Why I could never be a Democrat

There are many reasons why I would never be a Democrat besides the obvious like the Democratic Party takes strong stances concerning abortion, gay rights, and other social causes counter to those of the Mormon Church.

I think liberal policies are self-destructive to the country and the people who are supposed to be helped by such policies.

Liberals exploit and promote divisiveness through their incessant need for race-bating, man-hating, and class-warfare. The issue of illegal immigration is a prime case elucidating the differences between conservative and liberal positions, statements, policies, arguments and behaviors. Conservatives focus on immigrates being illegal in the first place, or the severe economic strain on local or national social services, or the overall negative economic impact, i.e., real arguments. Whereas liberals prime method of discussion is based on name calling, i.e., conservatives are racists and hate Hispanics.

I’ve learned through many discussions and observations that leftists live for and love to bring others down, i.e., consumed by hatred they attack any person, policy, culture, or country they seek to destroy. Which is why I’ve coined Dems as “The Down Party.”

To be short, Dems disguise their hatred as self-righteous outrage, their failure as oppression, and their viciousness as benign. They are the party of obstructionists, underminers, whiners, and victocrats.

A book I look forward to reading is, “How The Left Was Won An In-Depth Analysis of the Tools and Methodologies Used by Liberals to Undermine Society and Disrupt the Social Order.”

Book Description
Combining a series of unique insights with an entirely new set of analytical techniques, How the Left Was Won systematically dismantles each and every element of modern-day liberalism ranging from the justifications behind any and all of its flawed social and political policies to the most basic assumptions regarding the ideology itself.

In order to achieve this goal, the author first introduces a new framework which segments and isolates all liberal behaviors and beliefs into the most objective and discrete elements possible. He then goes on to provide numerous examples of how liberals relentlessly employ this simple set of tools and methodologies over and over again and then discusses the resulting effects they have on our society. Some of these strategies include:

  • Promote and Exploit Divisiveness: Learn why liberals should thank God every day for differences between people and how without them, liberalism would be dead in the water.
  • Bad Competition: Learn why practically all liberal policies create success only through the impairment of others and exactly where this dynamic must necessarily lead.
  • Relevancy and Proportion: See why the vast majority of what liberals say has absolutely no meaning whatsoever and learn a simple way to prove it every time.
  • Groupdividual: Find out how liberalism has distorted the differences between groups and individuals and why this continued distortion is the basis for all flawed social policies within the United States.
  • Implicit Assumptions: Explore the assumptions liberals use to shape public policy and see why the arguments supporting them are ultimately nothing more than a house of cards.
  • The Perpetual Motion Machine: Learn how the vast majority of liberal programs are based on the scientific impossibility of getting something for nothing.
  • A Swarm of Ants: Find out the real reason liberalism continues to permeate more and more elements of our society and why there just may be no way of stopping it. Source: Amazon

How the Left Was Won

FP: Why do you think the leftist faith is ultimately self-destructive?

Mgrdechian: I think the answer can be summed up in two words — Bad Competition, a concept I discuss in considerable detail in the second chapter of the book.

In that discussion, I offer the following proposition: There are in fact, two and only two types of competition — good and bad. Good Competition is ultimately productive to the competing elements, while Bad Competition is ultimately destructive.

After describing what I mean by this and giving a few examples, I then provide some definitions. As such, I define Good Competition as: Any competitive effort where a person or organization attempts to achieve success based solely on the strength of their abilities, products or services. Similarly, I define Bad Competition as: Any competitive effort where a person or organization attempts to achieve success through any means other than the strength of their abilities, products or services. Rather than working to improve these elements, those engaged in Bad Competition will typically seek to achieve success primarily through the impairment of others.

Now look at things like affirmative action, quotas, empowerment, increasing taxes, thought-crimes or any sort of preferential treatment or special protections for women, minorities, homosexuals or others. How do these supposedly begin liberal programs help people? Simple — by hurting others. There is no improvement on an absolute level, there is only improvement on relative level by taking from others, lowering standards, denying opportunities to more qualified people or rewarding people for achievements they never managed to achieve. Clearly this sort of thing can never help a society as a whole; it can only hurt it. Worse yet, over time, this dynamic of penalizing success and rewarding failure can only lead to one thing — the complete collapse of a society.

This simple rule explains exactly why Hillary Clinton cannot ever be allowed to be President — absolutely everything about her is based solely on the relentless exploitation of Bad Competition. And Bad Competition will — without a doubt — be the death of this country. [Read more]


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Posted on November 23, 2006, in Mormonism/LDS Church. Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. For me, traditional family values trump economic and foreign policy as well. However, I think a good Mormon can be a Democrat. Both parties seemed overly influenced by the extreme right (neo-cons) and extreme left (secular progressives). Each with its own negitive agenda. Consequently, I don’t fault Mormons who consider themselves Democrats. Without them, the Democrativ party would lose an important moderate voice. It seems ironic that as we battle religious extremism overseas, we are facing the negative affects of political extremism here at home.

  2. David, I concur with your statements about traditional family. As I see it, the left has done nothing to preserve or protect traditional family values or traditional values in general; just the opposite in fact.

    I too believe you can be a good Mormon and a Democrat, i.e., my wonderful wife is a die-hard Clintonite! However, over the last several years she believes the Democrats have lost their way and have abandoned their platform to the fringe left.

    As you state there is extremism on both sides, and I predict it is only going to get worse. In fact, that is how the US Constitution is going to hang by a threat and nearly break apart, i.e., a constitutional tug-of-war by opposing extremisms.

  3. I happen to think a womans right to vote, a aftrican americans right to vote and workers right to form unions as much as capitalist to form unions which they call Corporations are family values.

    At least they are a part of my family values.

    And Rush Limbaugh and other neocons have done as much harm to marriage as any gay could do.

  4. Most democrats only believe in certain positions of the party. I could never be a democrat either. However, the Republicans are only slightly better. The day of an actual representative party that honors the Constituion are long gone.

  5. Amen, Jim.

  6. I could never belong to any party. i like to decide on each issue on each own merit not based on what my political affiltion is. Is it better to belong to a tax and spend or a borrow and spend party? Should I align myself with a party whose president get some service in the white house and lies or a president who parents used influence to dodge vietnam by “flying planes” in the alabama national national guard. I could never belong to a party who questions your patrotism when you dont agree with them. Funny Rush limbaugh, the drug addict was mention, why not o’reily, the adultrer sexually harrser, not my family values. It would be nice if there was a group that represented my family values.

  7. Why I could be a Democrat: Hugh Nibley was, and I know many other prominent LDS leaders were, too. Also: Stem-cell research is one of the most promising Sciences out there right now. Most Democrats support it while most Republicans abhor it. I, like many others choose to support the LDS Democrats.

  8. [*I, like many other LDS, choose to support the Democrats- Thats what I meant to say! haha]

  9. Mark G

    First, welcome.

    Second, the progressive left wants and fights for abortion on demand and gay marriage. So doesn’t that concern you when you vote for a liberal?

  10. End Means, what issues or policies do you support? What concerns do you have and what direction do you want America to take?

  11. Wow–I had no idea that despite the many accusations that I stepped out of *Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farms* or *Anne of Green Gables*, despite the fact that my idealism makes my more conservative husband chortle, I belong to the party of hatred.

    Come on. Every party has people who find joy in pretending to elevate themselves by debasing others. A best case scenerio for partisan politics features good people working for positive change in all parties. Some things need liberating and some things need conserving. Demonizing either side in its entirely is pretty reductive and not exactly conducive to productive dialogue with those with whom you disagree, right? I find the general GOP bloodlust and money-mongering as fundamentally unchristian as you find the DEMs pro-choice stance. But I certainly don’t think all elephants love war and greedily want to yank money away from poor little orphans. In fact, I’ve only met one or two people like that, ever.

    If you want to really get the attack on the democrats right, tell us we are wimpy and have ceded moral rhetoric to the right for no good reason other than a serious lack of cojones. You’d sure be right! We need to take our vitamins :).

  12. Oh yeah–cool that you have a bipartisan marriage. Makes for fun election year debates, doesn’t it?

  13. Second, the progressive left wants and fights for abortion on demand and gay marriage. So doesn’t that concern you when you vote for a liberal?

    In my opinion, Gay marriages should have all of the same rights as a Heterosexual marriage. We should not let religious values determine our laws and individuals’ rights. Science is showing more now than ever that people are born homosexual. An interesting LDS discussion on this topic can be found here.

    I have mixed feelings about abortion but I am strongly in favor of Stem Cell research (which is generally seen as supported by the Democratic party and also by some Republicans like Orin Hatch). Most Democrats are in favor of this overwhelmingly promising science.

  14. Stop the madness, please! While most Americans either identify themselves as either Democrat or Republican, those labels lose their meaning to the officials who carry them almost as soon as they are elected.

    As Americans we have been hoodwinked. We think we are making progress by betting on one horse or the other, when we simply fail to realize that the interests who own the track are the ones who are really winning. Democrat vs. Republican is a false dichotomy. Why are both Clinton and George W. Bush members of the Trilateral Commission, along with the heads of most major banks and the federal reserve? Why is it the same “business as usual” now that Democrats have taken over in congress. Why are there 50 lobbyists for every lawmaker in congress and why do the lobbys spend billions of dollars every year to court these congressmen. Why is it that most people don’t realize that major corporations own the major media outlets.

    Put a poor Democrat or Republican in congress and it won’t be long until he’s a millionaire. Abortion, stem cell research, gay marriage-these interests might be important to you as a citizen, but to most politicians they’re just window dressing to make people believe that there are real differences between the candidates and parties.

    That is not to say that there aren’t candidates who go to congress in an effort to make real reforms, but if they persist in rocking the boat, they are relegated to positions on inconsequential committees and are never really given a chance to make much change.

    Both the Democratic and Republican party names are covers for the real business of today’s American government. We are all citizens of the corporate states of America.

  15. michael, I am not as cynical as you. I am not naïve to your points, yet, even if it is as bad as you claim, then the only thing citizens can do is choose the causes and policies they identify with, or become apathetically apolitical. I care too much for America and its citizens to fall into the cynically minded the-sky-is-falling apathetically apolitical mindset. I still have faith and believe in America, its government, and its citizens.

    What is more, our General Authorities have asked us to become more politically involved, not less, to befriend and partner with groups and causes that would advance, protect and support the values we hold dear.

    Sorry, michael, there is still much to be done and it’s imperative we choose our battles, our political sides if you will. I see virtually nothing of a positive nature in the Dems platform, and a whole lot of harm in their policies. There are enough differences between the two major platforms as to make an argument of equivalency an unsound argument.

    My primary source, motive and hope for political activism is D&C 98: 4-10

    4 And now, verily I say unto you concerning the laws of the land, it is my will that my people should observe to do all things whatsoever I command them.

    5 And that law of the land which is constitutional, supporting that principle of freedom in maintaining rights and privileges, belongs to all mankind, and is justifiable before me.

    6 Therefore, I, the Lord, justify you, and your brethren of my church, in befriending that law which is the constitutional law of the land;

    7 And as pertaining to law of man, whatsoever is more or less than this, cometh of evil.

    8 I, the Lord God, make you free, therefore ye are free indeed; and the law also maketh you free.

    9 Nevertheless, when the wicked rule the people mourn.

    10 Wherefore, honest men and wise men should be sought for diligently, and good men and wise men ye should observe to uphold; otherwise whatsoever is less than these cometh of evil.

    http://scriptures.lds.org/en/dc/98/4-10#4

  16. That scripture is the reason I haven’t chosen a democrat or a republican for office in over 12 years now. Michael is right. The Republicrat party is just two heads of the same corporate owned party. I’m afraid faith in government would be better placed elsewhere or you will be bitterly dissappointed in the end.

  17. There is a third way, LDS Patriot. It involves supporting independant candidates and holding elected officials responsible for violating the constitution. It does not involve maintaining the status quo.

    You are correct that there are substantial differences in the platforms of the two parties. But I would argue that those differences disappear once the election is over. I like it to shopping at the mall. Some people prefer Abercrombie and Fitch clothes and some people buy Hollister clothes and there is some heated debate about which brand is better. It only takes a little research, however, to determine that Hollister is owned by Abercrombie and Fitch, so the choice between the two is superficial. That is very similar to the situation in our political situation today.

    Therefore I am not advocating political inaction. Rather, I would say that choosing Democrat or Republican is political inaction since it merely supports the status quo. It doesn’t matter, at the end of the day, whose logo you are wearing since wearing either is simply supporting our military-industrial corporate system.

    Eisenhower warned us about the military industrial complex, and now it is upon us. Too many Americans are too weak to think for themselves otherwise they would awaken to the fact that there are other choices besides supporting the status quo. The judgements of God will fall upon our country because we have become too weak to think for ourselves. The judgements of God have already begun in regard to our country.

  18. Richard Alan Stanley

    We need a new party ! The Demoncrats seem to always be on the wrong side of every issue ! Isn’t it something how adding a letter to a word can change it a lot. Keeping wages low through setting a low wage for the poor is no more than slave labor and there should not be such a thing by government. It keeps the poor, poor and beholding to the Democratic Party (for voting purposes) who claim to be the working peoples party. What a laugh that is! We need a new party for true believers!

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