But Breda in her commentary makes a very good point and one that many liberals just do not get: She says:
"My power does not depend on any man relinquishing his own. My strength never required anyone's permission."Her words can be expanded to the culture alive in the US today. It totally drives liberals into frothing-mouth insanity when someone dares to take action on their own without government sanction. They cannot understand it when people refuse to be victims or to buy into the culture of victimhood. That's why black conservatives like Herman Cain are derided by the left or why Sarah Palin sends them into apoplectic fits. They are sufficient unto themselves and do not allow themselves to be placed in ideological boxes created by an outside agency. That's why the Tea Partiers frighten 'progressives' so much--it is the progressives that find freedom from government control so horrifying and they can't imagine why anyone wouldn't want to be told what to do or why they shouldn't want to ask permission to exercise what should be basic rights without governmental intervention.
It is a basic fallacy that in order to have power, you must exercise power over something but this philosophy (spoken or not) creates a void that can never be filled. This is something that the liberals do not and cannot understand, hence their need for more control over our lives. Anything outside of that control is 'other' and must then be destroyed. But we are citizens and not serfs and more and more people are starting to remove themselves from the ideological boxes developed over the last 30 years.
To paraphrase Breda: our strengths--those strengths that made our country great--never required the government's permission.