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Export a Liberal!
National Review Online ^ | Nov 17, 2004 | Stephen Moore

Posted on 11/17/2004 7:11:40 AM PST by Akira

Well, my good friend Grover Norquist may finally see his lifelong dream come true. It looks like the Left is finally going to leave us all alone. If everything goes according to plan, blue-state Democrats are going to let us keep our guns and our money and our kids and our faith — and all the other things that government keeps trying to wrest from us.

Allow me to explain the basis for my optimism.

The Canadian embassy reports that the requests from U.S. citizens for travel visas, citizenship applications, and political-asylum petitions have skyrocketed since the glorious day of November 2, 2004, when big-government liberalism was once again relegated to the ash heap of history (for the next four years, at least). One contact at the Canadian embassy told me that they are overwhelmed with requests to enter the country from Canada's neighbor to the south. The Canadians haven't seen this kind of invasion of young discontented Americans since the Vietnam draft dodgers poured across the border.

European nations, especially France, are also reporting a surge in applications from Americans wanting to leave these shores immediately (and hopefully for good). It appears that if the Left in America can't bring the European welfare state and high taxes on the rich to America, they will go to enjoy them in Europe.

It would also appear, then, that the party that preaches tolerance as the preeminent virtue just can't tolerate one thing: conservatives. (This is especially true when conservatives control the instruments of political power.) Well, I respect that. When you get a fanny-whupping like the Left got on Election Day — when every one of your core values (tax hikes on the rich, abortion on demand, government-run health care, reparation payments for slavery, one-world government, polygamy) has been rejected by your bigoted and narrow-minded fellow citizens — it's cowardly to stick around.

I mean, really: How can any self-respecting blue-state liberal Democrat possibly stomach four more years of Republican rule in America (which, for many of the MTV Rock the Vote Generation-Xers, must seem like consecutive life sentences)? Do liberals really want the Darth Vader of American politics, Karl Rove, to rub their noses in it for another four-year term? Can they fathom being governed by red-state conservative Republicans, who, if the New York Times is right, have such low I.Q.s that it's hard to believe we ever managed to get toilet trained?

Liberals of America, unite! Leave this horrid and wicked and irredeemable backwater! Why not create a workers' paradise off the shores of France? You can all speak French, allow Janet Jackson to show both her breasts, create a cradle-to-grave welfare state, drink Starbucks lattes, read the New York Times every day, scramble the satellite signal for Fox News, and worship your new leader, Michael Moore! Hell, we'll throw in Harvard and the whole faculty! It's a gift. Here's an added incentive: You will never have to take the war on terrorism to the terrorists; they will almost certainly bring it right to your doorstep.

Now, there's the catch in all this. It turns out that a lot of the liberals can't afford the trip, or the entry fee into places like Canada.

So here's my idea: a new project called the Export a Liberal Fund. From this pool we will donate $100 to every liberal who agrees to give up his U.S. citizenship and flee the country permanently.

Warning #1: There's no coming back for health care when you get sick.

Warning #2: There will be no amnesty program. These are one-way tickets.

Before the 2000 elections, the Alec Baldwins and the Barbara Streisands of the world promised that they would leave the country if Bush won. The good news is that Bush indeed won; the bad news is that Streisand and Baldwin did what liberals always seem to do: they lied. And, alas, they are still among us.

But this time they are serious about leaving. With Bush's election the Renaissance was over; with his reelection, the Dark Ages have definitively descended upon America. These leftists therefore want out — so they can seek more socialist pastures. They just need a little nudge, a little financial incentive.

I, for one, stand ready and willing to do my patriotic part and contribute to the Export a Liberal Fund. I hope you will join me in this worthy charitable endeavor. Let's really go out and paint the country red!


TOPICS: Canada; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: canada; france; liberals; libs; stephenmoore

1 posted on 11/17/2004 7:11:40 AM PST by Akira
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To: Akira

Unfortunately, the weakening dollar does nothing to make liberals more appealable to foreign nations to which they might emigrate.


2 posted on 11/17/2004 7:12:44 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Akira

Enough already with the "liberals" are moving to Canada or France etc.

This has been posted enought times. They ain't leaving. We should be so lucky if they would actually do something, anything except talk and whine.


3 posted on 11/17/2004 7:17:31 AM PST by garyhope
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To: Akira

Does anyone else see a connection between the current huge popularity of animated movies, those with no actual Hollywierd actors at all, and the extreme Leftwing politics of the most visible members of that community?

Could it be that moviegoers are "voting" with their tickets?


4 posted on 11/17/2004 7:18:26 AM PST by Redbob
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To: bullseye876

;-)

I thought I needed another cup of coffee to follow that one. Now I'll have to go find the Katie Crock thread.


7 posted on 11/17/2004 7:28:24 AM PST by Akira (Experience is a hard teacher, but fools will have no other.)
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To: Akira
So here's my idea: a new project called the Export a Liberal Fund. From this pool we will donate $100 to every liberal who agrees to give up his U.S. citizenship and flee the country permanently.
This is a proposal I made 20 years ago. I specifically referred to flagburners, and proposed that Congress define public flagburning to mean that the perpetrator wanted to sell his citizenship to some foreigner who would appreciate it. I would grant the perp a hearing in court, at which time the perp could deny that intent - thereby negating the PR value of the original demonstration - and be allowed to stay. The TV broadcaster who televised the original demonstration would be required to spend as much broadcast time on the court denial as on the original demonstration . . .

8 posted on 11/17/2004 7:35:24 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which liberalism coheres is that NOTHING actually matters but PR.)
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To: Akira

Now can we question their patriotism?


9 posted on 11/17/2004 7:36:25 AM PST by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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Bye Bye!!!


10 posted on 11/17/2004 7:39:59 AM PST by Legion04
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To: Akira
"I for one stand ready and willing to do my patriotic part and contribute to the Export a liberal fund"

I've been advocating something like this for years. I keep telling my family that if I ever hit the lottery, I'm going to spend the money on something like the Export a Liberal fund. They think I am kidding. I am absolutely 100% serious about this. I would even support a tax increase to finance exporting liberals to the Socialist's paradise of their choice.

This is the only non-violent solution I can think of to solve the division in the nation. You can't have bi-partisanship between liberals and conservatives. They have little to nothing in common. They are at cross purposes.

Conservatives want to live under our Constitution. There are many, many Godless-Socialist countries the liberals could go live in. There is only one United States of America. We have no where else to go.

11 posted on 11/17/2004 7:41:58 AM PST by Pajamajan (It's morning again in America!)
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To: Bosco

You mean there was a time when you stopped questioning their patriotism?


12 posted on 11/17/2004 7:47:37 AM PST by Doug Loss
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To: Redbob
"see a connection between the current huge popularity of animated movies, those with no Hollywood actors at all and the extreme LEFTWING politics of the most visible members of that community"

I think the popularity of reality TV shows is also a backlash against the pompous, preachy lefties in Hollyweird. I luv it, because even the worst reality TV demonstrates that there really isn't anything special about the "stars".

I don't understand why Hollywood hasn't left the country yet. They have the money to move out of here and take the studios with them. Let them go make their trash in some European country.

13 posted on 11/17/2004 7:55:56 AM PST by Pajamajan (It's morning again in America!)
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To: Akira
Given the extensive social harm still being done up here by the hordes of leftist U.S. draft dodgers and deserters who invaded Canada in the 60's & 70's and subsequently wormed their way into our most culturally sensitive areas such as our media and educational and legal systems, it's past time to say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!

Urging any more to join us is precisely as irresponsible as running a sewer line into your neighbor's yard!

It's tough enough standing up for conservative principles in Kanuckistan without our "friends" flushing their toxic waste our way and then blaming us for the resulting liberal stench!
14 posted on 11/17/2004 8:01:16 AM PST by GMMAC (lots of terror cells in Canada - I'll be waving my US flag when the Marines arrive!)
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To: GMMAC

You know, you've got a point, there. :P


15 posted on 11/17/2004 8:08:51 AM PST by Constantine XIII
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To: Doug Loss
You mean there was a time when you stopped questioning their patriotism?

Privately, no. But the caterwauling about their protesting the war saying that it WAS patriotic to do so went on and on. So, with the desire to either leave the country or secede leaves no doubt in rational people's minds that they are un-patriotic and calls into question their loyalty.

16 posted on 11/17/2004 8:10:00 AM PST by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: Brilliant

Even better we will sent all our liberals to San Fran, Boston and DC. We have enough lib's up here and do not want anymore.


17 posted on 11/17/2004 8:37:30 AM PST by free_life
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
This is a proposal I made 20 years ago. I specifically referred to flagburners, and proposed that Congress define public flagburning to mean that the perpetrator wanted to sell his citizenship to some foreigner who would appreciate it.

That was a bad idea 20 years ago and it still is.

18 posted on 11/17/2004 8:42:41 AM PST by Protagoras (No wonder we have problems, big tents have lots of clowns inside)
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To: Pajamajan
I would even support a tax increase to finance exporting liberals to the Socialist's paradise of their choice.

Thereby creating even more socialism here. Makes sense, not.

19 posted on 11/17/2004 8:44:02 AM PST by Protagoras (No wonder we have problems, big tents have lots of clowns inside)
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To: Pajamajan
I don't understand why Hollywood hasn't left the country yet.

Because it sucks more elsewhere. And even those morons know it.

20 posted on 11/17/2004 8:45:46 AM PST by Protagoras (No wonder we have problems, big tents have lots of clowns inside)
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To: free_life

They still vote, though.


21 posted on 11/17/2004 10:22:01 AM PST by Brilliant
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