To My Liberal Friends

 

By Michael Greer

I’d like to have a conversation with my Liberal friends.

We Conservatives believe you have a right to your opinion and the right to express it. We may not agree with you but we’d defend your right with our last breath. You, on the other hand, seem quite comfortable preventing Conservatives from expressing their opinions. While I know many of you believe we should be allowed to speak, we haven’t seen any evidence that you are willing to defend our rights. We are being censored and silenced and I see no Liberals speaking in our defense. Why is that?

We believe in fair and honest elections. But every attempt we make to ensure our elections are fair and honest is thwarted by Liberals. Liberals say we are trying to suppress voters. Truthfully, we aren’t. But it’s against the law for non-citizens to vote and millions are. When there are more votes than eligible voters in districts with large numbers of illegal aliens, you know they are. In fact, Liberals have shown they want illegals to vote as many Liberal Mayors have passed laws allowing illegals to vote in local elections. I truly believe if Liberals believed illegal aliens would vote Republican they would do everything possible prevent it. Be honest, you know that’s true. Liberal Governors are signing bills that allow felons to vote. Please tell me how America benefits from felons voting. I suspect they will vote to curb police powers, reduce the number of police officers, lighter sentences, etc. You have to live with this lawlessness too, why do you support this?

We want voter ID to ensure the person voting is who they say they are and are legally allowed to vote. This is a reasonable expectation…..and I believe in your heart of hearts you know that is true. You also know it is a serious disadvantage not to have a valid ID. Why wouldn’t you want people to have one? You know they can’t travel, enter public buildings, buy alcohol, open a bank account, stay at a hotel and many other things……like vote in a union election. Instead of fighting against voter ID, why don’t you help the people who don’t have a valid ID get one? Conservatives believe in the rule of law and everyone playing by the same rules. There is little that is more divisive than exempting some groups from laws or rules others must abide by. It isn’t something people can get used to because they witness people committing acts everyday they would be punished for. Conservatives believe in playing by the rules. The DNC understands this and I imagine they laugh all the while they bus people from state to state to vote.

We respect elections. I have no doubt we were as upset by Obama’s election as you are about Trump’s election but we accepted he was our President. We would rather lose elections fairly than win them dishonestly. We accept that Presidents nominate Judges they want. The GOP has seldom tried to stop a Liberal appointment to the Supreme Court. Kagan and Sotomayor had no investigation into their high school years. Both admitted they’d legislate from the bench but received Republican votes. We didn’t shout and scream in the hearings for them. But, trust me, we were every bit as fearful of their rulings as you are of Constitutional rulings. You don’t get to choose every Supreme Court Justice.

Are you really on board with the character assassination of Constitutional Judges that is in full swing now? Do you really, in your heart, believe the accuser who can’t or won’t give the day, place or year of her accusation? Are you really supporting the overturn of our system of justice? Do you really not believe in due process anymore? Of the accused being innocent until PROVEN guilty? Do you question at all, the timing of the accusations? After all, Feinstein had an hour long private meeting with Kavanaugh. And Ms. Ford had already contacted a newspaper and hired a Liberal activist lawyer. Kavanaugh had been on a list of Supreme Court choices since Romney ran. She knew he was in consideration. Why wouldn’t she have contacted Republicans to have him taken off the list. Why wouldn’t she want to prevent his nomination? But, no, this comes out after the hearings and just before the vote.

Liberals are always saying I must get my news from FOX or I’m just repeating what I hear from Rush or Beck or Hannity. I’m told I should get my news from “reliable resources”. Really? What exactly are the “reliable resources”? Who do you think owns all the newspapers, networks, studios, etc? They are owned by a handful of Liberals. And they are staffed 90% plus with Liberals. Why would anyone believe media owned and staffed by Liberals were “reliable resources”? Do you actually believe a company full of Liberals is impartial or objective? Are you impartial and objective? I find many Liberals dismiss ANY information from what they’ve decided are not “reliable resources”. They don’t argue against the information, they don’t show proof it’s wrong, I doubt they even read it. We don’t expand our minds if we are unwilling to examine both sides of an issue and seek what is true, not what supports our view. I simply ask my Liberal friends to acknowledge what they consider “reliable resources”, may not be so reliable. And I challenge them to prove the information is wrong from the sources they don’t think are reliable instead of just dismissing it out of hand. (BTW, polls show FOX is the most trusted even among Liberals). May I point out to my Liberal friends that your “reliable resources” won’t report or publish information that conflicts with the Liberal agenda. Both the LA Times and NYTimes have said they won’t publish anything skeptical of Climate Change. That gives you the ability to dismiss information without examining it because it doesn’t come from the sources you accept as reliable.

Recently, a young man commented on my blog and told me I needed to research opposing opinions and compare them. Apparently, he didn’t actually read my blog. I’m sure I’ve done more research of the Liberal side than he has of the Conservative side. First, I’d like to ask how it’s possible not to know the Liberal side of any issue? It’s the only side presented in newspapers, on the news and opinion shows, in our Universities, by most government agencies, etc. We can’t even avoid it in entertainment. Movies, television shows and even sporting events preach the Liberal/Progressive Agenda. Can my Liberal friends, at least, admit that our institutions are controlled by Liberals? That doesn’t prove they represent the majority of the people, just that they control the information.

But let me ask my Liberal friends if they have done the kind of research into opposing sides I have. Not only can’t I avoid the opposing side (CNN on television screens in airports, in banks, even in my nail salon), I seek to understand it. I’ve gone to nearly every Townhall given by Karen Bass, Maxine Waters, Brad Sherman, etc. I went to dozens of Townhalls given by Democrat representatives to sell us Obamacare. I actually read all 2500 pages of Obamacare. I doubt any of those giving the Townhalls did. I’ve gone to meetings where we were told how we going to love Common Core, how great Smart Meters are, how we’re all going to love living in “walkable communities”. I’ve gone to School Board meetings, SKAG meetings, City Council meetings. I seek to get first hand information from people actually involved in the science, or the research, or the implementing of a program. I’ve met with Congressmen, Senators, Heads of State, scientists, city planners, Sheriffs, and many other experts. I’ve gone to hear Michael Mann speak on Climate Change. I went to a three day Climate Change Conference at UCSB where they opened the conference by saying how happy they were to be in a room full of Marxists. Recently, I flew to Malaysia for a UN’s World Urban Forum. I couldn’t have been more steeped in the opposing side.

I’m sure many of you are against censorship, but you are voting for people who will certainly censor the Right. We are being censored right now. Do you agree Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube, etc. are owned and staffed by Liberals? Why do you think they censor Conservatives but not Hamas, Farrakhan, ANTIFA? Does that bother you? The Left used to be passionately against censorship. Are you? If someone is speaking truth, does censoring them make them less truthful?

Liberals are always saying I must get my news from FOX or I’m just repeating what I hear from Rush or Beck or Hannity. I’m told I should get my news from “reliable resources”. Really? What exactly are the “reliable resources”? Who do you think owns all the newspapers, networks, studios, etc? They are owned by a handful of Liberals. And they are staffed 90% plus with Liberals. Why would anyone believe media owned and staffed by Liberals were “reliable resources”? Do you actually believe a company full of Liberals is impartial or objective? Are you impartial and objective?

I find many Liberals dismiss ANY information from what they’ve decided are not “reliable resources”. They don’t argue against the information, they don’t show proof it’s wrong, I doubt they even read it. We don’t expand our minds if we are unwilling to examine both sides of an issue and seek what is true, not what supports our view. I simply ask my Liberal friends to acknowledge what they consider “reliable resources”, may not be so reliable. And I challenge them to prove the information is wrong from the sources they don’t think are reliable instead of just dismissing it out of hand. (BTW, polls show FOX is the most trusted even among Liberals). May I point out to my Liberal friends that your “reliable resources” won’t report or publish information that conflicts with the Liberal agenda. Both the LA Times and NYTimes have said they won’t publish anything skeptical of Climate Change. That gives you the ability to dismiss information without examining it because it doesn’t come from the sources you accept as reliable.

Recently, a young man commented on my blog and told me I needed to research opposing opinions and compare them. Apparently, he didn’t actually read my blog. I’m sure I’ve done more research of the Liberal side than he has of the Conservative side. First, I’d like to ask how it’s possible not to know the Liberal side of any issue? It’s the only side presented in newspapers, on the news and opinion shows, in our Universities, by most government agencies, etc. We can’t even avoid it in entertainment. Movies, television shows and even sporting events preach the Liberal/Progressive Agenda. Can my Liberal friends, at least, admit that our institutions are controlled by Liberals? That doesn’t prove they represent the majority of the people, just that they control the information.

But let me ask my Liberal friends if they have done the kind of research into opposing sides I have. Not only can’t I avoid the opposing side (CNN on television screens in airports, in banks, even in my nail salon), I seek to understand it. I’ve gone to nearly every Townhall given by Karen Bass, Maxine Waters, Brad Sherman, etc. I went to dozens of Townhalls given by Democrat representatives to sell us Obamacare. I actually read all 2500 pages of Obamacare. I doubt any of those giving the Townhalls did. I’ve gone to meetings where we were told how we going to love Common Core, how great Smart Meters are, how we’re all going to love living in “walkable communities”. I’ve gone to School Board meetings, SKAG meetings, City Council meetings. I seek to get first hand information from people actually involved in the science, or the research, or the implementing of a program. I’ve met with Congressmen, Senators, Heads of State, scientists, city planners, Sheriffs, and many other experts. I’ve gone to hear Michael Mann speak on Climate Change. I went to a three day Climate Change Conference at UCSB where they opened the conference by saying how happy they were to be in a room full of Marxists. Recently, I flew to Malaysia for a UN’s World Urban Forum. I couldn’t have been more steeped in the opposing side.

I’m sure many of you are against censorship, but you are voting for people who will certainly censor the Right. We are being censored right now. Do you agree Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube, etc. are owned and staffed by Liberals? Why do you think they censor Conservatives but not Hamas, Farrakhan, ANTIFA? Does that bother you? The Left used to be passionately against censorship. Are you? If someone is speaking truth, does censoring them make them less truthful?

Liberals tell me I’m just afraid of change and I need to get with the times. Well, certainly America is not the country I grew up in, but is that good? Is all change good? Is overwhelming homelessness good? Is socialism really better than Capitalism and liberty? When I was growing up, we kids ran around the neighborhood with other kids and dogs. We rode bikes and skated. We climbed trees and built forts. Recently, a family got a visit from both the police and CPS for allowing their 8 year old to walk their dog around the block. Is that better? Is it better to confuse kids by telling them gender is fluid and there are 100+ genders? Is it better to give pre-pubescent kids hormones that sterilize them before they understand what that means? It it better that schools and government are taking more and more parental rights? Is it better Government is taking more and more property rights? Is a one party system better?

When I was growing up, government protected us and provided us with the resources we needed. We all believed in individual freedom, in personal responsibility, in self determination. We all spoke the same language and shared traditions. How is it better having government now telling us how to live, where we can live, what we are allowed to own? How is it better having people who don’t speak our language, have nothing in common with us, and in many cases don’t like us, living with us. Tell me where multiculturalism has worked. If you can, I’d be willing to consider it.

When I was growing up we all believed Communism was evil. Now we have a Communist Mayor in New York and a Communist running for President. Our Universities teaching Socialism is good and Capitalism evil. Is that better? I know Liberals who are against censorship, who believe in due process, Capitalism and private property, who believe in God, who are against global governance, who love this country, but what they need to understand is that voting for ANY Democrat Is voting for global governance. They are voting against everything that made America the most successful country in the world. They are voting against everything they love. Because every Democrat is In lockstep with the Democrat agenda or they will be destroyed……as we are witnessing.


Michael Greer

Michael Greer retired from the film/television industry and is the co-organizer of the Santa Monica Tea Party and the Los Angeles Tea Party, on the board of directors of the Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights and was a member of the Republican Central Committee for the 41st Assembly District.  Her website is: http://madderthanhell.wordpress.com/


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