PHILLIPS: When reality and liberalism collide

When liberalism and reality collide, it's going to leave a mark on the liberal! Photo: AP Photos

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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Judson Phillips

Judson Phillips is the founder of Tea Party Nation, one of the largest Tea Party Groups in the country and the number one national tea party site on the Internet.

A lawyer by profession, Judson has been involved in politics since his teens. “Ronald Reagan inspired me,” he says.

Judson became involved in the Tea Party movement in February 2009 after hearing Rick Santelli’s rant on CNBC.   “I heard there was going to be a Tea Party in Chicago inspired by Santelli, but didn’t know if anyone was doing a rally in Nashville where I was based.  Finally I emailed Michelle Malkin and asked her if there was a Tea Party in Nashville.  Malkin sent an email back saying, ‘No, why don’t you organize one?’  I did.”

The first Tea Party in Nashville was held late February 2009 which drew a crowd of about 600. Judson then organized the Tax Day Tea Party in Nashville, which drew over 10,000 people into downtown.   It was at this time that Tea Party Nation was formed.  Later that year, Judson decided to bring activists from across the country together, so he organized the first National Tea Party Convention in February 2010, which featured Alaska’s former Governor and Republican Vice Presidential Nominee, Sarah Palin as it’s keynote speaker.

He currently manages the Tea Party Nation website, writes several daily columns and is working on more projects than any one person should.  He is a frequent guest on cable and broadcast news shows, including on Fox, MSNBC, CNN and others.

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