The following are just a couple of examples of liberals being wrong.
Several months ago, I was reviewing my news feed on Facebook when a liberal FB friend authored a post regarding a Congressional vote on mandating that private companies give their employees a minimum of four weeks vacation. The Republican controlled Congress didn’t pass the bill and these liberals were having a field day doing what they do best, hooting and hollering to the top of their lungs about how horrible and uncaring the Congressional Republicans were. Congressmen were getting two months or more vacation and they didn’t want us, the little people to even get four weeks vacation.
WRONG! Congress was not voting on whether or not to give people working for private companies four weeks vacation. Congress was voting on whether or not to mandate that companies give employees at least four weeks vacation. These liberals were trying to make you think that the Republicans in Congress are against us little people getting four weeks of vacation.
Putting it simply, Republicans like those in Congress and like myself, feel that the amount of vacation that a company gives its employees should be left up to the company. Government shouldn’t be involved in this at all.
Needless to say, when I broke into the thread and explained this to these liberals, the discussion halted.
In 2015, an article was written on freelancechristianity.com entitled Republican Jesus…guarding ‘merica from the liberals. The main point of the article is that Republicans, a lot of whom claim to be Evangelical Christians, do not follow the teachings of Jesus.
Toward the end of the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus summarizes what following his examples requires: “I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you invited me in. I needed clothes and you clothed me. I was sick and you looked after me. I was in prison and you came to visit me…Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
According to the portrayal of Republican Jesus, Jesus said, “If they are hungry, cut benefits to programs that feed them. If they are sick, deny them healthcare. If they are strangers, deport them.”
Even though this article was at least a year old, I replied as follows: “Do you even know the difference between a Republican and a Democrat, a liberal and a conservative? I am a Republican and in the past, I have done extensive community service work, helping those less fortunate. Just because one is against a government program that purports to help the disadvantaged, doesn’t mean that person is against the poor, against the disabled, etc. I believe that I can best help those less fortunate through my hand to theirs, as opposed to tax dollars taken from me and going up the ladder and down the ladder with everyone taking their cut and only about three to five cents of every tax dollar actually getting to the cause. Unfortunately, this is what liberals will lead anyone that will follow them to believe and it’s wrong. In my political blog, I make an effort to clarify things, but it’s an uphill climb when I have to refute articles such as this one.”
What’s so disconcerting is the inability to reason with liberals and get them to quit making charges such as the above. If they want to argue the validity of government programs to help the poor versus helping the poor through service clubs, faith based initiatives and individuals opening up their wallets, then fine. Perhaps we can have a civilized discussion.
When you try to reason with liberals, your spoken words fall on deaf ears and your written words fall on blind eyes. Many times they will reply to you with something way off base or try to change the subject hoping to somehow throw you off. When all else fails, they resort to hurling false accusations at you.
Liberals claims to be tolerant and open to diverse ideas. Yeah right! That’s the reason I often use the phrase, “tolerant left.” Maybe I should take steps to copyright it.