Tuesday, January 11, 2011

On political discourse

First a few quotes.

The freedom of speech and the freedom of the press have not been granted to the people in order that they may say things which please, and which are based upon accepted thought, but the right to say the things which displease, the right to say the things which convey the new and yet unexpected thoughts, the right to say things, even though they do a wrong. "

Samuel Gompers

And now a contemporary quote from Jack Shafer writing at Slate

"Our spirited political discourse, complete with name-calling, vilification—and, yes, violent imagery—is a good thing. Better that angry people unload their fury in public than let it fester and turn septic in private. The wicked direction the American debate often takes is not a sign of danger but of freedom. And I'll punch out the lights of anybody who tries to take it away from me. "

-Jack Shafer

Amen! The Left is calling for those who oppose them to cool down the rhetoric. They're blaming any political opponent they can think of for the AZ shooting without any evidence. I have two words for those degenerates on the Left. Fuck you! Blaming myself and most of the folks on my blogroll for the shooting in Arizona only further inflames political discourse.

Has the Left learned nothing? Are they really this stupid? Apparently they don't realize that telling their political opponents and fellow Americans to shut up and then attempting to muzzle them will only make them want to speak out more. Treating them like accomplices to murder because they dare speak out against the most unfavorable Congress in American history does nothing to further civil discourse, rather it foments anger and discontent. As for anger and rhetoric, blaming myself and millions of other gun owners for the actions of a nutjob is only going to create well deserved anger and defensiveness amongst those being attacked.

You speak of toning down angry rhetoric. Look in the mirror first. Stop blatantly attacking Tea Partiers, gun owners, Republicans, Libertarians, and anyone who dares speak out against the Progressive agenda. Stop collectively blaming us for the actions of others without any evidence. Spewing angry, nasty vitriol is what the Left does at both a macro (MSM) and micro (bloggers) level. Don't believe me? just take a look in my archives to see some of the despicable personal attacks levied against me by, you guessed it, Liberals. Take a look at the violent rhetoric of the Left or of President Obama himself.

The Left should know this. Don't expect those of us who don't want your utopia thrust upon us to sit back and take it just because some crazy asshole decided to start shooting. We will not be silenced. If there's one action that's sure to make us angry it's blatantly unconsitutitonal attempts to deprive us of our rights, especially our right to call you all a bunch of festering assbags who couldn't find the Bill of Rights if we posted it permanently on Obama's teleprompter.

If there is one thing the Left hates more than anything (even the 2nd Amendment) it is dissenting speech, which is why Bob Brady (D) wants to introduce a bill to criminalize free speech. Another Dem, Jim Clyburn wants to try to reintroduce the Fairness Doctrine.

You knew it was coming. You didn't really think the Democrats would let a crisis go to waste when they could use it as an opportunity to quell dissent and muzzle opposing voices of the people, did you?

Also, Democrats with no respect for the 1st Amendment! This is my shocked face!

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