What happens when the public does not wish to live out the utopian dreams of its elite leaders? Usually, the answer for those leaders is to seek more coercion and less liberty to force people to think progressively.
Here at home, President
Yet all that support was not sufficient to ensure "correct" public attitudes about Obama's agenda on health care, entitlements, taxes, guns, abortion and cultural issues.
In the 2010 midterm elections, the Democrats forfeited their majority in the House. In the 2014 midterms, they lost their
How, then, do politically correct planners force the people to think and act properly when they push back?
Extra-legal executive orders can help a president bypass supposed troglodytes in
Obama granted blanket amnesties, proposed rules that would lead to the closure of many coal plants, and arbitrarily chose which health or labor statutes should be enforced and at what times. A filmmaker was even jailed on a trumped-up probation charge after making a video about Islam that was deemed unhelpful to the official administration Benghazi narrative. The
In a recent rant about conservative
As Obama put it: "We're going to have to change how our body politic thinks, which means we're going to have to change how the media reports on these issues, and how people's impressions of what it's like to struggle in this economy looks like."
Given the First Amendment, how can the president "change" the media? Should the
Who would judge whether the media had changed to meet Obama's notion of correctness?
How, in a free society, does Clinton plan to alter the way religion and culture work? What sort of power would she need to rid us of these "deep-seated" but unhelpful "codes and beliefs"?
Recently, Clinton declared that if elected president, she would pick
Citizens United, remember, was a conservative nonprofit group that produced an unflattering movie about
In other words, Clinton wishes to judge the qualifications of future
If Clinton is really worried about the role of big money in politics, she would have done better to have insisted that the
Clinton might also have blasted former presidents seeking hefty lecture fees and family foundation donations from wealthy entrepreneurs who hope to buy access and influence from either a sitting secretary of state, a former president of
Or, Clinton herself might have cut back on lucrative speaking fees, often paid by wealthy corporations seeking influence.
When news organizations, judges or Americans in general do not think or speak in the correct fashion, then elite progressives believe they must do whatever is necessary to silence them -- while making themselves exempt from their own agendas.