Sunday, July 09, 2006

Perfidy and Revisionism

Two fine 4th of July thoughts by people who wish our country and our government ill:

That this woman taught college is truly chilling!
[I quote:]

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
Death, desolation, tyranny, cruelty. Check,check, check and check. I don't know what perfidy is but I bet yours is unparalleled and unworthy. It's like deja vu out the wazoo, man. And that's BEFORE the whole King George/George Dubya thing gets going.

[end quote. My dear professor, have you ever heard of a dictionary? They are making some lovely computer software packages so that you don't have to undergo the stress of touching an old-fashioned book. It means treachery, disloyalty. You should be familiar with it.]

The full screed can be read here

Hat tip to Michelle Malkinand Power Line.

BTW, The author no longer teaches at a University because of her threats against a blogger of an opposite political persuasion. Perhaps a dictionary is the least of her shortcomings.

While the next fine individual deplores the founding of the United States, he contradicts himself almost in the same breath.
[I quote:]
They believed that it was wrong to tax colonists who did not have representation in the legislature, but the tax, not the lack of representation, was the grievance. ....
John Steinbeck noted that the American Revolution was different from that of France's or Russia's because the so-called revolutionaries "did not want a new form of government; they wanted the same kind, only run by themselves."

[End Quote. Contrary to the first statement, the second is correct; the founding fathers wanted a say proportional to their population in parliament. They believed that a parliament so constructed would not have arrived at the same taxes for the colonies. The founding fathers wanted a parliamentary democracy, a representative democracy. If that could not be provided in London, then it would have to be provided in the colonies themselves.]

Read the whole unfortunate piece here

Note that neither of these fine authors offers a replacement for our current form of government, and one shudders to thinkwhat tyranny would fill the vacuum that their desires would create.




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