Sunday, October 5, 2014

'Nice Sounding' Liberalism Leads to a Police State

Inside every Leftist lurks a totalitarian. Some examples:

Elizabeth Warren recently tweeted angrily that every Republican in the House voted against a bill demanding equal pay for equal work for women:

It sounds so good, right?  Who would be against equal pay for equal work?  Well, according to Elizabeth Warren, it's evil Republicans who are "waging a war on women" according to the Democrats popular talking point. First and most importantly, there is no "pay gap" for women. It's explained by choices -- not discrimation.

But who is going to enforce a law like this?  Who's going to determine whether two jobs are identical in scope?  Who's going to weigh differences in seniority, education levels, hours worked, job risk or levels of experience?  Most the so-called gap is a myth to begin with.

Equal Pay Police

Democrat's answer to these questions is that Federal bureaucrats (with zero business experience) would "police" the millions of businesses in America to make these determinations.  First, the cost of such a program will be huge. Second, trusting any Federal employee to supplant the judgment of business owners is absurd.  It should be plainly clear by now how poorly the government "does" anything and everything.  Can you imagine the stifling effect of this on business and jobs?  Such an "equal pay" bureaucracy would bring far worse consequences than supposedly unequal pay.  The cure is worse than the disease (and there IS no actual disease)!  Liberalism proves itself consistently immune to facts, logic and history.

The million dollar question is whether Elizabeth Warren actually believes such a law is in the best interest of the country, or whether she's just trying to smear Republicans.  If she really believes it, then she and most other Democrats are intellectually deficient.  If she's complicit in political smearing, then shame on the Democrats. Either way, it's not good.

Carbon Police

Everyone knows that the Democrats are emotional and especially hysterical when it comes to global warming. Despite relatively mild effects of warming, Democrats would love to pass a Cap and Trade carbon regulation scheme even though such a scheme wouldn't solve a thing except raise huge tax revenue and expand the Federal bureaucracy. Cap and trade would allow the continued rise of CO2 in the atmosphere at current rates.  It would really be a "cap and tax" scheme and would do nothing to help the climate.

Liberals pretend to be unaware that you'd have to absolutely reduce CO2 emissions by over 50% just to halt the rise of CO2 in the atmosphere. The cost to do so would bankrupt us, so it's not going to happen. And other big emitting countries like China will never commit economic suicide like the Democrats would like to do. And it'll have to be nuclear energy that will have to carry the lion's share of power generation in this country if we are to have a low-carbon future.  But wait, Democrats are against that too!

Can you imagine "carbon police" going around to 10,000's of businesses in various local communities checking for carbon emissions?  It would take another huge and expensive Federal bureaucracy.  And it would be a radical intrusion of the Federal government into local matters. It would be totally unconstitutional.   But Democrats like to ignore our Constitution.  They don't seem to understand that we had a revolution long ago to overturn capricious authority.

Already the EPA, incorrectly given too much power by the courts to regulate CO2, is over-regulating and harming the economy on a false premise: that CO2 at 400 parts per million concentration is "harmful or threatening to human health."  US courts can not be trusted to reign-in ever-expanding and unconstitutional Federal power into state and local issues even under false pretenses.

Hate Speech Police

51% of Democrats in a recent poll are in favor criminalizing "hate speech".  Democrats would like that, but what happens when the opposition party returns to power and use the same law to go after the Democratic minority??    If such a law were passed, you would have to add "hate-speech police" to our growing list of Federal bureaucrats running riot over our individual freedoms.  Who's going to decide what constitutes hate speech?  Are we going to put "haters" in jail?  Is calling Obama a jerk hate speech?  But Republicans won't do that. They'll repeal any such measure because they at least understand our Constitution and the importance of guaranteed freedoms.

Death Panels

One of reported architects of the ObamaCare disaster, Ezekiel Emanuel (Rahm Emanuel's brother), recently wrote an article in The Atlantic professing his desire to die at 75 years old.  He's not a bad guy, but Democrats like him are preparing the public for their inevitable "death panel" decisions that will limit Federal expenditures for elderly patients due to "budget concerns."  But this is precisely what happens when the Federal government intrudes in the healthcare industry.  Remember, death panels are now a reality and have Democrat's fingerprints all over it.   ObamaCare and government control of the insurance market is a royal road to the intrusion of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats into the most important aspects of our lives.

Can't you see where Leftism and Democrats are headed?   Leftism sounds so good, but the results are disastrous and even Orwellian. 

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