5 Most Annoying Things Neocons Say!!! ALL CREDIT GOES TO voicesofliberty

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5) “I pledge allegiance to the flag…”
Q: What is the most successful piece of socialist propaganda in U.S. history?

A: The Pledge of Allegiance.Few Americans realize that the Pledge of Allegiance was authored by
an avowed socialist, Francis Bellamy, in 1892. Bellamy’s purpose in
writing the Pledge was to indoctrinate America’s schoolchildren into a
nationalist mentality by pounding the idea of a national, indivisible
republic into their little heads every day for 13 years.
Neocons don’t care about the Pledge’s history, though. They don’t
care that the Pledge is entirely antithetical to America’s founding
principles. They don’t find it the least bit creepy to stand, hand over
heart, and pledge unending devotion to a central government. Neocons
shame the legacy of the conservatives of the Old Right who knew that
allegiance is too important to pledge to a central government.
Allegiance should be reserved for the really vital parts of our lives,
faith, family and community. But neocons sacrifice all of that on the
altar of nationalism.4) “Stand up for the Constitution.”

During the 2012 presidential election, Ron Paul’s supporters caught all
kinds of hell from conservatives for refusing to get behind Mitt Romney.
Talk radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck fumed at us for not
playing nice with the Party. In their eyes we were petulant brats who
needed a good talking (down) to.
That was all to be expected. What was surprising was that at least one
neocon had the audacity to say that Paulites needed to vote for Romney
in order to protect the Constitution. Yes, the election of Mitt Romney –
the guy who favored bailouts, who thought lawyers should decide how we
go to war and who loved the NDAA – was essential to defending the
Constitution.
Neocons don’t really care about the Constitution. They despise its
limits on their power as much as the left does. The only thing more
annoying than when they claim to defend the Constitution is when they
lecture others for failing to.
3) “I miss George W. Bush.”

With the recent violence in www.voicesofliberty.com/?s=iraq,
there has been a surge in “Bush was right!” rhetoric from neocons. They
have seized upon President Obama’s low approval ratings as an
opportunity to pine for the good ol’ days of George W. Bush.



I wonder what part of Bush’s presidency they miss the most. Is it how
he increased spending to its highest level since Lyndon B. Johnson’s
failed “Great Society” programs? Was it how he moved the health care
industry closer to socialism with Medicare Part D? Was it his
unconstitutional Patriot Act? Was it his general disdain for the
Constitution’s limits on executive authority?
Maybe they just miss the way he militarily meddled in foreign countries, helping to www.voicesofliberty.com/video/bush-clinton-bush-obama-all-su
for the violence and destruction in Iraq today. People who genuinely
believe in liberty miss none of this. Of course, people who genuinely
believe in liberty aren’t neocons.2) “Those libertarians are crazy.”

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and Lindsey Graham, the crypt keepers of neoconservatism, absolutely
despise libertarianism. McCain’s now infamous “libertarian kids’
comments made for some entertaining internet memes, but it also exposed a
general disdain of libertarianism by neocons. The most common objection
they have is that libertarians are crazy idealists.


The real issue that libertarianism poses for neocons is problematic
for the likes of McCain and Graham. It is that libertarians actually
stand for the things that they only rhetorically embrace. Libertarians
believe that liberty doesn’t come with asterisks. They also believe
that, as modern events clearly show, constantly military interventions
abroad only serve to create chaos there and shrink liberty here.
For neocons, however, libertarians are crazy for being logically consistent and paying attention to the facts.

1) “American exceptionalism”

Is America exceptional? There’s a case to be made that it once was.
Frederic Bastiat, the great classical liberal economist, wrote in 1850
that United States enjoyed the greatest amount of freedom in the world.
Fast forward 164 years, and that is no longer true. In the most recent
Economic Freedom Index, the U.S. placed only 12th. In a Press Freedom
ranking, the U.S. recently came in 32nd.Despite these trends, neocons are absolutely obsessed with American
exceptionalism. Belief in it is mandatory to be taken seriously in
neocon circles. In their minds, America is inherently better than all
other countries in the world because, well, we’re America. Since America
is better, it gets to militarily export its preferences around the
world. Paradoxically, as freedom has decreased here at home, neocons
have doubled down on the failed mission to export it abroad.


Ironically, if Americans would reject the neocons and look to the
country’s founders, who were profoundly more conservative, America truly
would be exceptional. Were we to follow their advice we would, as
George Washington said, “give to mankind the magnanimous and too novel
example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and
benevolence.”

So there you have it, five really annoying things neocons say. Are
there only five such things? Of course not. Add to this list by posting
more obnoxious garbage uttered by neocons in the comments!