Something has occurred to me, something so simple and subtle yet so devious and cunning.
For years I have listened as our legislators and members of the mainstream media have tried their very best to convince the American People that certain laws needed to be passed. As I have listened to their speeches and read their columns I have observed something; the subject of each was not important…it was the carefully selected verbiage of their sales pitch that got my attention. I began to find entertainment in picking out the freshly minted turns of phrases that will saturate the airwaves and soon infiltrate the conversation around our dinner tables. However, on reflection it wasn’t so entertaining when I realized that it was all part of a planned manipulation.
I heard terms like “common sense legislation” “meaningful legislation” and wanting to enact policies that “just made good sense”. These terms were all followed by lengthy rhetoric intended to convince me that THEY knew more about what I wanted and needed than I did. Then they mixed in terms like tolerance, freedom, equality, prosperity and even mentioned you, Liberty, in a blatantly deceitful play to win my trust……..to lull me……….no, to con me into the misguided belief that their ideas were somehow in complete harmony with the American Spirit and our Constitution.
Check these out: Nancy Pelosi in 2008 continuously spoke about her “Commonsense plan” to lower gas prices. When that plan was finally revealed, gas prices literally skyrocketed. During her tenure as Speaker of The House, she incessantly referred to the unconstitutional Dream Act as “commonsense legislation” in an effort to “sell” the bill to the American People. October, 2013, MSNBC Online reporter Clare Kim stated that “Rep. Pelosi, Sens. Boxer and Feinstein will march……..for “common sense gun laws”. President Obama, April, 2013, ” We can pass “common sense laws to protect our kids…” The fact is, behind closed doors they decided to label their legislative initiatives as being “common sense” in a clear effort to draw attention away from the fact that they are most likely in direct conflict with our Constitution.
This is the kind of trickery that the Progressives are using these days; fortunately, our Forefathers gave us a Constitution to refer to and guide us. You see, Liberty, when it’s labeled “common sense”, people are naturally afraid to oppose it because if they do, they might find themselves a target for harassment, humiliation or ridicule. The Iron fist of Socialism or Authoritarian Progressivism does not like opposing ideas; especially when those opposing ideas will limit or minimize their power. Dare to speak out against them and you risk being defined as intolerant, hateful, ignorant or worse yet…racist.
The questions that I want all of America to be asking when we hear words like “common sense legislation” … are… “Is the proposed legislation Constitutional?” and “Whose liberty is at stake?”.