John Ransom

The most dangerous trend for the country over the last several years isn’t the GDP trendline or the unemployment rate.


It’s rather how liberals- especially Obama- have devalued and degraded words into having different meanings than their original intent.

In fact, they have perverted some of our best and most innocent words in a way not unlike someone who seeks to corrupt a virgin.

Words like “justice,” “fairness,” “racism,” “reform” and “equality” no longer can be used to support liberty and tear down barriers to success. Instead they are erected like armed forts in the midst of an occupied population.  

Liberals have destroyed what is best and most innocent about these words: their ideals.

In doing so, they have carefully corrupted some of the country’s best ideals into political whores with only one purpose: to satisfy a political desire in return for money.

It doesn’t matter to progressives. They’ll take cash, tax credit or tax increase. You pick.      

Today, for example, the word “justice” no longer has a moral or absolute value.

Instead, “justice” demands that we convict someone of a crime before an investigation is even complete, as we see with George Zimmerman. It demands the lynching- either in fact or in effigy- of “white” people as atonement for the sins of the past in a kind of political Passion play.  

“Justice” demands that race and gender become a determining factor in the outcome of everything- court proceedings, elections, tax reform and the debate about entitlements.

It means that the Associated Press can write that whites’ negative feelings about blacks could cost Obama the election while completely ignoring the statistical fact that for blacks the single most important attribute driving black votes is skin color. 95 percent of blacks voted for Obama, while 4 percent voted for McCain.       

So, the word “racist” now means any person who stands against destructive, progressive ideas, like confiscating wealth.

John Ransom

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