Friday, June 02, 2006

Democrats in Tights

Ever wish for a peek inside a liberals head? Wonder what an interesting place it must be?

A letter to the editor in today's Washington Post, How Faith Works for Democrats, stunningly reveals the source of their mysticism. It's from James Clyburn, D-South Carolina, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. After paying homage to Thomas Jefferson's church and state separation the letter continues:
"[Democrats are] rooted in [Gospel of] Matthew's directive to provide for the least among us and are guided by [the New Testament's Letter of] James's admonition that "faith without works is dead [2:17]."

"We believe that the federal budget is a moral document in which our values are demonstrated through our spending priorities.

Any budget that favors the wealthy over working Americans, cuts aid to school children, slashes health care for veterans, under-funds first responders and reduces opportunities for those who are the least in our society is a budget that fails to keep faith with America's values."
This brief encyclical exposes a secret Dan Brown was saving for his next book, "The DeMocratic Code."

Translated for college students, it says the only way to realize democrats' moral obligations is by spending, not doing, and the federal budget is their bible. After extorting $2 from a man it's a sin to return $1. And whatever you steal for the least of my brothers you steal for Lyndon Johnson.

It finally makes sense: Ted Kennedy imagines himself in tights, handsome as Errol Flynn, redistributing from the rich to the poor. Assisted by his Merry Men with Nancy Pelosi playing Maid Merrian, Barney Frank her understudy, allied against George Bush, the scheming High Sheriff of Nottingham. Mel Brooks is a shoe-in to be the next Democratic Party Chairman.

This is why democrats complain social programs are cut 5% when the Sheriff only increases spending 7% instead of 12% (for college students, that's 12-7=5). Their path to eternal bliss is predicated on the work of others.

Like all religious texts, the faithful are selective in their reading. They must have missed Jefferson's, "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."


  1. Something about the mention of Mel Brooks and the phrase "dems in tights" just made me do it.

    Dems In Tights
    (with thanks to Mel Brooks)

    We're Dems, we're Dems in tights
    We roam around the congress making up rights
    We're Dems, we're Dems in tights
    We rob from the rich and give to the latest plight
    We may get caught cheating
    But watch what you say, or else we'll blame you for blight
    We're Dems, we're Dems in tights
    Always at work rewording the bill of rights

  2. Well done. When might you upload the mp3?

  3. It's like you're right here with me.

    Well said! Even I could understand it. LOL


  4. thomas, good post.

    Full disclosure, I am an Independent, go figure right?

    ""The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
    --- This sounds very "survival of the fittest".

    So the question is, where do we draw the line on this "survival of the fittest" philosophy?

    That's the hard part.

  5. I doubt Jefferson thought survival of the fittest was an appropriate tax policy. What Jefferson did understand was tax policy should be used to encourage positive behavior and discourage negative behavior. If a country begins, as we have, to redistribute wealth through taxes by taking from those who are industrious to those that are not, there's insufficient incentive for those benefitting from federal largesse to improve their prospects on their own. Worse, as has been commented on before by others with better statistics and familiary than myself, is evidence suggesting welfare can become addictive for multiple generations. That is the saddest part of our welfare programs.

    Improved administration of welfare is beyond the scope of a blog comment, but I believe we can find inspiration for what worked by looking backwards through history to see how charity was administered before the federal government or United Way got involved.

  6. thomas, I would gladly join your fight. The modern day welfare system is in need of a new blank slate, a new start.

  7. Rocketstar,

    Democracy is not about the survival of the fittest - that is anarchy. If you take from those who work do give to those who will not that is socialism. The key word is "would not" Obviously I am willing to give to those who are incapable, but those who are just plain lazy... forget about it.