America’s Real Bullies

By: David Bozeman
So, the newspaper that broke the Watergate scandal is reduced to   this?
The Washington Post,  apparently in panic mode over Mitt   Romney’s climbing poll numbers, is actually running a Page 1 expose of the   former governor’s alleged bullying nearly fifty years ago.  Grab your   smelling salts, everyone and STOP THE PRESSES!
The concept of bullying now dominates public discourse — and rightly so   — due to its increase via social networking sites and numerous instances of   children committing suicide.  But how long before the word indicts even   benign resistance to the liberal agenda?  Romney’s misconduct matters,   according to MSNBC and other outlets, because it speaks to character, unlike   young Barack Obama’s drug use that never constituted a pattern of   behavior.  It goes something like this:  it is not that far a   stretch from guiding a blind classmate into a wall and, as a CEO, cutting jobs   and robbing from the poor folks, not unlike the evil Mr. Potter in It’s a   Wonderful Life.  Of course, it makes sense only if you accept the   broad premises and drama-queen inclinations of conventional dialogue.
Which, unfortunately, far too many people do.  The liberal standard   of persuasion, by way of entertainment and the media, is emotion.    Conservatives rigidly urge Americans to rely on themselves when possible, thus   debating liberals, who feign soap-diva hysterics at the slightest suggestion   that their economic policies bear the hint of socialism, is like boxing with a   marshmallow.  We’re always Mr. Potter, they’re always George Bailey   (played by the great Jimmy Stewart, a Republican, by the way).
Yet the real bullies in America exist primarily in government and   primarily on the left.  One could fill volumes recounting liberal   Democrats kicking sand at the little people to gain and maintain power.    For example, how about Bill Clinton’s bimbo-eruptions unit, put in place to   discredit Paula Jones and other trailer-park gold-diggers?  How about   the ceaseless personal attacks on Sarah Palin and her family?  And   don’t forget the recent attacks on stay-at-home mom Ann Romney (Notice a   pattern here?  Now tell me again which party is at war with women.)
Government, just by its nature, resembles a schoolyard bully, exerting   its power through judicial fiat, often nullifying the will of the people, and   then there are unelected bureaucrats, regulators and executive orders — some   compatible with liberty, many not.
Liberalism, through the force of the state, substitutes itself for   family, community and the voluntary exchanges of the free market.    Obamacare, for instance, was foisted on the American people despite   overwhelming resistance.  Though forever forcing a square peg into a   round hole, they have masterfully applied the techniques of the schoolroom   bully, while posing as the saddest-eyed Dickensian orphan.
In the last three years, the Obama Administration has boasted enough   bullies to terrorize a reform-school courtyard.  A top EPA official, Al   Armendariz, recently resigned when his comments illustrating enforcement   of anti-pollution laws were publicized:  “It’s kind of like how Romans   used to conquer villages in the Mediterranean — they’d go into a little   Turkish town and they’d find the first five guys they saw and they’d crucify   them. . . “  Countless others remain, but Health and Human Services   Secretary Kathleen Sebelius merits a special mention.  According to   various news sources, the rambling, indecipherable Obamacare law mentions the   words “the secretary shall” at least 700 times.
Whenever legislatures attempt to ban school bake sales, you’ll more   likely than not find liberal bullies at work.  Whenever lemonade stands   are regulated, you know where to look. Whenever light bulbs and plastic trash   bags are yanked out of the hands of the common folks, you’ll find the   strong arm of a liberal bully.
The actions of a young Mitt Romney, if proven true, deserve rebuke.    But for the sake of sanity and proportion, it is the bullies of the state,   primarily of the liberal persuasion, who deserve expulsion from public   life.  Indeed, what Mitt allegedly did with the blind guy and the wall,   liberalism has been doing to America for a hundred years and   counting.

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