Did You Go to a Tea Party?

 

I didn’t, but I am enjoying reading about them.  I think Glenn Beck is refreshing.  He just says it like he sees it, and he seems to be honestly bipartisan, which I like a lot! 

 

 

Bush and Obama spend or put us on the hook for $12.8 trillion, but I’m the extremist?

Cap and Trade without any plan on who pays the taxes or where the money goes, but I’m the extremist?

States are looking to apply retroactive taxes — that’s like changing the rules in the middle of the game — but I’m the extremist?

Vilifying AIG executives, without any law being broken, just for accepting money they were owed, but I’m the extremist?

Bush and Obama have taken over and want to take over banks, car manufacturers and insurance companies, but I’m the extremist?

The politicians in the House and Senate stuff $20 billion in pork and earmarks into spending bills when we have to beg the Chinese to loan us that money, and I’m the extremist?

A Supreme Court justice and Harold Koh, who will help run the State Department, talk about trans-nationalism and by definition a diminished role for the Constitution, but I’m the extremist?

Politicians openly talk of the Fairness Doctrine — or its ugly twin, “localism” — and curtailing my free speech, but I’m the extremist?

Unions and big labor politicians want to take away the right to a secret ballot, but I’m the extremist?

I believe in the Constitution. I believe in the Founding Fathers. I believe in the American people. When did believing those things make someone — anyone — an extremist?

I’m not the extremist.

I learned something from a lawyer friend of mine who won lots of cases in front of judges and lawyers — I asked him how he won so many cases. He said it’s easy: If the law supports my client’s position I argue the law. If not, I argue the facts. If the facts don’t support my client’s position, I just attack the opposition.

They can’t attack the message, so I guess they have to target the messenger.

 

I like that last line.  To me, that has always been the hallmark of a bad argument.  When you hear someone who is just badmouthing the other side, they probably don’t have much to offer, themselves.  And when you look at how political campaigning has deteriorated over the past twenty years, it should have been obvious to us that neither party has had much to offer. 

Thankfully, even though our government will never save us, I don’t have to worry.  I’m actually a citizen of a better country, where I AM saved, and looking forward to going there one of these days… 

 

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About dayuntoday

I'm a wonderer. I spend a lot of time mulling, pondering, and cogitating. This is just a place to park some of those thoughts.
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