Saturday, January 21, 2017

Senator Bernie Sanders Denigrates American Character While Praising Europeans

Senator Bernie Sanders is the antithesis of what makes this country great.  This man doesn’t understand federalism and the principles for which it stands.  This man takes an oath to uphold those very principles and then breaks it every chance he gets.  The people of Vermont should be ashamed of themselves for sending this mental midget to the Senate.

I am sick of hearing European paeans by American congressmen.  If these officials are so enamored by the old world, may I suggest they pack their bags and move there?  If they actually had to live under this European utopia, maybe they would have a better appreciation for our system of governance.  I for one am happy my ancestors immigrated to this great country.

Senator Bernie Sanders has leveled a charge that America is not a compassionate country.  Maybe that’s because he doesn’t understand it, or his views are so perverted and hateful he’s incapable of seeing the wheat from the chaff. 

The American character, which is unique in all of world history, is renowned for acts of charity and sense of community.  Alexis De Tocqueville wrote about it in his Democracy in America:

In America, not only do institutions belong to the community but also they are kept alive and supported by a community spirit.

The New England township possesses two advantages which strongly arouse the interest of men, namely independence and authority. Its sphere of action is indeed restricted but, within that sphere, its movements are unlimited. This independence alone guarantees it real importance even though its populations and size would not warrant it.

It is best to realize that men’s affections, in general, come down on the side of authority. Patriotism does not long prevail in a conquered nation. The inhabitant of New England is devoted to his township, not because he was born there as much as because he views the township as a strong, free social body of which he is part and which merits the care he devotes to its management.

In Europe, governments often bewail the absence of this community spirit, for everyone agrees that it is an ingredient in public order and tranquility, even though they do not know how to create it. By making the township strong and independent, they are afraid they might disintegrate the social fabric and expose the state to the forces of anarchy. Once you remove the strength and independence of the township, you will reduce the citizens to administrative units.

Isn’t that what Progressives are trying to do to us?  Are they not reducing us to administrative units?  For over a hundred years, these people have schemed to change Americans into manageable and reliant serfs. 

I can attest to the “compassion” of progressives.  A couple of years ago, I found my neighbor lying beside a dumpster.  He had a brain tumor which paralyzed his lower extremities.  He couldn’t move.  I tried to pick him up and put him in my car so as to take him to the hospital.  He was too heavy for me to do it alone, so I asked my other neighbor for help.   His girlfriend told me to call 9/11 and let them deal with it.  She was quite willing to turn her back on this poor man, who she knew, lie beside a stinking dumpster.  She voted for Bernie Sanders.

Americans are a compassionate people, its people like Bernie Sanders and his army of progressives who aren’t.


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