Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Arguing With Idiots -- For Dummies

I have been reading Glenn Beck's book, Arguing With Idiots. It's a pretty good compendium of how to debunk the usual "progressive" arguments and accusations against conservative values and the nation's founding principles. But I wonder if it is really worth it to argue about that stuff. We might educate ourselves, our neighbors and our children. We're not going to convince the "progressives". We might solidify our own convictions and hone our debating skills, but if the arguments I've had recently are any indication, the "progressives" just don't bring any serious intellectual firepower to the table. It's the same old talking points and half-truths, or zero-truths over and over. Even if you win an argument, the next time you visit the blog, they're right back on the same harangue.

Here's my book, Arguing With Idiots -- For Dummies:
  • The Constitution is the official specification for the US Government.
  • The Constitution is the binding contract between the US Government and We the People.
  • Any regime that distorts or disregards the Constitution is untrustworthy and dangerous.
The End.

There is no other argument. Nothing else matters. Global warming? The Constitution doesn't address it. Cap & Trade is not authorized by the Constitution. Government health care? Not authorized. Entitlement programs, corporate welfare? Bailouts? Farm subsidies? Not authorized. EPA? OSHA? IRS? Energy Department? No, no, no, and no. I could go on, but if it isn't in the enumerated powers, it isn't authorized. The 9th and 10th amendments make that crystal clear.

So if the "progressives" want a different form of government, then they will have to legally amend the Constitution to authorize all of those things mentioned above, and more. That is difficult by design. They can't do it out in the open, where We the People can see what they're doing, because we would not allow it. So they must do it by stealth, and they are succeeding. They distort and disregard the Constitution. Untrustworthy and dangerous "progressives" want to retire or destroy the Constitution.

However, in order to secure government power, "progressive" politicians must take an oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution. In so doing, their first official act as a public official is to lie to God and everybody! They have no intention of upholding and defending the Constitution. They mean to shred it. Barack Obama said the Constitution is an impediment (well yeah! -- that's by design!). He says that it represents the fundamental flaw of our form of government, that persists to this day. Yet he took an oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution. How could he? Seriously, how?

By the way, it isn't just Obama. I want all politicians, Republican and Democrat control freaks on both sides the aisle, to implement the spec, and honor the contract!

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