Monday, October 02, 2006

Oh, so that's what it takes...

For the past six years, I've been watching the national political debate with fascination and disgust.  I find the "Cult 'o W" stickers especially fascinating.  I wonder how far some of these folks, my friends and neighbors, will go in support of authority and conformity.

This past Thursday I was truly and honestly depressed.  I am a student of history and a patriot.  I love this country and its founding principles.  I have never found evidence of a society with more freedoms and opportunities for a population as large and diverse as the United States of America.

Last Thursday, the Senate voted to dispense with protection of our freedoms guaranteed by the constitution in preference for a more monarchial concentration of power.  I was disgusted.  I wondered if there were any patriots left in Washington D.C.  I again wondered how far people would go to maintain membership in the cult.

Friday, we got the answer to my query.  People are naturally parents first, and Republicans (and Democrats) second.  The cover-up of the sick, predatorial behavior of one congressman has shown the threshold for blind conformity and rationalization.

Michele Malkin is just to the left of Anne Coulter, who in turn is just to the left of Attila the Hun.  Ms.  Malkin is in my estimation a crackpot.  Even she had this to say about the Foley scandal:

There is a time and place for attacking the Dems and the MSM. Now is not that time. Parents need assurance that their kids are safe on Capitol Hill. If Beltway GOP elites can't understand this, they are beyond hope.

I couldn't agree more.

Lest I think that humanity has triumphed, Matt Drudge is around to remind me that some people have no integrity, but only want to be liked by whomever they consider to be the "cool kids."  Here are his truly disgusting remarks on the Foley matter:

And if anything, these kids are less innocent — these 16 and 17 year-old beasts…and I've seen what they're doing on YouTube and I've seen what they're doing all over the internet — oh yeah — you just have to tune into any part of their pop culture.  You're not going to tell me these are innocent babies.  Have you read the transcripts that ABC posted going into the weekend of these instant messages, back and forth?  The kids are egging the Congressman on!  The kids are trying to get this out of him.  We haven't got the whole story on this. 

There you have it, these teenagers were asking for it.  It's their own fault.

To the rest of my countrymen who are as genuinely appalled by the cover-up of this horrible man's actions as me, let's work together to make this a country our children can be safe in.  While we're at it, let's make it a country they can be proud of too.  I would be proud to work with any other American to make that happen.



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