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


Norm Cowie said...

Is your idea of 'effective debate' showing up armed at town hall meetings shouting down any other dissenting points of view?

Is your idea of 'effective debate' blatantly making up untruths about the health care plan, and feeding the lies to people too dumb to actually look up the actual bill?

And you don't think your side participates in 'name calling'? How about the recent and entirely laughable names your side is calling Obama, like 'facist.'

This from a party that tortures prisoners, starts an illegal war, wiretaps its own citizens without due process, etc. etc.

This from a party whose bright star is an ex-Governor from Alaska who can no longer fool her own constituency, much less form coherent and comprehensive thoughts.


The Sage of Tampa said...

To you Kath, I offer kudos. You have once again driven a wooden stake into the heart of the matter."The Government" is led by elected politicians and managed by bureaucrats, the appointees and hirlings of the politicians. Ergo, EVERY government program is ultimately defined, scoped, led and managed by politicians and bureaucrats whose only goals are to bleed those programs dry of every dollar alloted to them and, ultimately, bankrupt them. I challenge anyone to name just one government program instituted in the last 75 years that is cost effective, self-sustaining,and above all, solvent.

And to you, Norm, I offer a crying towel and this challenge: name a specific right guaranteed to you by the US Constitution that you had under the Clinton Administration but was denied you under the Bush administration and you expect the Obama administration to restore. Just one. No hyperbole. No rhetoric. No Kool-Aid from the Daily Kos. No emotional argument beginning with the statement, "Well, everybody knows that George Bush did. . ." Just verifiable FACTS.. . if you can.

sanjeet said...

How about the recent and entirely laughable names your side is calling Obama, like 'facist.'

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