Two Visions for America: Progressivism vs. Conservatism
Fellow patriots, we’ve got a problem. The President, Democrats , RINOS, liberal judges, liberal media, bureaucrats, and Obama Czars are trying to change America into what they believe we should be:
They say they want us to be like Socialist Europe. We say we want to look like the America our Founding Fathers created.
They say everyone has a right to security, a home, food, education, a job, healthcare and a minimal standardof living. We say everyone has a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
They say government has to redistribute wealth and equalize the results of people’s individual choices. We say government has no right to redistribute the private property of one citizen to give to another and no business trying to equalize results.
They say we need even more entitlements and handouts. We say they need to stop creating a dependent majority of Americans.
They say it is society’s responsibility to take care of people. We say it is each person’s responsibility to take care of themselves and their families, unless they truly cannot.
They say wealth is bad. We say the greatness of America is that everyone has a chance to improve their way of life and become wealthy.
They say we have to bail out businesses and individuals when their choices lead to failure. We say let them fail.
They say we have to limit the profits of individuals and businesses. We say profits are necessary and good because they encourage people to work hard, succeed, and take risks.
They say government creates jobs. We say businesses create jobs.
They say they have to control businesses and the economy. We’ve say we’ve seen that before and it doesn’t work. Give us economic freedom so we can prosper. They say capitalism and the free market have failed. We say government policies and regulations have caused all our problems and the free market hasn’t been free for a long time.
They say we need to take care of the rest of the world by redistributing our wealth. We say the rest of the world won’t do well until they try freedom.
They want social justice. We want equal justice.
They say our rights come from the government. We say our unalienable rights come from God.
They look at us in groups—black, white, brown, male, female, old, young, rich, and poor. We say quit using class warfare to pit us against each other and look at us as individual Americans.
They say they have to control and regulate the Internet, radio, and TV to bring fairness. We say we are guaranteed freedom of the press and speech and the only reason they want to regulatethem is because we’re winning in getting our message across.
They say the federal government should control the states. We say pay attention to the 10th amendment and that most of what the federal government does is unconstitutional.
They say they can decide what is and isn’t politically correct speech. We say we are free to say anything we want and the reason they want to shut us up is because wedon’t agree with them.
They want to control how much energy we use in our homes and businesses and charge us for carbon. We say we know what their game is –the government and their buddies are going to get rich off of us.
They say the environment is more important than property rights and people. We say that people and property rights are more important than the environment.
They say we have to eat “right” and drive Smart cars while they drive SUVs, limos, and fly in private jets. We say we’ll eat whatever we want, drive whatever we want and go wherever we want.
They say they will purposefully drive up the cost of gas, oil, coal and electricity to make us use less. We say drill here and we don’t apologize for using fossil fuels and natural resources.
They say morality doesn’t matter. We say that morality is necessary for people to be free.
They say the government can tell families how to raise their children. We say we know best how to raise our children.
They say it is the government’s role to force us to be charitable and they will decide who to give our money to. We say true charity is voluntary.
They say they can keep spending and putting us into unsustainable debt. We say stop spending now.
They say America is bad and that we are racist, sexist, bigots, imperialistic, greedy, and selfish. We say we are proud to be Americans and we are the greatest, freest, and most generous country ever.
They say globalism and the UN come before American sovereignty. We say American sovereignty comes before globalism and the UN.
They say America can’t be trusted as the only superpower. We say the world is safer when America is strong.
They abandon our allies and appease our enemies. We say stop appeasing and funding our enemies and stand by our allies.
They say it is our fault we are being attacked by radical Muslims. We say the Muslim extremists are doing what they believe and it isn’t our fault.
They say our Constitution is outdated and in need of change. We say if we return to constitutional principles, we will fix all our problems.
They say we’re violent. We're not violent—just not silent anymore!
We stand for transformative change with a return to the basic principles of freedom and small government.