Ever since Ronald Reagan uttered the famous line “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party; the party left me,” Republicans have been quick to point out just how far Democrats have veered portside. Some of this may have been overblown — until now.
If you’re looking for proof, look no further than the ever-triangulating William Jefferson Clinton. In fact, a quick comparison of the Obama Democrats’ policy positions with those of the Clinton presidency illustrates the point nicely.
• “Don’t ask, don’t tell”: This policy prevented the armed services from discriminating against homosexuals while simultaneously removing those who openly disclosed their sexual orientation. By most military accounts, it was a success. Democrats nonetheless passed a bill in 2010 granting the executive the power to repeal it, and in July of last year President Obama undid the Clinton compromise. Continue reading →
2016 is all the rage, but young Mr. Elliot here has something in store that’s worth a look. An irascible, and shall we say, adult look at how government soaks the taxpayer via a new film. Not for all ages, but makes the humorous point effectively so check out this interview/trailer at the Great Minnesota Get Together last month.
There’s an old adage about taking away the rights of others jeopardizing your own. Messing with even unpopular liberties, it seems, can quickly become a bad habit. Yet, in the wake of every tragedy with a firearm, liberal Democrats show a remarkable willingness to sacrifice the rights of self-defense.
It’s becoming abundantly clear they won’t stop there.
When the mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco put free speech in the cross hairs by threatening to deny business permits based on the political views of executives, you know you’ve entered a brave new world. Conservative critics say the blacklisting of Chick-fil-A for CEO Dan Cathy’s support of traditional marriage was merely the latest in a long line of attacks on religious liberty, and that’s true. Continue reading →