WASHINGTON, August 4, 2013 — Back in the halcyon days of the left wing’s favorite state, the Old Soviet Union, art was dominated by a concept called “Socialist Realism.”
What that meant was that all art not only had to glorify the Soviet state, but things must always be portrayed as the way they were supposed to be instead of the way they really were.
Socialist Realism is a truly accurate metaphor for liberalism. Their view of the world is always as they think it should be instead of as it really is. But what happens when reality collides with liberalism?
Well, let’s just say that one is going to leave a mark.
Liberal reality says that when the people are armed, there is unmitigated bloodshed. Liberal reality says that when gun control laws are loosened, there will be shootouts on Main Street and people will be hunting each other down. Liberal reality says the morgues will be filled with the bodies of gunshot victims when citizens are armed.
The reality that everyone else sees is quite different and one cold hard fact should be shaking liberals up.
Virginia is very friendly to the Second Amendment. It is an open carry state and guns are flying off the shelves there.
Liberal reality says Virginia should be the murder capital of the United States. While it can be hazardous to your health to confuse liberals with facts, that distinction belongs to Chicago. Yes, the city with the toughest gun control laws is the gun crime capital of America.
In Virginia, gun crime dropped for the fourth consecutive year. Meanwhile gun sales surge in Virginia. In the last seven years, gun sales have increased by 101 percent while gun related crime has dropped by 28 percent.
Science teaches us that we develop a theory or a hypothesis and then we test that theory against the facts. If the facts back up the theory, we do not reject it. If the facts contradict the theory, then the hypothesis needs to be changed.
Facts fly in the face of almost every liberal hypothesis, yet liberals never change. Tax cuts stimulate the economy and government spending and debt are drags on the economy, but you will never find a liberal to agree with that. Presidents Kennedy, Reagan and Bush (43) proved how effective tax cuts are. Roosevelt, Carter and Obama have proved liberal economic policies don’t work.
Gun control is the same. Every place where gun control is imposed, we see a massive increase in crime. We see it in Chicago, Washington and Detroit. We see it in Britain and Australia.
Yet in places like Virginia where the citizens are encouraged to be armed, criminals are inhibited.
Liberals always want to tell us how smart they are. Unfortunately the facts prove otherwise.
Time and time again, the facts disprove the basic tenants of liberalism. Perhaps one of these days liberals will open their eyes and see the truth.
Meanwhile, they are condemned to live in their own reality, which unfortunately for us all, never works.
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