I cannot believe the lies slots proponents and our elected officials are telling in order to intimidate us into voting for slots. I received a flyer in my mailbox this week that is so full of falsehoods I’m not sure how its authors sleep at night.
Archive for October, 2008
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a “black issues” think tank, estimates that Barack Obama could receive 94 percent of the black vote, the highest since President Lyndon Johnson was elected in 1964. I find being one of the six percent who isn’t voting for him liberating, however. Freed from the tyranny of basing my worldview entirely on my skin color, I’m allowed to be the unique individual that God made me.
“Don’t tell me words don’t matter!” ~ Senator Barack Obama
Dear Senator Obama:
You hate the word “socialism” when applied to your tax plan because you know Americans reject socialism as anathema to our values. Since words matter, let’s take a closer look at what socialism is and how you and Senator Biden in your own words described your plan to the American people.
The modern Democratic Party claims its origins in the Democratic-Republican Party of Thomas Jefferson, our third President. As I see our country being rushed by the Democrats toward expanded government, excessive taxation and restricted liberty while Republicans offer tepid resistance, I think this is a good time to explore the words of President Jefferson and challenge ourselves to defend the principles for which Thomas Jefferson stood.
In 1969, President Richard Nixon popularized the phrase “silent majority,” referring to those Americans who weren’t out in the streets protesting the Vietnam War or engaging in the sexual revolution or the drug culture, and who generally weren’t publicly vocal about their views. At the time, he was contrasting these people with the more vocal and radical citizens who took to the streets, wrote opinion pieces or appeared on TV and the radio, implying that they were in the minority.
Recently, reports and videos have been circulating about the increasing rage on display at rallies for John McCain and Salin Palin as the election nears. Liberals complain that Senator McCain and Governor Palin are stirring up resentments and division with their increasingly critical rhetoric about Senator Barack Obama’s past alliances with unsavory characters, or they point to the angry people at these rallies and say they are indicative of the kind of people who support Republicans and/or conservatives. The latter opinion is typical condescending liberal claptrap and it explains in part the anger that’s on display. (more…)