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Who We Are

posted at 4:57 pm on August 5, 2009 by

There seems to be a bit of confusion among Democrats about the nature of the opposition to their plans. Maybe I can help clear things up, by telling them a few things about us.

We’re not paid minions of any corporate interest or lobby. Most bloggers working to stop the Obama health-care disaster are like me, writing when they can find the time, because we care about the future of our country. The same is true of the people showing up at town hall meetings, and organizing rallies. Some of us are well-dressed in tailored suits. Others wear jeans and T-shirts. Most of us are dressed in what we wore to work.

Our support for a massive government program does not increase when you tell us we’re not allowed to ask questions about it.

We’re not racists. We’re also not racialists. We don’t think a wise Latina is inherently more qualified to do anything than a wise Asian woman, a wise white woman, or a wise white man. We’re tired of being fed excuses for high government offices staffed by anything but the best people for the job. There are too many high government offices, so we’d like some of Obama’s absurdly incompetent appointees to take their titles with them when they leave. We remember what it was like when we got rid of the Clinton mob, so we’ll be conducting inventories on the contents of those vacated offices, before we turn out the lights and pour cement in the locks.

We don’t like having to fight desperate battles to save our freedom and future from socialist politicians every ten or twenty years. We don’t like having our time wasted with trillion-dollar statist fantasies, when our government is already trillions of dollars in the red. We’re tired of checking the papers each day, to see which group of us has been targeted as enemies of the State. We’re growing impatient waiting for the Democrats to come up with ideas that don’t require their supporters to hate someone. We’ve had our fill of “progressives” who act as if we’re living in 1909, and none of their diseased policies have ever been tried before.

We believe government should be punished for failing to live up to the expectations of its citizens, not the other way around. We don’t think people who destroy thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in market value should get a pass because they meant well. We’ve had enough of dodging a massive State that wants to organize, subsidize, penalize, and divide us. We refuse to pay tithe to a religion we don’t support, including the official State religion of global warming. We demand honesty, humility, and transparency from our public servants, no matter how many elections they’ve won. We won’t settle for making the only important decisions about our futures in the voting booth, once every couple of years.

We don’t blame people for showing up to grab their share of a government handout. We blame the people who stole the money from the rest of us, and put it on the table for them. We don’t think respect for private property ends at a certain income level, or that only some people should be applauded for doing their best to get ahead in life. We believe in the power and righteousness of capitalism, the exchange of goods and services between free people acting in their own best interests. There is no moral substitute for it. Every other scheme for governing human affairs amounts to a few dominating some, to the applause of others. Our freedom is not for sale, and we reserve the right to defend it from theft.

We don’t invest our hopes in the government. It is beneath the dignity of free men and women to spend their days hoping a politician decides to provide for our needs. We face the future, not with passive and helpless “hope”, but with active and dynamic faith in ourselves, and our fellow Americans. We are opposed to a political class that tries to cultivate our hopes by showering us with fear. We don’t trust politicians with our fortunes, much less with our lives. In fact, we don’t trust politicians much at all… but we absolutely require them to trust us.

We do not regard America as the sole country on Earth that should be forbidden from taking pride in its history, traditions, and achievements. We reject the notion that celebrating our traditions is an automatic insult to anyone else. We owe absolutely no apologies to murderous dictators or unelected tyrants, and we care little for their feelings. We believe there are many lessons to be learned from our history, by all the people of the world, and we cannot teach those lessons if we allow ourselves to be shamed into silence. We will never hesitate to call evil by its proper name, or give evil men good reasons to fear us.

Now, if you’ll excuse us, we have a lot of work to do. There’s an election coming up next year.

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Ed Morrissey on August 6, 2009 at 12:13 AM

Someone broke the blog again ;)

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Seven Percent Solution on August 6, 2009 at 1:21 AM

Another excellent post by Doctor Zero. Hey, do you have some time available in ’12 to run for POTUS?

FloatingRock on August 6, 2009 at 4:02 AM

Double “BOOYAH!”…the Doctor is in!!

grumpy_old_soldier on August 6, 2009 at 5:05 AM

Where can I sign??

Cylor on August 6, 2009 at 5:33 AM

Who IS this guy?!

An absolutely brilliant manifesto declaration of what real Americans today should stand for. This should be sent out to everyone you know.

The revolution will not be televised, but it will happen.

J.J. Sefton on August 6, 2009 at 6:23 AM

Another excellent post by Doctor Zero. Hey, do you have some time available in ‘12 to run for POTUS?

FloatingRock on August 6, 2009 at 4:02 AM

Smart people never run for office!

blatantblue on August 6, 2009 at 6:54 AM

Who IS this guy?!

Exactly. I agree with the take but if you, Doc, are going to make yourself “Our” spokesman then take off the mask.

Are you afraid you’ll lose clients or piss off the boss? Is the family big in the DNC?

If you can’t come out then please don’t presume you’re some kind of Leader. “Anonymous” doesn’t speak for me.

I hope you take this as encouragement to step up not as criticism.

rcl on August 6, 2009 at 7:20 AM

ditto. Dr. Zero is absolutley my favorite.

Jeanine Garafolo said that we right wingers are hard wired differently. I didn’t quite understand what she meant until I realized that when we say, with pride and a swelling feeling of nationalism, “In America, you can be anything you want to be if you are willing to work for it. You can work hard to create a better future for yourself and your children. In America, if you try very hard, if you sacrifice, if you give the sweat equity, you can have a better life.”
You see, I now “get it” that 51% of the people really don’t want to work all that hard, or try all that hard, or be left to their own devises. They really do want to be told what to do with their lives. They really do want Obama to tell them what to do, and not force them to have to think about it. They are hard wired different from us. They believe that personal responsibility is as quaint as personal property.
Doc, we are a dying breed, and with the new healthcare regulations, it is possible that on Page 832, we all get lobotomies.

Ohio Granny on August 6, 2009 at 7:34 AM

Doc,
You have succinctly and clearly summarized the sentiment of me and many here. Keep up the great work.
God bless you.

mountainmanbob on August 6, 2009 at 7:48 AM

Just what the doctor ordered. God bless you, sir.

SKYFOX on August 6, 2009 at 8:16 AM

Hear Hear!
We could’ve used you
on “Animal Farm”!

-Benjamin

“Let’s Roll”

On Watch on August 6, 2009 at 8:24 AM

Never has anyone expressed my feelings so succinctly. That is exactly why I am a liberated Democrat and quit the party. Being proud of our country is not a fault. Dissent is not a crime. Government has no right to impose itself into every aspect of our lives, no matter which party is in office. Government has no right to enrich itself at the expense of its citizens. PERIOD

elclynn on August 6, 2009 at 8:35 AM

bravo!

trailortrash on August 6, 2009 at 8:37 AM

Too bad voting for the GOP won’t bring about any of what was so eloquently laid out here. Which is why some would call the current “anger” a tad ingenuous.

ernesto on August 6, 2009 at 9:08 AM

Bravo! Palin/Thompson 2012

GunRunner on August 6, 2009 at 9:31 AM

Beautifully written. I love it!

jewells45 on August 6, 2009 at 10:01 AM

Well said. This one should be a bumper sticker on every car:

“We believe government should be punished for failing to live up to the expectations of its citizens, not the other way around. “

Clark1 on August 6, 2009 at 10:31 AM

Doc Zero, you are the man.

Stickeehands on August 6, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Once again, thank you Dr. Zero, for a cogent and wonderfully written article.

riverrat10k on August 6, 2009 at 3:02 PM

“If I was still alive, Dr. Zero would grace my dinner table.”

—Thomas Jefferson

riverrat10k on August 6, 2009 at 3:03 PM

Outstanding, Doctor Zero. Thank you.

Gilda on August 6, 2009 at 6:23 PM

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