March 23, 2007
Why does liberalism advance regardless of elections? Why can liberals erode the war effort and preach global warming and other doctrines which result in more government control of our lives?
First, liberals are relentless. And that’s mostly because all of their issues are a substitute for religion. Their shrine is government and their god is the Democratic party.
Second, most conservatives have real lives. They don’t look to government to solve most things. They see it – as Ronald Reagan once said – as part of the problem. Because they don’t focus enough on the bad things government does and the even worse things liberals want it to do, liberals often get their way.
Third, the liberal doctrines of phony compassion and phony caring strike a chord in the hearts of some conservatives who fear being called names, especially “insensitive” and “uncaring.” Too many go along with bigger government at home and retreat abroad, because they want liberals to like them. They never will.
Those are just some of the reasons liberalism advances. There are more, but I only have this minute.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.