poverty
Trillions of dollars have been spent on the war on poverty only to have a higher percentage of Americans living in "poverty" today than ever before. The welfare state has destroyed family units and created a dependency on government the same way urban pigeons depend on people feeding them left over French fries at McDonald's.
So called "green" energy simply doesn't work and will never replace fossil fuels as the primary sources of energy. Wind powered turbines look like hell, and are responsible for killing numerous endangered birds like Bald Eagles and California Condors. Solar will never replace modern jet engines to power aircraft or diesel engines to move ships and trains. Because of government restrictions on drilling for oil on federal lands, oil independence may never be achieved. America could be an oil and natural gas exporter instead of being dependent on unstable Middle Eastern countries for its energy needs. If liberals would stand back and let the energy companies "drill baby, drill," the increased state and federal taxes would pay for their expensive schemes, like Social Security and other social programs.
The liberal notion that the police stop minority members for no reason other than their ethnicity is patently false and ridiculous. This is merely a liberal effort to protect criminals and make police less effective by accusing them of racism. In reality, the police are practicing proactive policing which has been proven to reduce crime rates every time it's tried.
You don't agree with my picks of worse liberal ideas? You think they are all wonderfully progressive ideas? Then you obviously don't mind millions of children needlessly dying of diseases, risking the nation going into insolvency, discrimination against white people, and an increase in the crime rate.
Think about it.
© Gregory D. Lee
Family Security Matters Contributing Editor Gregory D. Lee is a retired Supervisory Special Agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the author of three criminal justice textbooks. While on DEA diplomatic assignment in Pakistan, he was involved in the investigation of several notable terrorism events and arrests. He recently retired after more than 39 years of active and reserve service from the U.S. Army Reserve as a Chief Warrant Officer Five Special Agent for the Criminal Investigation Division Command, better known as CID. In 2011 he completed a combat tour of duty in Afghanistan while on special assignment to the Special Operations Command Europe. Visit his website athttp://www.gregorydlee.com/ and contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.