I didn’t get sober to continue living in a dreamworld of perpetual denial and fantasy, the way I did for most of my life. Being a drunk is a lot like being a liberal – and I was both – always hiding from reality, making childish excuses, blaming other people for my shortcomings. But with time, and patience, my Higher Power revealed to me something unexpected: the common-sense sunshine of the conservative spirit.
Interesting analogy; Big Government liberalism as substance abuse. Is our country addicted to massive levels of government welfare spending and social engineering. The mayo clinic provides a list of symptoms of addiction. How do these relate to liberalism?
Feeling that you have to use the drug regularly — this can be daily or even several times a day: Combined state and federal welfare spending $1.5 Billion a day, and rising. Any suggestion that spending be reduced is vigorously resisted.
Failing in your attempts to stop using the drug: Entitlement spending was reduced, briefly, by welfare reforms in the 1990’s. Since the Democrats took Congress in 2007, spending on welfare programs has massively expanded.
Making certain that you maintain a supply of the drug: As stated, any attempt to reduce welfare spending is vigorously resisted.
Spending money on the drug even though you can’t afford it: The current National Debt is over ten trillion dollars and will more than double under Obama-Pelosi-Reid.
Doing things to obtain the drug that you normally wouldn’t do, such as stealing: Like mortgaging the lives of the next two generations in order to expand welfare spending under ObamaCare.
Feeling that you need the drug to deal with your problems: Expecting people to become self-reliant is regarded by advocates of Big Government as “unrealistic” and “uncompassionate.”
Driving or doing other risky activities when you’re under the influence of the drug
: Or, completely neglecting border security and ignoring a rising threat of nuclear terrorism in order to focus on expanding the welfare state.
Focusing more and more time and energy on getting and using the drug: Like, shoving aside all other congressional business in order to create a massive, unaffordable health care entitlement.
The USA, and the Democrat party especially, are addicted to big government welfare programs. There are only two options: Get of the smack, or keep doing it until our country dies.