As I drive around town I see pickups and other vehicles with American flags ….
Those same vehicles also ten to have not so nice caricatures of Joe Biden….
We just celebrated ‘Independence Day’ in this country?
More and MORE?
Justices , State officals, Locxal officals seem to want to take way more and MORE people’s ‘Rights’ and ‘Freedoms’…..A ex-President tried to throw a whole election by over a 100 million Americans….
Remember back in the day when Right Leaner’s want LESS power in the government?
THAT is going away….
For decades Republicans have marketed themselves as the party of freedom. During the 1990s and early 2000s, conservative activists took up the description of the GOP coined by the anti-tax activist Grover Norquist as the “leave us alone” coalition, so named because it consisted of voters whose stated aspiration was to live without government interference. At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, Republican governors led by Ron DeSantis in Florida gravitated toward unbending opposition to business and school shutdowns, as well as to mask or vaccine requirements, often overriding Democratic-run local governments that tried to impose them.
“While so many around the country have consigned the people’s rights to the graveyard,” DeSantis said in his annual State of the State address earlier this year, “Florida has stood as freedom’s vanguard.”
But the systematic drive by GOP state officials and the Republican-appointed Supreme Court justices to roll back seemingly long-settled civil rights and liberties, including the right to abortion, has provided Democrats with a unique opening to reverse the terms of this debate, particularly in races for state offices, where the rights battles are now centered. An array of Democratic governors and gubernatorial candidates are presenting Republicans as a threat to Americans’ freedoms.
“It has frustrated me that Republicans love to cloak themselves in this blanket of freedom and feel as though they own it somehow, when in fact what they are selling to the people of Pennsylvania, or the American people, really isn’t freedom at all,” Josh Shapiro, the state’s attorney general and Democratic nominee for governor, told me in an interview. “It’s far bigger government and more control over people’s everyday lives.”
One of the most dramatic expressions of this new thrust came last weekend when California’s Democratic governor, Gavin Newsom, who’s rapidly increased his visibility in national culture wars, ran a television ad on Fox News in Florida jabbing at DeSantis as a threat to liberty. In the ad, Newsom stands without a jacket or tie in the California sun as “America the Beautiful” plays in the background and declares, “It’s Independence Day, so let’s talk about what’s going on in America. Freedom: It’s under attack in your state.”…
Are we getting a preview of this already for 2024 between Governor’s DeSantis and Newsom?
My Name Is Jack says
“Freedom” ,as used by most Republicans , is purely an Orwellian term.
The Republican Party is now strictly an authoritarian grouping where lying, cheating and actual theft is not frowned upon as long as it serves the goal of “getting the libruls.”.
Indeed, most Republicans hate freedom rather they support some kind of nationalistic centered state where moral behavior as decreed by a weird assortment of RightWing creeps and extremists who profess some adherence to “conservative values” shall rule the country.All in the name of something called “freedom”( see George Orwell’s classic “1984” in which words have their opposite meaning ) .
The Republican though has no particular problem with any of this.Apparently,, harking back to Barry Goldwaters utterance that “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,” the Republican justifies any conduct no matter how outlandish ,even illegal ,as acceptable in his quest for this conservative “utopia.”
As to “freedom?A useful word to convince the naive and uninformed that Republicans really are protecting them from the hobgoblin of “socialism, “communism “or any other ism that haunts their fevered imaginations.
Much like the old Republican bugaboo of “communism,”such seekers of “freedom” become the foot soldiers in their vision of a world free from any opposition to this nationalistic “Christian State” and as those who labored under the illusion of communism such individuals richly deserve the term applied years ago,
I’m gonna post ur freedom comment