Tag: power

Liberal Truth and the First Rule of Pretzels

You know the First Rule of Holes, don’t you? Put down the shovel.

For those of you who don’t know the context of that one, think of the term “digging yourself into a hole” by talking more when you should just shut up. Officer, this is why I was speeding……. Honey, that’s not lipstick on my collar….. It depends on what the meaning of “is” is……

Today, we introduce another rule. I call it the First Rule of Pretzels: If you find you are twisting yourself into a pretzel in order to assimilate increasingly contradictory data points into the premise you are ardently defending, perhaps it’s time to re-examine your premise.
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Democrats: envy-driven politics, power-driven governance

I don’t want to paint Republicans, or even conservatives, as 100% pure, righteous, and absent of any blame, fault or sin. I will note, and leave it at this, that the general disposition of Republicans and conservatives, when they are not practicing the politics of appeasement, is toward personal freedom for Americans and a vigorous defense of America from enemies without and within. Those Republicans who are not in it for their own personal power are typically in it, at some level, for the people they represent, and for the vision of America shared by the Framers.

Now about those other jokers.
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