In the 18th century, the British Empire ruled the waves; the U.S. was a British colony; and England's ruling elite governed for us because they thought that we were incapable of governing ourselves. Fast forward almost 250 years: the United States is the world's leading economic and military superpower and England is an Island.
Today's liberals are much like England's 18th century leaders. They may be well-educated. Some of them attended Harvard or Yale or Virginia, for example, and they think that their college degrees set them apart. They enjoy gathering together in their toney cafés and talking about how smart they are and how stupid the rest of us are, but they are infatuated by their own delusions of grandeur.
Sandra Fluke is an example of today's liberal. She must be intelligent because she is a law student at Georgetown, and Georgetown Law School admits bright students. She must be clever, too, because she rose from obscurity to become the liberal mainstream media darling by challenging Georgetown's and the Catholic Church's right to make policies that are consistent with their core values.
What makes Fluke a modern-day liberal? First, she thinks that she's smarter than the unwashed masses. Just like 18th century British leaders before her, she knows what's best for us, and she's determined to drive her philosophy down our throats. Second, she thinks that she should be able to do whatever she wants and that the unwashed masses should pay for it. Third, she has done nothing of consequence to prove her mettle, but she wants to make our world over in her image at our expense. Finally, she is amoral and/or immoral, and she thinks that our society should embrace her principles despite their obvious shortcomings.
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