Susan Stamper Brown, 5/15/2016 [Archive]

Liberalism: The Wolf on a Sled Dog Team

By Susan Stamper Brown

A wise Alaskan once said, "If you tie a wolf to a sled dog team, there will be lots of activity but no forward progress."

He was right, and his excellent word picture can easily be applied to the state of things in America these days, given all the commotion happening over bathrooms, wedding cakes and other non-issues raised by the proverbial wolves of secular liberalism who prey about, seeking to devour what's left of the America our Founder's established.

Sure, conservatism struck out this election cycle, but like the Boston Red Sox learned from being 0-3 against the Yankees in the 2004 World Series, persistence pays off. Take it from this blonde columnist who has experienced more disappointing defeats than victories in her life thus far -- pushing forward, despite temporary defeat is the stuff winning is made of -- especially when what we're doing is less about us and more about "For love of the game." Or, in the case of conservatism, for the love of God and country.

That kind of devotion is maddening to the wolves of secular liberalism who will not rest until they've removed all things rational, moral, traditional and right, like liberal Harvard Professor Mark Tushnet, who says the culture wars are over and his side won, simply because they are on top this inning. The highly educated but not-so-wise professor is already making plans on what should be done to those conservatives, evangelical conservatives specifically, he claims lost the culture wars.

Bloviating in Balkinblogspot.com on May 6, Tushnet proposed "taking a hard line" approach over playing nice would suffice. "Trying to be nice to the losers didn't work well after the Civil War... (And taking a hard line seemed to work reasonably well in Germany and Japan after 1945)," he wrote. You really cannot fix stupid. The sheer idiocy of equating evangelical conservatives to the Nazi's of 1945 Germany highlights why it's necessary for liberals to hunker down behind fake labels and syrupy words to disguise how they really feel.

As Ronald Reagan once said, "The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn't so."

"But the war's over, and we won," Tushnet bragged in his blogging rant. Maybe in his mind it's over, but what he and other secular liberals fail to get is that it's fundamentally impossible to win a war that's already been won. (Evangelicals understand that the ultimate "culture war" between right and wrong was waged on a cross two thousand years ago.)

The battles we fight today are for the hearts and minds of individuals and for the soul of a nation blessed by God once upon a time and in a land far, far away from this dark place we now stand where wolves seek to devour the very things which allow them the ability to freely roam.

President Reagan prophetically understood the dangers we face: "If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth...Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the ideals of the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves."

I hate to break it to liberalism's wolves, but all of us irritating conservatives will continue getting up, knockdown after knockdown, because, as Braveheart's William Wallace said, "It's all for nothing if you don't have freedom."

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© 2016 Susan Stamper Brown Susan lives in Alaska and writes about culture, politics and current events. She was selected as one of America's 50 Best Conservative writers for 2015. Her columns are syndicated by CagleCartoons.com. Contact her by Facebook or at writestamper@gmail.com.

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