Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Political Rhetoric Gone Wild!

I didn't know that I was a Jihadist terrorist!! But evidently this 68 year old granny is trying to overthrow the government of the United States. And what makes me say that? Well, if the Vice President of the United States and an op-ed piece in a major American newspaper says so, it must be true, right?

Anyone who listens to politicians without thinking for themselves is no better off than the animals on George Orwell's Animal Farm who slowly lost their freedoms, because they were not diligent to remember their history, think for themselves, and stop the encroachment on their rights at the first signs of them being infringed upon.

No, we've never gone to a Tea Party rally, but our personal political beliefs align us with this group. And I honestly don't believe that the majority of Americans look "in horror" at the unwillingness of the Tea Party Congressmen to compromise on the national debt reduction issue.

Our Founding Fathers set in motion a government run by the process of Checks and Balances, so that no one part of the government has total control of any issue. Our government works at its best when we have a "loyal opposition" - proud Americans ready to voice, in a lawful manner, their disagreement with those in power.

The day we stop opposing political decisions we don't agree with - that's the day we stop living in the United States of America!


Jan said...

Name calling seems to be so prominent today. A person with a different point of view is either a Nazi or a terrorist. Saves thinking I guess.

Dirty Butter said...

Always good to get someone else's feedback, Jan. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

Andy D said...

Well said. Speaking of Animal Farm, I recently bought a copy of 1984. I read it in high school, but I believe there is an awful lot of rhetoric coming out of the White House and published in the print media that sounds like it could have been lifted out of 1984. Calling a group of people who want the government to follow the law "terrorists" might be a prime example.

Dirty Butter said...

Thanks, Andy, for your comment. I found my recent re-read of Animal Farm to be very thought provoking.

Doug Stephens said...

Political rhetoric is fun :)

Dirty Butter said...

Everyone to their own fun. LOL!