I’m not watching the Democratic National Convention. I know what those people think and I don’t need to hear it again.
But reports from those who are watching are frightening.
We’re proud of the Democratic Party. We really are. Instead of shying away from or backing down from their “You Didn’t Build That” rhetoric and underpinning philosophy, they are doubling, nay, tripling down on their full-service, 24/7 statism.
Check out the following ad from the DNC: [link]
“The Government is the only thing we all belong to”
This is news to us. With respect to that quote above, there’s wrong and then there is wrong on a scale of enormity that it almost defies description. This fits the latter.
No. We don’t belong to the government. You don’t belong to the government. We are individual citizens of this country. We belong to this country.
Conflating government with country is precisely in keeping with this dangerous statist philosophy that your individual rights as a citizen flow not from the Creator or natural law as codified by the Constitution rather the government.
Amen. And see Ann Althouse’s take:
7:19: The chair of the Congressional Hispanic Congress, Charles Gonzales, uses the motto “e pluribus unum” — out of many, one — to mean that all the people become one, instead of the idea that the states were brought together into one nation. The idea that the people merged into a single entity — that sounds like fascism to me. Oddly, as it repurposes the old motto, it expresses the old fashioned idea of the melting pot.
7:42: Nancy Pelosi is introduced along with all the Democratic women of the House. There’s disco music playing. The hell? Then I detect that it’s “I’m Every Woman.” Again with this creepy merging of individuals into the whole.
Extinguishment of the individual and submission to the collective. Orwell and Huxley were right.
It’s not the Muslims who hate us because of our freedom. It’s the Democrats.