by Steve Lancaster 1/4/14
Have you ever been stopped at a light or stop sign and a person on a bike, generally but not exclusively male, whizzes through the stop without even slowing down? You observe that the rider is dressed in spandex that is altogether too tight and leaves little to be imagined, a helmet shaped like a teardrop; as if this outfit is going to make the rider 1/10 mph faster and a bicycle that cost more than my first house.
This is the Progressive, liberal, democrat ideology on wheels. First is the disregard for the rule of law, Progressives really do believe that law and order descends from their needs and wants. Most libertarians are truly troubled by this. We freely acknowledge that order in society is necessary to a point, it’s the location of that point where we veer from conservatives. However, back to the analogy.
The rider thinks that wearing the outfit of a professional makes them somehow equal in skill to a professional. The progressive thinks that all you have to do is wear the semblance of values and the public will concede the argument just because, “He means well.” Our current monarch is exactly like the bike rider. He thinks that being elected somehow magically transforms him into competent. The bike rider certainly does not mean to endanger himself or others by his action, he just assumes everyone is waiting for him.
The progressive bike rider will take control because most drivers at the stop will yield rather than challenge the bike rider to stop as required common sense and law. To be successful conservatives and libertarians must challenge the bike rider, risk his wrath when given a ticket and summons to explain himself to a judge. It is here that we are decades behind the progressives. They have usurped law to their own ends and we are asking, “(W)hisky, (T)ango, (F)oxtrot happened?”
Because we on our old, but reliable one speed Schwinn in jeans and tennis shoes do stop at the light; the progressive assumes we are not in the race. However, when his 10,000 dollar bike breaks down because of overburden on thin wheels, none of his cohort will bother to stop; he is facing a long walk without aid and being the chumps we are we will stop an offer assistance. • (1250 views)