Is it just me or is the constitution only “valid” when a Republican is in office? And why would that be? I think I can tell you. You see, I went to one of the most liberal colleges in the northwest, The Evergreen State College. Now, don’t be fooled, it’s not as good as it sounds. They spout “acceptance” and “tolerance” and all the other pretty words, but even the staff who work there have said it’s all smoke and mirrors. An employee actually told me that she doesn’t even say, “Hi” to someone in the hallway because that person will find some way to be offended by it. Sounds like a great place to work.
So Evergreen is actually the first place I studied the Constitution. I didn’t even learn about it in high school in AP History classes. I was pretty impressed that a liberal college would choose to focus so deeply on it. We were taught that it was deliberately written vaguely to allow for “interpretation” and changes over time, yet is still an important framework. We were taught how important it was to be respected and followed at all times. Sounds awesome! Sounds – well – conservative. Until, that is, I realized the time period during which I was attending TESC – it was during George W. Bush’s presidency.
Hmmm, so while Bush was in office, the constitution was very valid and very important – to be used to keep Bush from making any laws the Democrats didn’t like. Now that Obama is president, suddenly it’s invalid, old, too vague, just something to be discarded and circumvented. So instead of recognizing that they wouldn’t like the same thing to happen to them and their values, they are going to ignore it and ram everything they can down our throats.
One thing they forget though – not all Democrats are “Stepford Wives”. I will finally admit it – I am registered as a Democrat. However, I have always voted as an independent. I refuse to be “owned” by either party and I base my votes on my values and which person I believe represents the majority of them. I will NOT vote based on what one party tells me I have to do to be one of them. The last couple of years though, I am being pushed further and further to the right as the Democratic party becomes more and more controlling. I was “green” before anyone thought of telling me I had to be and ridiculing me if I didn’t do enough to meet their standards. I was eating organic long ago because I wanted to, not because some morally superior group of people started acting like I’m too incompetent to eat without their help. I am insulted when I hear things like a woman must be stupid if she is a Republican or votes for a Republican. Other women fought SO HARD to give us independence and show that we had our own brains and COULD be an active, intelligent part of politics.
Now this current bunch of Democratic women are actually DENYING us that right to be independent and they do all they can to discredit any woman who doesn’t kiss the party ring. It now takes a stronger woman to be a Republican because she’s no longer fighting the male establishment – she’s having to fight her own gender who want to control her as much as any male ever wanted to control a woman. Would they tolerate any male that said, “You will eat what I tell you to eat, drive what I tell you to drive, live where I tell you to live, vote how I tell you to vote”?
All the things Democrats hated about Republicans, like believing they were too controlling in their policies, the Democrats are now doing. They aren’t any better than the Republicans; they have proven that given the same power to be controlling, they will do the very same thing. So exactly how are they morally superior?
Rather than try to do better, the Democrats are forgetting one more important thing – they will not be the power forever. I know they want to be and many people are worried they will be, but those of us who refuse to be “brainwashed” or “Stepford Wives” will not allow it. It may or may not be the Republican party that prevails, but it WILL eventually be someone besides the Democrats because this kind of control will not be tolerated long. Obama loves to call anyone who doesn’t agree with his narcissistic ideas “the enemy” and any laws that he can possibly make are weapons of “revenge”. Impressive leadership, isn’t it? So they better hope that the next controlling party really is morally superior to them and actually works to represent the whole country and not just use their time to get even with the Democrats. “Revenge” won’t be so sweet on the receiving end.