I may not necessarily agree with 100% of the following from Don Surber, but it sure did wake me up and make my morning.
For a decade, from the election of Bush 43 forward, the Left has lied and cheated as it tried to return to power. Al Gore made a mockery out of the American electoral system by being a spoilsport over Florida, which Bush indeed won by 537 votes. Dan Rather forged a document to try to derail Bush’s re-election. Twice Democrats stole U.S. senators from the Republicans. . . .
Once in power, liberals were the opposite of gracious.
For two years now, I have been called ignorant, racist, angry and violent by the left. The very foul-mouthed protesters of Bush dare to now label my words as “hate speech.”
Last week, the left quickly blamed the right for the national tragedy of a shooting spree by a madman who never watched Fox News, never listened to Rush Limbaugh and likely did not know who Sarah Palin is.
Fortunately, the American public rejected out of hand that idiotic notion that the right was responsible. (except for the idiots – Wannabe)
Rather than apologize, the left wants to change the tone of the political debate.
The left suddenly wants civil discourse.
And you think I can get a good rant on! I think it is important to add that tea party protesters have been directly assaulted by union thugs. That has been ignored/forgotten by the “mainstream” news media.
There is grown-up work to do now. Liberals ran up the federal credit card, destroyed the American medical system and undermined the rule of law — which is the foundation of capitalism — with a bunch of unconstitutional fiats from the president and his bureaucracy.
The economy is a mess. The president “inherited” a 7.6% unemployment rate. It’s now 9.4% — after we spent a record $787 billion on a stimulus.
I was not consulted on that stimulus. I had a very good argument against it. I said the money supply was too large and printing more money would fail. I said let the economic downturn run its course.
Lefties were too busy celebrating the 2008 election to listen.
When people protested lefties made vulgar remarks about tea-bagging and giggled.
So screw you and your civil discourse.
I don’t want to hear it.
I have been screamed at for 10 years.
It’s my turn now. I am not going to scream back. But I refuse to allow anyone to dictate what I say or how I say it. I refuse to allow the same foul-mouthed, foul-spirited foul people who dumped on me to now try to tell me what I may or may not say.
My free speech matters more than the feelings of anyone on the left. You don’t like what I say? Tough.
I will not allow people to label my words Hate Speech or try to lecture me on civility. I saw the lefty signs. The left’s definition of civil discourse is surreal.
We have a terribly unfit president who has expanded government control beyond not only what is constitutional but what is healthy for our freedom.
Indeed, this call for civil discourse is itself a direct threat to my free speech.
So screw you.
You don’t like my words? You don’t like my tone? You feel threatened?
When I read this, I thought Surber might be channeling me!
Now obviously civil discourse has an important place in a society. But truth has a more important place. And when those in power commit crimes against our constitutional democracy with stolen elections, arbitrary dictator judges, reckless raids on the treasury and more and attack those who oppose their crimes, telling the truth and acting on it appropriately will likely seem slightly uncivil. (Hence the tone of this blog on occasion. I might not go quite as far as Surber, but I completely understand where he is coming from.)
In any case, those who have committed and/or cheered on the crimes and have smeared those who opposed them are in no place to lecture anyone about civility. And I share Surber’s suspicion that calls for civil discourse from Lefties are merely yet another attempt to muzzle those of us who are right of center. Those who commit rape do not like anyone crying, “Rape!”
Now, right or wrong, I am still giving Obama the benefit of the doubt in his call for civil discourse . . . for now. He did not engage in the post-Tucson libels and quite clearly said they were wrong. And I give him credit for that. But his administration should still be watched . . . closely.
That is my civil response to Surber’s post although I am sure some will not find it so.
My not so civil response?
Hat tip to Christopher Johnson.