Monday, May 18, 2015

Charlotte Observer's Bumper Sticker Liberalism

The mayor of Charlotte, NC proclaimed April 30th Honesty Day.  Apparently, this is also a national holiday.  All I can say is conservatives should have no problem getting to work, or running errands on the last day of April.  Liberals will be hiding under their beds for fear of opening their mouths.  What am I saying?  They can’t tell the difference between a truth and a lie.  This is a futile exercise for them.

What’s even more laughable is when Taylor Batten, a Charlotte Observer editor, was called out on the Disturber’s liberal agenda on Honesty Day.  He evaded the question by giving the following bumper sticker slogans:

We believe that everyone is created equal.
We believe that children should not bear responsibility for the sins of their parents.
We believe that prevention is a heck of a lot cheaper than a cure.
We believe people should not be treated as lesser citizens, with fewer rights, because of whom they love.
We believe a thriving city, state and nation rests to a great degree in the quality of its public schools, and that every child deserves a dedicated, dynamic teacher, regardless of what ZIP code that child lives in.
We believe discrimination is wrong in every instance.
We believe in consistency, so if you are going to drug-test recipients of public assistance, drug-test them all, including the corporate chieftains who are the biggest beneficiaries.
We believe that police officers should act professionally, under incredibly difficult circumstances, regardless of a suspect’s race.
We believe taxes should be kept as low as possible while still providing a sound safety net for the neediest, a robust education for all, decent health care for the elderly and the destitute, and other basics.
We believe politicians of any party should keep their promises, avoid the appearance of personal gain from the public trust, and look out for the general welfare, not that of any one special interest.
We believe there are people of worth beyond our tight circle and there are neighborhoods beyond our own, with different histories, perspectives and needs.
We believe offenders have paid their price when their sentence is up and should be helped to assimilate back into society. And that that’s better for the community than neglecting them and watching them commit another crime.
We believe there are peace-loving Muslims.
We do not believe President Obama was born in Kenya.
We believe in the separation of church and state.
We believe Moore Place, built with public and private money, and its housing-first approach is a model for how to help the chronically homeless.
We believe Charlotte will need effective mass transit to handle its continually swelling population.
We believe if you’re a fan of a politician solely because he has a ‘D’ or an ‘R’ after his name, then you’re not paying attention.
We believe we have only one planet, and we should protect it for our grandchildren.
If that earns us the label “liberal” in your eyes, Mr. Fry, so be it. We approach the issues of the day with an open mind and guided by those principles, not by blind devotion to any political party. And that’s the honest truth.

Is this an honest answer?  These are nothing but amorphous platitudes devoid of serious thought.  So, in essence, this is liberalism.  Congratulations, Mr. Batten!   You were honest for a day!

Wait a minute.  You ARE a blind devotee to the Democratic Party.  Oh, well.  No one can accuse a liberal of being completely honest.    


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