Tea Party Nation head Judson Phillips sent an email to members today calling the National Jewish Democratic Council a Nazi group that, like other liberals, is “in love with totalitarian regimes” such as Hitler’s Germany. Phillips said their statement calling on Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to denounce Phillips’ recent comparison of liberals to Nazis is akin to Nazi book burning and proves that liberals “want to allow no dissent or freedom to disagree.”
Of course, asking a public official to denounce a group’s outrageous claims doesn’t take away anyone’s First Amendment rights, but the Tea Party Nation never really understood the Constitution anyway.
Are liberals really like the Nazis of 1930’s and 1940’s era German? Are they really the kind of people who engage in that kind of behavior? Or this just some conservative hyperbole?
Do liberals really want to silence their critics? To liberals really believe in a one party state? Do liberals really want to deny those who disagree with them the ability and the opportunity to offer different opinions?
The answer is yes.
Like the book burning Nazis of the 1930’s, the left wants to suppress all dissenting opinion.
This is not true of all liberals, only the overwhelming majority. I appear occasionally on Thom Hartman’s show on RT. Thom is very far to the left but to his credit, he brings on people like me who do not agree with him and he lets us make our points.
The vast majority of liberals are represented by people like Aaron Keyak who is the interim director of the National Jewish Democratic Committee.
After I made my blog post yesterday comparing liberals to Nazis, he took to Twitter to demand that Republicans denounce me.
He actually proved my point. Liberals do not want to discuss or debate issues. They want to silence those who disagree with them.
So did the Nazis.
The left is in love with totalitarian regimes. Obama himself has wistfully admired the power dictators have to simply impose their will.
But the truism of all totalitarian regimes is that they cannot stand criticism. If you look at the history of tyranny, the first thing every tyrant does is to try and control the press and public opinion.
When tyrants take over, freedom of thought, freedom of expression and freedom of speech are always the first things to go.
Why must conservatives stand militantly against liberalism? Liberalism is not simply a policy disagreement. It is not simply a choice between higher taxes and lower taxes. The liberal movement wants more than just to win the policy debate. They want for there not to be a debate. They want to allow no dissent or freedom to disagree.
This is why liberalism is so dangerous to America.
This is why we conservatives must fight for America because if the left has its way, we will even be allowed to speak.