Originally Posted by Gpruitt54
My insisting that you agree with me is a weak straw man argument. I simply call things as I see them. But, I also call things as they are shown. I commented on totalitarianism and the right. Well, the right has shown themselves to be exactly as I have described. From Nixon with his professional burglars; to Bush with his illegal wire taps, sneak and peak, the attacking the wrong countries. It is all the same un-American totalitarian leanings in this land of freedom. And for those who support such activities, you are tainted by the acts of tyrants you support, be they elected or unelected. I donít have to make up anything, the actions of these perpetrators and the actions of their supporters are proof enough.
Do I care if you agree with me? NOPE, donít care one bit. You guys on the right lie to yourselfs and among your selves, but written history is there for the record. Itís all there. You who support such un-American actions love to shoot the messengers, when you should be condemning the guilty among your group. You donít have to agree with me at all.
Ladies and gentlemen, above we have living proof of William Penn's wisdom.
"If you protect a man from folly, you will soon have a nation of fools. [William Penn]"
It's obvious that they fail to heed the words of their own "Heroes" even when those words have PROVEN TO BE TRUE
. They demand we continue to grow the Socialist programs/agendas that have proven to have failed numerous times in the past. People like Gpruitt54 will tell you in in one breath how great and intelligent a man Lincoln was and in the next that what I have quoted below is the rantings of a right wing nut job. Which bring us back full circle to the quote above.
"You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves."
... Abraham Lincoln
Can anyone tell me one thing in that quote that Barry agrees with or has not tried to undermine?