If you want to understand Democrats, it helps to see them in action. Yes, it’s rather like delving into abnormal psychology, an intellectual exercise perhaps engaged in either out of morbid curiosity or driven by a desire to help these poor souls recover some appreciation of reality in the hope they can eventually live fruitful, productive lives. If your motivation is, like mine, the latter, you will observe some behavior that is quite difficult to comprehend as you do this.
A case in point: Democrats cannot tolerate hearing the Declaration of Independence read aloud. The sound of it jars their delicate intellectual sensibilities much as you might react to hearing someone proudly recite the Communist Manifesto on a day like this, Independence Day. The list of complaints our founding fathers leveled against King George bear a striking resemblance to the behavior of our federal government during the past few years, and the notion that our inalienable rights to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness are granted by God is simply abominable in their eyes. That this document is actually the intellectual foundation for our republic is a mortal blow to any humanist-socialist mindset.
So what would a group like the Manassas Tea Party do, given this glaring cognitive disability on the part of their political adversaries? They’d resolve to recite the Declaration of Independence during the Independence Day festivities in Manassas, and why not do it reasonably near the booth the Democrats are operating? Heck, it might be the first time many of these folks have ever heard it, and it just might do some good. What a fine idea.
Well, it might provide an opportunity to do that good if the Manassas Democrats weren’t so offended by the exercise of a recitation of the Declaration of Independence on Independence Day that they called the police to have these people removed. Really. Oh my Gaia, they’re reciting aloud the Declaration of Independence on July 4th at a public event, let’s call the cops! Yep, that’s Democrats for you. The chairman of the Manassas City Democrats even went so far as to say that this incident would cause three additional voters who witnessed it to cast their ballot for President Obama in November.
Never mind that the whole purpose of this day is to celebrate the Continental Congress approving that very document in 1776. Never mind that the whole political system they’re trying to participate in is based on that very document. Never mind that all their candidates claim that they understand and appreciate this very document. To them it is intolerable, as it contains concepts entirely foreign to them, and inconsistent with their beliefs. It leaves them no choice but to demand that the police power of the government be employed to protect them from having to hear it recited.
My suggestion to readers is that to help these poor folks recover from this massive cognitive disconnect with our nation, we make sure they have plenty of opportunities to hear the Declaration of Independence when it is lawful to recite it in their presence. Any time Democrats are in a public place, they should have the opportunity to start understanding this document by having it frequently read to them. Perhaps, with frequent and effective dosages, these poor, misguided people can be cured of their addiction to statism and finally enjoy all the benefits of liberty and freedom that this document guarantees us.
It’s for their benefit, and we shall do this because we love them.
UPDATE: Deep in the comments section is this first-hand account from one of the activists reading the Declaration of Independence:
I was one of the three who had the police called on them. And I can tell you from first hand experience that the reading was not directed at the democratic tent. It was being held on the curb facing out into the street, directed at the people passing by. It was a member of the Democratic party who came out of his tent and approached us, saying that we looked like “Nazi Soldiers.” Now call me crazy, but I believe comparing three young men to Nazi Soldiers just for reading the Declaration of Independence on the 4th of July is downright offensive to most people.
As far as the police, they just approached us (as we were well down the block and walking away at this point) and told us to leave them alone. The responding officer informed us that this was a family event and didn’t want any trouble. He said that people were there to have fun and not hear our “Rhetoric.” We tried explaining that there is no rhetoric in reading the Declaration of Independence verbatim. After a brief conversation the officer must have picked up on the fact that we were just three people not causing any trouble (contrary to what they heard from the Democratic tent I’m sure…) and we parted without anyone getting in trouble.
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