Dear Lefties –

Here’s the difference between me and you:

I would never demand that the federal government confiscate a big chunk of your income and spend it on me.

I would never tell you what kind of insurance you’re allowed to buy.

If you own a business, I would never tell you what you must pay your employees or what benefits you must provide.

I would never demand that your schools force your kids to read books that promote my political beliefs.

I would never demand that you wear a worthless mask in public, or that you put those worthless masks on your kids. (I also wouldn’t try to stop you from putting masks on your kids, even though I consider it akin to child abuse.)

I would never prevent your doctor from prescribing a drug he or she believes could help you recover from COVID.

I would never prevent your pharmacist from filling that prescription.

If you own a business, I would never presume to tell you whether or not you’re allowed to keep it open.

I would never prevent you from patronizing a business, attending a concert, or getting on an airplane just because you don’t have a vaccine passport.

I would never demand that you risk the nasty side-effects of a COVID vaccine to make me feel a teensy bit safer.

You do all of the above. And yet in an era where pundits are constantly wringing their hands about the deep divisions among Americans, you think I’m the problem – because I won’t give in to your never-ending demands to control my income, my business, my travel, and my medical decisions.

If you’d really like us to get along, it’s simple: leave me the hell alone — as I do you.

16 Responses to “Dear Lefties: Want Us To Get Along? It’s Simple.”
  1. J says:

    They have no intention of leaving us alone, Tom. But I think you already know that. The government has it’s tentacles in every aspect of our life. And now they are squeezing. Hiding is no longer an option.

    • Tom Naughton says:

      Agreed. I don’t see a path where this all resolves peacefully.

      • J says:

        Seems it would resolve “peacefully” if people stopped complying with any mask or vaccine or restriction mandate. Seems simple enough but we are a society of docile sheep.

        • Tom Naughton says:

          Coronahysteria has left me EXTREMELY disappointed in Americans and Australians. Given our histories, I viewed both populations as naturally skeptical of authority and a bit rebellious. Huge letdown to see how many obedient sheep live among us.

          • J says:

            That’s certainly my perception also but I am trying to stay cognizant of the fact that this is also a demoralization campaign. They want us to think no one is pushing back but some are pushing back. You perhaps have seen what’s going on with some airlines, and also some firehouses in NY, etc.
            Have people finally had enough? One can only hope. Will be interesting to see how this develops.

          • Tom Naughton says:

            Agreed. Apologies for the slow response. Since I no longer post regularly, I forget to regularly check for comments.

  2. Clint says:

    Instead of bringing us together, they are dividing us!
    None of this has anything to do with our health and well-being, it’s politics and they’re trying to control us and take away our freedom!
    I will not comply, I will not give into tyranny!
    God bless you Tom!

  3. AnneMarie Dodge says:

    Tom, just look at this SPIKED article. I am totally speechless! This type of thing is happening in the UK as well the USA. Where on earth do we go from here?

    • Tom Naughton says:

      We don’t go anywhere nice from here, I can tell you that. We can only hope that enough people become fed up with woke ideology to stop giving in to it — or throw those who do give in to it out of power for good.

  4. Steve says:

    Tom you never cease to amaze me. As mentioned.. well said!

  5. Zek says:

    Would so much like to be left the hell alone. Simply not possible with these demented Bolsheviks.

    • Tom Naughton says:

      Nope, not possible. There’s no stopping point with these people. They never decide they’ve taken enough of your money and your freedom.

  6. The Older Brother says:


    I just came here hoping this blog still even existed so I could get a copy of Big Shoes. You might want to give a guy a heads up that you’re posting again, for chrissakes.

    • Tom Naughton says:

      Heh-heh … announced it on Twitter, but of course that doesn’t do you any good.

      I wouldn’t say I’m posting again, at least not regularly.

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