Choice is a sacred word among liberals. They use it all the time, and when they say the word it is with practiced reverence. But there is a problem with the self-proclaimed hallowed ground on which liberals stand when it comes choice; that ground is contaminated by insincerity, distortion, and lies. The left’s belief in choice is a carefully manufactured myth. To put an appropriately fine point on it, when liberals pontificate about the importance of choice, they are lying. The only choice they truly want people to have is the choice to abort innocent unborn babies. Other than abortion, liberals are adamantly opposed to giving Americans freedom of choice in their daily lives. Let’s consider some examples of how liberals oppose choice.
If liberals really believed in choice, they would not oppose giving parents the choice to place their children in charter schools; something they do vociferously. But self-protective teachers’ unions whose leaders know that under-performing public schools cannot stand up to the competition of charter schools use their political clout to eliminate them as an option. In other words, liberals use political power to ensure that parents have no choice when it comes to the education of their children. So much for choice.
If liberals really believed in choice, they would not attack black Americans who choose independence over government assistance, nor would they attack black Americans who choose conservatism over liberalism. Let a black American choose to identify himself on the basis of something other than race and that individual becomes a pariah among liberals. Let a successful black American choose to publically state that government dependence is just another way to keep the minority races in chains and he will be labeled a traitor or an Uncle Tom. Let a black American choose to join the Republican Party and the attacks on him will be unmerciful and unrelenting. So much for choice.
If liberals really believed in choice, they would not put so much effort into taking away the choice Americans are given by the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment allows Americans to decide for themselves whether they wish to be armed or not. Liberals have already been successful in making the choice to own guns more difficult than the Second Amendment suggests it should be. Apparently the only people liberals want to have freedom of choice when it comes to guns are the criminals who cause all of the gun-related problems liberals are always wringing their hands about. No law or regulation enacted or proposed by liberals has done anything to keep guns out of the hands of criminals. The only people punished by gun laws are law-abiding citizens. So much for choice.
If liberals believed in choice, they would not have passed and enacted healthcare legislation that gives Americans no choice concerning health insurance. The misnamed Affordable Care Act was passed out of Congress without even a hint of support from Republicans and over the objections of a few thinking Democrats. Prior to passage of the AFA, Americans could choose what type of health insurance to buy and what types of coverage the insurance would provide. In fact, they could even choose to do without health insurance, which many healthy younger people did. Not anymore. Obamacare took away an American’s choice when it comes to health insurance. So much for choice.
If liberals really believed in choice, they would not have passed regulations that require gasoline to contain ethanol. In the old days Americans could pull into a gas station and choose between regular, mid-grade, and high-test gasoline. Now, no matter what grade of gasoline you choose it is likely to contain ethanol courtesy of the federal government. Despite the fact that scientists have known for some time that ethanol is not the environmentally safe alternative advocates claim it to be, liberals still oppose giving Americans freedom of choice when it comes to the gasoline they use in their cars, trucks, and gasoline powered equipment. So much for choice.
If liberals really believed in choice, they would not tell Americans what size soft drinks they are allowed to purchase, what type of toilet they have to buy, or what type of light bulbs they must use. This article has touched on only a few choices liberals have taken away from Americans; there are many, many more. Not only that, every day bureaucrats in the federal government are creating new and more burdensome regulations that will rob us of additional choices. Liberals make a lot of noise about being pro-choice but the facts belie their hypocritical claim. The truth is, liberals want you to be able to murder an innocent unborn baby and that is about it. As to other choices in your life, they will make them for you. So much for choice.