Dennis Campbell
March 5, 2007
The wisdom of Solomon applied to modern liberals
By Dennis Campbell

The wisest man in history was the great philosopher/king Solomon, who ruled over Israel 3,000 years ago during the height of that nation's power and prosperity.

His story is recorded in First Kings of the Old Testament (New International Version). At the beginning of Solomon's reign, God appeared to him in a dream and asked what he desired from the Lord. Solomon asked for "a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong."

This pleased the Lord, who said, "Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be."

Solomon's great wisdom is displayed in the book of Proverbs, a series of sayings that cover most aspects of human life. Remarkably, Solomon seemed to anticipate today's Liberals in these gems.

Of course, he did not use the word Liberal, but instead made repeated references to fools. He was biting in his disdain for their behavior and in his warnings of the consequences of it. Two Hebrew words were most frequently used that are translated "fool."

The first has as its root someone who is perverse (defined by Merriam-Webster as "turned away from what is right or good; obstinate in opposing what is right, reasonable or accepted; marked by peevishness or petulance"), and "perverted," or turned aside or away from what is good or true or morally right.

The second word refers to someone who is stupid, silly or vile.

One immediately is reminded of Liberal bloggers and their vulgar, profane and superficial rantings for example, the twisted ravings of the recent female bloggers for John Edwards, whose grotesque offerings caused such a storm of protest and criticism.

So, having laid the groundwork for Solomon's depictions of today's Liberals, let's take a look at some specific Proverbs, substituting "Liberal" for "fool."

Proverbs 1:7: "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but Liberals despise wisdom and discipline." The evidence of this can be found on just about any college campus.

Proverbs 10:23: "A Liberal finds pleasure in evil conduct, but a man of understanding delights in wisdom." Homosexuality, sexual promiscuity, abortion, euthanasia, foul and profane language, violence toward those who disagree with them the list of the dark and dismal things Liberals hold dear is long.

Proverbs 12:16: "A Liberal shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult," and Proverbs 14:16: "A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil, but a Liberal is hotheaded and reckless." Just visit a liberal blog, or listen to Airhead America radio.

Proverbs 15:2: "The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the Liberal gushes folly." Have you listened to Liberal callers to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham?

Proverbs 17:16: "Of what use is money in the hand of a Liberal, since he has no desire to get wisdom?" Yet, they demand that we give more and more of it to them!

Proverbs 18:2: "A Liberal finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions." Full of emotion and vituperation, but little substance.

Proverbs 20:3: "It is to a man's honor to avoid strife, but every Liberal is quick to quarrel." Just try to debate one.

Proverbs 23:9: "Do not speak to a Liberal, for he will scorn the wisdom of your words." On second thought, perhaps you should not waste your time arguing with them.

Proverbs 27:22: "Though you grind a Liberal in a mortar, grinding him like grain with a pestle, you will not remove his folly from him." Presenting a reasoned and factual argument to a Liberal is futility.

Proverbs 29:9: "If a wise man goes to court with a Liberal, the Liberal rages and scoffs, and there is no peace," and Proverbs 29:11: "A Liberal gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control." This can be verified by those who try to debate Liberals in our colleges and universities, or conservative speakers who face hostile Liberal students.

Finally, when you wonder why Liberals never learn from their disastrous social, economic and political policies, Solomon has the answer:

Proverbs 26:11: "As a dog returns to its vomit, so a Liberal repeats his folly."

© Dennis Campbell


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