by Gena Michael
Clash Daily Contributor
“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
I love this quote by President John F. Kennedy because I think it encapsulates the American spirit. Unlike society’s message today, this quote evokes a deep sense of duty, respect, and honor in the American soul. It encourages us to give, not receive.
Take a look around you—the young, the baby-boomers, the illegal immigrants; they all expect handouts. There is no sense of giving towards a greater cause unless they’re getting something out of it; and even then, the contribution is minimal. What strikes me as more disheartening, if not disturbing, than this is that this mentality and way of living is flourishing and alive and well today in President Kennedy’s home state.
Here in Massachusetts, diversity doesn’t refer to your country of origin, political view, baseball team, or even the color of your skin. Your sexual preference here will elevate you in the food chain, advancing you to win over people with what they consider a plight. Homosexuals are given a badge of honor as though they’ve come back from war in Afghanistan or an Iranian prison. Homosexuality actually serves as a subculture here and if you’re not on board, hell, you better jump ship.
Here in the Bay State, a transvestite drag queen marching in the Pride Parade is more revered than a straight, conservative girl with a college education driving a Romney-clad SUV. I’ve been treated worse by Massachusetts liberals than a Yankees fan at Fenway. Being able to marry someone of your own sex and boasting your sexual preference is considered more of a civil right than that same conservative young girl (with no criminal record) protecting herself with a legally purchased firearm. So much for “equality.” I guess in the Bay State some are more “equal” than others.
In order to understand the Massachusetts liberal, you have to take a look at whom they elect to public office, how they raise their kids, and what they consider important. When your state’s political rap sheet consists of John Kerry, Barney Frank, Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey, and Boston’s bigot mayor Thomas Menino, you know something is in the proverbial voting water. These public officials have been blindly voted into office by Massachusetts voters and literally have nothing to show for it. Taxes are still high, the infrastructure is still shoddy, and parts of Boston’s historic downtown area are littered with homeless passed out or heckling you for money.
People like Scott Brown, who are on the moderate side of the spectrum, are blasted out of office by a proven liar, despite a generous, yet still minority, conservative base. Massachusetts’ political props haven’t given themselves selflessly to their people and to serve their state — they’ve used the office for personal gain and advance a radical left agenda at all costs.
This special brand of liberalism has multiplied like bunnies in Massachusetts because of the left’s propaganda and infiltration into all facets of society. If Massachusetts liberals really value, revere, and respect John F. Kennedy like they claim to, maybe they should use his advice in rearing their offspring. The truth is, it’s not just liberal parents doing the indoctrinating, the schools in this state are equally guilty.