When you listen to people from opposite ends of the political spectrum speak about any given issue, you will notice that the same words are often times used. To many people, this would indicate that there is not much difference between the political spectrum’s, and a compromise should be able to be reached that is truly neutral. Nothing could be further from the truth. The ends of the political spectrum in today’s America are as far apart as the West is from the East.
Some examples would be referring to God. Both sides will often state that they are in alignment with the design of God. When the left forces use God, they are referring to their god, which is the state, and that all righteousness lies within the confines of government. The right is referring to Almighty God, the Creator, holy, righteous, sovereign, the very God that the left denies exists.
Freedom – the left believes freedom means to be free from making decisions for yourself, free from bearing the responsibility of those decisions, free from self-responsibility, free from the responsibility for raising your children, free from the consequences of your actions towards others. The right means the freedom to succeed or fail based on your choices, free from the demands and controls of government manipulating your life and thoughts, free to be self-reliant and not just exist but live.
Rights – the left says that a right is anything they deem to be a necessity and can be provided by taking from one to give to another bring about equality for all and power to them. The right believes a right is a liberty given by God to all people and are free from any government involvement. These rights are generally referred to as life, liberty, and property or right to pursue one’s own happiness.
Fairness – the left believes that the ends always justify the means and thus any means used to bring about the desired ends is fair. The right says fair is when a set of rules have been established and all play by those rules.
Constitution – the left refers to their living constitution that can mean anything they want it to mean to accomplish the desired ends. The right refers to the United States Constitution as it was written and intended.
Democracy – the left means democracy in its true meaning of majority dictatorship where rights of the minority can be eliminated by the fifty per cent plus one. The right means that the people have the right to vote for officials but within the confines and limitations per our republic.
Freedom of speech – the left means anybody is free to speak openly and forthrightly so long as the speech does not offend anybody or does not violate any politically correct protocol. The right means freedom of speech as it was intended, no limitations, specifically no political limitations.
Rule of law – the left means the rules or laws they make up as they go along for each particular situation so they can achieve their desired ends. The right means the application of the law as stated and applied equally to all regardless of political affiliation.
Truth – the left means whatever we say it is to achieve our ends. As Biden stated, “we never let facts get in the way of our truth”. The right means what actually happened with no spin or alterations.
The American Way – the left means their concept of conformity and equality which is collectivism where all must conform to the dictates of the collective or what we commonly refer to as communism. The individual should have as their goal loyalty and subservience to the sovereign state. The right means that concept of individualism where each person is recognized and encouraged to aspire and achieve based on their individual talents, energy, and desires. The government is and must always be servant to mankind and transparent and responsive to the sovereign, the people.
While you are listening to the different sides giving their views and opinions, be sure you understand what the words they are using mean to them. I was recently informed about a new meaning for the word refute. LuAnn Savage informed me that deny and refute have the same meaning in today’s language. Sorry, LuAnn, deny still means to simply say it did not happen, while refute would have some evidence to substantiate the denial. I also understand that some would have us believe that a denial also indicates a disbelief. I do not accept that new meaning either. We have heard too many denials about happenings when the evidence is overwhelming that what is being denied really happened.
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