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Saturday, September 17, 2011

From Violent to Murderous: Top 10 Examples of Liberal Incivility

By Rick Pearcey • September 17, 2011, 04:51 PM

These attacks, compiled by Human Events, are not merely the momentary tactics of a desperate political philosophy or a desperately weakened Barack Hussein Obama.

Instead, these attacks are greased by a liberalism that is relativistic at its core, having rejected the Creator (see the Declaration of Independence) as the basis of liberating and normative ethical and political content.

This relativism opens the door to absolute hate. But not as an abberation. It's a package deal.

The contrast with the founding ideals of the American republic is stark: If there is inhumanity, and there will be in a broken world, there is an adequate intellectual and moral basis upon which to challenge the inhumanity, whether it arises among the people or whether it arises in the state.

Neither the society nor the state is absolute, for neither is the Creator. Neither the society nor the state is liberating, for neither is the Creator.

Yes, the Founders understood wherein lies the center of gravity of human freedom and dignity:

All men are created equal [and] . . . are endowed by their Creator with certian unalienable rights, . . . among them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

It is, therefore, "We the People," under God, in social and political community with the Creator. Not to assert a false absolute but to challenge the false idol of centralized authority.

And what the Founders understood, the Founders acted upon.

Thus the Declaration of Independence. Thus the practice of independence. Thus the unfolding, sometimes very costly, of the principles of freedom over time, throughout the individual states, and among the people.

The lesson of tyranny in history is clear: First demonize, then destroy. First incivility, then inhumanity. First chaos, then control. Even if marketed as hope, change, and transformation. 

It is fortunate that many in America are seeing this, and taking corrective redemptive action, before it is too late.

"Love thy neighbor" always is a challenge to the status quo.