Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Misrepresentation can't change the truth (or "sticks & stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me")

It’s unfortunate that the so-called “liberals” and “progressives” are incapable of mounting an effective debate on the issues and must rely, instead, upon the elementary school tactic of name calling to try to sway public opinion in their favor, but issues are funny things—they just won’t go away. Admittedly, smearing us with the "r" word stunned us at first and did a pretty good job of shutting us up during the election, but it won’t happen again. We’re on to you now, and patriotic Americans, the true sons and daughters of liberty, will not stand silent as our way of life, our freedoms, and the Constitution upon which they depend are weakened, nay destroyed, by those for whom power is the be-all and end-all of existence. No sir. In the 1960’s, protesters demanded “Power to the People,” and nothing has changed since.

So, it's okay. Go ahead and label us racists. It doesn’t make us racists, nor will it deter us from defending a way of life that is the envy of the world. If you must, keep using misrepresentation and hyperbole to describe our concerns and our efforts, but that will only work as long as you can hide the truth from fair minded, liberty loving Americans who want to run their own lives free from unwelcome government interference. And, you can use all the socially correct words in your “New Speak” dictionary to try to convince folks that government is a marvelous money manager and intrinsically beneficent, but many of us still remember George Washington’s admonition: “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.”

So get used to it, Lefty. We’re here, and we’re not going away. We won’t be fooled by your red herrings about Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, public schools, and the like, because we all know that these tax funded entities are forced upon us by liberals with a centuries old socialist agenda (you might want to look up “socialist”—it has no “n” in it). Despite your protestations, we all know it is the government that has run those entitities, as well as the Postal Service, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and myriad other programs into bankruptcy, and we know that giving a bureaucrat control of our health care is equivalent to giving a five-year-old the keys to the family car—no good can come of it. There are better solutions out there, so open your eyes, open your mind, and try thinking. Even liberals must eventually realize that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel just because a spoke is broken.

"THE PLOT is disturbingly relevant"--Bob Woodward