I had a good thought in a blog post the other day that deserves a post of its own. I said, "The republican establishment and the democratic party has moved so far to the left that it makes traditional Americans look radical."
Think of that. We are the people who love God, hold on to our Bibles and our guns, love and respect our Constitution, don't want laws or actions taken that take away our liberties, and we have morals and values and principles that are unchanging. Yes, we are dogmatic.
When I'm debating my liberal friends, both in the republican and democratic parties, they now just say these things when they disagree with me. They have the president on their side, so they have no reason to hide the fact that they are socialist. But they don't say I'm a traditional American, because they think they are.
This explains why we have a partisan divide in this country more so than anything Mitt Romney says. We have a partisan divide because the two parties representing us have gone radical; have gone socialist.
The irony of this is that it was socialistic type governments that the founding fathers escaped by coming to America. It was totalitarian dictatorships and monarchies that they yearned to run from. Liberals have succeeded in not teaching this, so the millennials have not learned it.
Because conservatism is not taught, liberalism is the logical default. This, my fellow readers, is why socialism is accepted today in this country more so than ever before. It's because traditional Americans are now called radicals and what they say is said to be controversial.