Today, if you advocate the principles of individualism and capitalism you are defined by many to be an extremist. Yes, great entrepreneurs and inventors, people who worked hard, people who put family first, people who would wave the flag, and people who understood the meaning of holidays like Memorial Day and Independence Day were considered to be normal Americans. Today these people are looked and called extremists. In April of 2009 the Department of Homeland Security issued a memorandum that warned law enforcement to aware of these extremists because of the strong probability they would become terrorists.
Extremism has become the rallying cry of those who oppose the principles upon which our nation was founded. Recently the far left Senator from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren wrote, "Republicans have spent years nurturing the extremism for which Trump and Cruz are merely the next logical step. In other words: Republican senators laid the foundation for their presidential frontrunners.”
The definition of extremism is belief in and support for ideas that are very far from what most people consider correct or reasonable. So what do we consider correct or reasonable today. The left or the Democrat (Marxist/Progressive) Party has changed dramatically over the last 50 or so years. These words were spoken in 1961 by an individual who is revered by the far left today.
“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
We dare not tempt them with weakness. For only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed.
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country.
My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own.”
Yes, these words are from John F Kennedy’s Inaugural address. Kennedy emphasized that peace comes through strength. Did you hear that Obama, Warren, Sanders, and Hillary?
When students in our universities heard the words “ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country” their response was that these words must have been spoken by some far right wing extremist.
Let us not forget that John F Kennedy was a “liberal” from Massachusetts. Today, the Department of Homeland Security would be watching him because of his extremism and his potential to be a terrorist.
Elizabeth Warren, you must also place blame for the extremism of the Republican Party at the feet of John F Kennedy as well. Many of the policies the Republicans are advocating were emphasized by Kennedy; peace through strength and self-reliance to name two.
YES, THE TIMES THEY HAVE CHANGED.