I've always been one to love a good political debate, but that's something you just can't have with most liberals - especially Bernie Sanders supporters.
There have been a number of Bernie supporters over the past couple of days sharing posts on Facebook regarding how truly wonderful and inspiring the Socialist Senator from Vermont is. These posts come from some childhood friends / acquaintances I have from my youth in Massachusetts. They all swoon over how it's great that Bernie is going to give college tuition away for free to everyone who wants it. How he's going to give health care to everyone who wants it. How he's going to make those evil rich people pay even more of their money than they currently pay (they fund roughly 90% of this government's receipts already - but Bernie wants more). They rave about how everybody is going to be brought together and treated equally by Bernie - except for those evil rich people.
What they can't do is defend how Bernie's going to do it, or the rationale for doing so.
I've asked questions that I know my liberal friends have read, imploring Sanders supporters to tell me just how what he wants to do was ever envisioned by the Founding Fathers of this nation, or even how it would be possible under our Constitution. I've engaged those supporters with questions asking them how they can support someone who actually won't treat everybody equally even though he says he wants to, simply because he wants their money. I've asked them how he can call for a $15/hr minimum wage, yet pay his own interns $12/hr. "Interns are interns, they don't get paid" is the usual response, followed by my reply of "Slaves didn't get paid, either".
And the internet is suddenly filled with the sound of crickets chirping . . .
Worse yet, some of them actually claim that the Founding Fathers would support Bernie's goals of going after the rich, yet never quite get around to citing just where their sources are for that claim. Following that request, they do the typical:
They cut and run. Usually deleting the initial post.
Because when you ask someone on the left something that the bought-and-paid-for media talking heads don't have the intelligence nor the guts to ask them, they can only do one thing.
If you read my earlier article about "snowflakes" - those young Millennials who have never worked, who have had everything handed to them, who have never been pushed back when they have demanded something from family or society, then you know I have little respect for them, because they think they are the most entitled generation on Earth, simply because they occupy space and eat up oxygen on this planet.
They're locusts, devouring everything and providing nothing, and leaving desolation in their wake.
And they're the perfect Bernie Sanders supporters, as are those fellow liberals who have spent their entire lives looking for (and in many cases), finding ways to have government take care of an ever-increasing part of their lives. They may live in America, but they have no concept of what it is like to be an American as envisioned by the very Founding Fathers they like to use as a punch line. And they have no concept what their actions will foster, because they only care about themselves.
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