What’s more believable…the left’s claim that Republicans are waging a war on women or the real war being waged on liberty?
The truth can sometimes be an elusive thing especially during an election year. This cycle is no different. Opposing campaigns attempt to define the narrative or the platform of the other through a series of allegations and talking points. The left has always been extremely successful playing to the fears of specific groups; further fractionalizing our society into pieces and parts and pitting us against each other. Instead of discussing the main issues that impact us, we find ourselves arguing over topics that have nothing to do with our current woes. It’s a distraction, a red herring that diverts our attention away from focusing on draconian regulations and the terrible polices that are destroying our liberties and the very fabric of our culture. These aren’t new tactics, just effective at what their designed to do. Many fall into this trap and lose sight of the whole. The left’s assertion that the Republicans are waging a war on women is a perfect example of this.
Ever since the Republicans took back control of the congress in 2010 there has been a concerted effort by far left organizations like MoveOn.org and the ACLU to paint an image of knuckle dragging conservatives trying to suppress the rights of women. Some sites out there like stopthewaronwomen.com display a list of attacks on women rights by the evil Republicans. They need to show instances that prove in their opinion that Republicans are indeed waging a war on women. This kind of stuff has been going on under the radar of mainstream America because these organizations represent the fringe left or what is now the base of the Democratic Party. They spent a year working hard to build and refine this narrative in order to shore up support with their base so that when the time was right they could unleash it against Republicans. And unleash it they did.
It started at the turn of the year when during a Republican debate George Stephanopoulos asked an off the wall question about whether states had the right to ban contraception. At the time I scratched my head pondering where that question came from and why was it significant. Below is a clip of that exchange.
Even Mitt Romney was caught completely off guard by what at the time seemed like a silly question. Now we know different. Mr. Stephanopoulos who is very connected to the far left fringes of the Democratic Party and the White House was in my opinion initiating the first phase of the far left’s agenda to depict Republicans as Neanderthals who are insensitive to women issues. It was a month later when the Catholic Church began to openly oppose the contraception mandate buried in Obamacare that forced religious organizations to provide coverage for birth-control. This government mandate is in direct conflict with church doctrine and the Catholic Church pushed back. This of course introduced us to Sandra Fluke when she testified before congress about how crucial this mandate was in regards to women health issues. She basically said taxpayers should be forced to pay for the contraceptive method she chooses. It’s funny how the left wants it both ways. They want the government to stay out of the bedroom unless it’s going to pay for contraception. It was at this point I figured out what was going on.
This whole contraception argument was orchestrated by the left from the very beginning. George Stephanopoulos and Sandra Fluke were active participants in painting a picture of a phony war that was being waged on women from the political and religious right. It was designed to infuriate women and drive them towards Obama. All they needed now to tie it all together was for some influential conservative to say the wrong thing. That influential conservative was Rush Limbaugh when he commented on his show that if Sandra Fluke wanted taxpayers to pay for her contraception, it meant they would be paying for her to have sex, which in turn made her slut or a prostitute. This was all the left needed to declare a full scale war on women was being waged by Republicans. The problem the left had was people weren’t buying it.
Rush Limbaugh survived the left’s attempt to boycott his sponsors and it was revealed that Sandra Fluke was actually a Democratic operative with possible ties to the White House. The war on women began to fizzle out until about week ago when Todd Akin a Republican candidate for the senate in Missouri misspoke and used the words “legitimate rape” in an interview. Again the Republican war on women was rekindled and now it looks as if the Democrats are going to run with this narrative. Sandra Fluke actually has a timeslot to speak at the Democratic National Convention and because of Akin’s poor choice of words the war on women hatched by the far left again has new legs. But the one war that is very real being waged by both the left and right is the war on our liberties.
This is the war that no one is talking about. The Obama administration along with his fellow Democrats have been waging a war on our liberties from the very beginning. From day one he has ignored the rule of law and has bypassed the congress whenever he saw fit via executive order. With the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Financial Reform Law the Democrats and Obama have stolen economic liberties we once had. He signed into law the NDAA which authorizes the indefinite detainment of American citizens without being charged of a crime if they are found to be affiliated with a terrorist organization. The unconstitutional TSA that on a daily basis violates your 4thamendment rights every time they search you in the airports, bus and train stations has now expanded their activities to Main Street America. The government to include local law enforcement is now developing the rules of engagement in regards to flying drones over American cities to spy on our citizens without a warrant violating our privacy rights. And lastly Obamacare steals our liberties in regards to medical decisions. We can no longer be trusted to make decisions concerning our health; instead we leave it to 15 unelected bureaucrats to make life and death decision in regards to treatment. This is just nuts! Check out the below video. Judge Napolitano does a great job explaining about the loss of our liberties.
But Obama doesn’t deserve all the blame here. You see we’ve been losing our liberties for decades now. Piece by piece our liberties are being stripped away from us by leftists who wear both the Democratic and Republican brand. I can feel how much liberty I’ve lost in the very short time I have walked this earth. But this isn’t something we talk about. It’s taboo to talk about surrendering our liberties because we willingly do it in the name of security or safety. But this I know, the loss of liberty impacts all people regardless of race, gender, or sexual preference and it’s one of the main reasons we’re struggling as a nation. Without liberty we are nothing. When the individual is shackled and our lives are regulated and managed by a central power, we as a people suffer terribly. This is why we’re suffering now and why no one is talking about this on the campaign trail is beyond me.
So I ask you what’s more believable, the left’s claim that Republicans are waging a war on women or the real war being waged on liberty? I know which one I believe. So should you.
Liberty forever, freedom for all!