Wednesday, November 23, 2005


If we really are one nation under God, then let's act like it

Ever feel as I do that in spite of all the feverish insistence from our conservative leadership that they are taking a stand for Christian values, that they've in truth led our nation down a terribly immoral, un-Christian path? I mean, these are the folks who apparently believe that torture is OK as a standard operating procedure, that some people should receive no legal rights, that pre-emptive war is good diplomacy, that world peace is a stupid idea for effeminate types, that the wealthy should be served first and everyone else last, and that the legal, ethical and moral considerations of campaign finance are highly situational and flexible.

If you agree with me, then you'll agree with Jimmy Carter, who has to say about the loss of our great nation's moral high ground over the past few years. Click here to read what he has to say.

By the way, here's something President Carter said about war quite a few years ago that's stuck with me:
"War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children."
And I certainly don't believe the war in Iraq qualifies even as a necessary evil.

Today's mail

We haven't looked at the mail recently, so today I reached in and pulled out a letter from a conservative, who disagreed with my posting about attacks on John Murtha.

O.k., lets call the comments from Libs in the past few days for what they are STRAW MAN POLITICS. I've noticed lately, how adept libs are in consistently using the straw man strategy. Of course, I guess I shouldn't be surprised - when you don't evidence to stand on, then you need to invent a stance for your opposition that you can attack and knock down.

Yes, there are comments from bloggers attacking John Murtha, and a freshman congresswoman read a note from a Marine who said that cowards turn but Marines never quit. (which I expect was actually meant to convey the message to Murtha that he is NOT a coward, and shouldn't be retreating) However, there is no ATTACK against Murtha. We conservatives don't think he's turned into the great satan, and we don't think he was or is a coward. In fact, we respect him, and thank him for his service (something you never seem to hear liberals doing). But we do think he is wrong, and a good number of Democrates think he is wrong.

But, hey, this isn't about the war for libs, its about politics. Win at any cost. And more importantly, give to the Democratic party (who's creating this Straw Man) at any cost.

I'm not sure what a straw man attack is, but it sure doesn't sound very positive.

And darn, we finally have a conservative who's on to us liberals. Here we thoght we had pulled the wool over America's eyes, but it only takes one conservative and our deceit unravels. Yes, you have us figured out. We don't really think the war in Iraq was a grievous error. We don't really believe in economic and social justice. We don't really believe in good government and sound policy. We wish only to attack President Bush because he is a Republican and not a Democrat. We only believe in our blessed party as an end in itself.

If only we could have maintained the high level of decorum, fairness, diplomacy, statesmanship and restraint conservatives showed during the Clinton years.

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