And make no mistake: what we’ve seen over time is that government funding of services creates dependency. Was welfare reform a blow against women or for women? Democrats would say that it was a blow against women – and they said so at the time. But in truth, it was a blow for women, since it encouraged accountability, job-taking, and responsible child-bearing and child-rearing.
The problem with the Democratic war on women rhetoric is that liberals want it both ways. They want women to have full control of their own bodies, but they want both men and women to foot the bill. They want women to be fully autonomous, but they also want women to pose as maidens in distress, requiring the help of big strong government males to pay the bills. That’s sexist. Women who are responsible generally have no personal problem with a government that leaves them alone. This isn’t a war on women by the Republicans. It’s a war on responsibility by liberals.
But will Democrats get away with it? They will only if they succeed in convincing Americans that subsidizing activity is the same thing as allowing it. They have an uphill battle here: they have to show that failure to pay for Sandra Fluke’s contraception is the same as refusing Sandra Fluke contraception. Clearly, those two activities aren’t the same.
But for liberals, they are. That’s because they believe that rights are given to you by governmental representatives, rather than freedoms that exist because the government leaves you alone.
We can only hope that Americans wake up to the fact that the Republicans’ supposed war on women is truly a Democratic war on reason and freedom, and a part of a larger campaign to turn American women into a dependent class.
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