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Feedback from the left

“Todd”, who publishes the Ohio Progressive Blog (still under construction as evidenced by the message “If you are the owner of this web site you have not uploaded (or incorrectly uploaded) your web site.”) posed a series of questions that are repeated by the left in reference to my post about the column “Deaf, Dumb, and democRAT” by Michael Graham.

His first question was “How about repealing the Bush tax cuts for the top %1 and social security is good for over 100 years?” Well Todd, I can only guess that you receive your information only from such thought provoking intellectuals such as the Land Whale, from the ratings challenged ErrAmerica, or from the inmates at DU. Allow me to educate you: the tax cuts that President Bush signed into law on 7 June 2001 were not for the top one percent. In fact according to an article by CNN the law “cuts income tax rates across the board, reducing the lowest rate from 15 percent to 10 percent, and the highest rate from 39.6 percent to 35 percent.” They were by and large for taxpayers. If I am not in the top one percent of wage earners that you claim the tax cuts were for, then how exactly did I receive one? If you choose to pay more in taxes, then by all means write out a check and mail it to the Treasury Department. You leftists though have a hard time with the concept of choice. Your crowd doesn’t believe that someone could have the choice to not have their money taken for Social Security, but do believe in the choice to kill a baby. Interesting isn’t it that the same crowd that spat upon warriors who came home from VietNam calling them “baby killer” are the same group who themselves endorse killing children. Irony at it’s finest.

As for the democRATs favorite topic, social security, it is a program that should have been abolished long, long ago. How did the seasoned citizens in the republic survive in their later years before the SSA was around? I’m sure they sat up late at night after they had enjoyed their ration of dog food and prayed to their deity of choice (there that pesky word is again) that government come in to save the day. What about if people took responsibility for themselves and their families and assisted each other in their retirement as was done for the first one hundred fifty years of this country? Why should government be responsible? As the late Ronaldus Magnus said in his first inaugural address on 20 January 1981, “Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”

That quote brings us to the next question where he asks “How about spending 81 billion to fund our schools instead of funding a war against a country that didn’t attack us and didn’t have the capability to attack us?” As to the first part of your question, the amount of money that is spent on school funding is higher than ever before. The budget for the Department of Education has grown from $14,011,052,000 when it was established in 1979 (by PL 96-88) to a mandatory budget of $69,433,078,000 today. This is an increase of 496%. How long do we need to keep funneling billions of dollars into the puhblik edukashun system before there is an admission that it’s an abysmal failure? I’m sure in your exhaustive research you have studied the statistics that show the demonstrable decline year after year in the test scores. By your standard if we increase the funding by $81 Billion then the test scores should move up at least a fraction of a percent, right? But if we have increased it already by 496%, why do you think that an additional $81 Billion will make any difference? Why is the federal government even involved? Why not give the money wasted by the Department of Education to parents to choose how to educate their children? If I wish to choose to home school my child or place them in a private school where in both cases they receive an education far above what is offered in government schools, why can’t I have that money to use it more wisely than has been shown by the failure that are government schools? Another quote from the late Ronaldus Magnus explains why the left will never admit defeat with regard to puhblik edukashun, “It isn’t that Liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.”

In the second part of your question you state that we are “funding a war against a country that didn’t attack us”. The cessation of hostilities in 1991 between our country and Iraq was a cease fire. In the cease fire resolution I doubt that firing on coalition aircraft over 2500 times was allowed nor it’s support and funding for terrorism. Retired General Norman Schwarzkopf said once, “As far as Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist, he is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier. Other than that, he’s a great military man. I want you to know that.” It isn’t surprising then that Hussein didn’t make the connection that firing on coalition aircraft over 2500 times constituted attacking us. But as pointed out here, “Germany didn’t attack us on December 7, 1941 either, but we knew we had to deal with Hitler as well.”

In the last part of your question, you state that Iraq “didn’t have the capability to attack us”. If this is true, when then did they attack us as I described previously? They key word that you use as well “capability” is clearly subjective. The Danish Army is capable of mounting an attack against the German Army but the likelihood of that is doubtful at best. Even the Swiss Guards at the Vatican are capable of attacking the Italian Army, but I wouldn’t put good odds on the Italians. At the opening stages of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) at 9:34 PM EST on 19 March 2003 the Iraqi military was composed of the Iraqi Army (eleven infantry, three mechanized, and three armored divisions); the Iraqi Republican Guard (three armored divisions, two mechanized divisions, and one motorized infantry division); and the Special Republican Guard (six brigades, including two tank brigades and an anti-aircraft brigade). You can see a breakdown of the units we had in the area at GlobalSecurity.Org. Were the Iraqi military capable of mounting an attack against us? Surely. However, they were wise to take whatever counsel in not pursuing such an attack as demonstrated in OIF.

I was surprised by your third question where you asked “Why don’t we put some of that money into finding bin Laden?” You mean to tell me that we haven’t been searching for him? You mean to tell me that units such as the 173rd Airborne Brigade, 1st Brigade – 82nd Airborne Division, and 3rd Brigade – 25th Infantry Division among others working in Afghanistan and along the Pakistani border have been on vacation, and not searching for him? I guess the successes we have had in capturing scores of folks from AlQueda including many senior leaders such as Khalid Shaikh Mohammed don’t mean anything to the Birkenstock wearing granola-eating crowd. I have no doubt that bin Laden will be captured in time. Fifty years ago the same was said for the Nazis that escaped after World War II. In once example, Adolf Eichmann wasn’t captured until 11 May 1960, and sent to Israel to face trial. I sincerely hope that there isn’t a span of fifteen years that elapses to when we finally capture bin Laden. Nothing would please me more than to have him captured, face trial and executed for his crimes. The latest predictions I have heard from those in the intelligence community is a possible capture within three months. However, this is the same timeline given several times before. In time, he will be captured as well as Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and the other members of AlQueda. The difference between those of us who are Conservatives and the moonbats is that we actually want our military to succeed, unlike the left who take delight in the number of dead in Iraq and refer to them as “scumbags”.

You get high marks, or accolades I should say, for your last paragraph, “Maybe because the Bushes and Bin Ladens are close business partners in the Carlye group? No…that couldn’t be it. If that was the case we would have let the bin Ladens fly out of the country on 9/11 without being interviewed by the FBI…Oh wait that happened too!!!!” I’m sure you were camped out to watch Fahrenheit 9/11 and eagerly awaited each word that the Land Whale had to offer, but I would invite you to read “Fifty-nine Deceits in Fahrenheit 911” by Dave Kopel. I also invite you to watch Fahrenhype 9/11.

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  1. May 21, 2005 at 6:58 AM

    Thank you for advertising our blog in which we are only in the beginning stages of development and design. (We are not opting for the techy shortcut of using Blogger, but rather customizing our own css files for our blog code, created by an excellent open source group, to fit our theme). I look forward to an honest, intelligent, truthful and civil debate. Until then, I regress, but not for long my friend. Take care and God bless America, Todd“Dissent is the highest form of patriotism”Thomas Jefferson“I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”Patrick Henry

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