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Monday, April 12, 2010

Wrong fuel

In 4-12's letter "Fueled by hate", a writer says that, “All this current violence and threats of violence from right-wing Republicans/Tea Baggers”, comes from hate, rather than anger, because Obama is (half) African American. He discovered this in 1988, which is before Obama even became an Illinois state senator.

Now, “tea bagger” is an obscene pejorative, used only by those who aren’t aware of it’s semi-obvious sexual reference, and those on the hard left. But let’s move on.

I am aware of several acts of violence. Each violent person left statements and writings. All of them are from the left: the plane crasher, the teacher shooter, the Ft. Hood shooter, the finger biter, the S.E.I.U. black protester beaters, etc. There is one group, that any conservative would call ‘crazy’, which is under investigation for “plotting” violence against cops. As a conservative (and retired cop) I am against this and I’m glad they’re being investigated.
There have been claims of threats and people spitting (all of which somehow avoided being recorded by phone systems and dozens of camcorders), some un-witnessed vandalism and one bullet fired into a (Republican) Congressman’s office.

I am also aware that at all the Tea Parties I have attended, I have observed exactly ONE (1) fool who let kids yelling from a passing car bait him into using the “N word”. We shouted him down ourselves and he left the rally. I also noted that everyone else was smiling and even picking up their own trash. Also, “Republicans” were just a large minority, with most being Independents and a few Democrats and Libertarians. About half appeared to be Black, Latino or Asian (I’m sorry, I didn’t think to ask for specifics).

Over 70% of Americans, in various polls, are increasingly anxious. The numbers grow daily. They said basically that they didn’t vote for radical, leftist “change”; that they are worried about reckless spending and debt; that they want reform but not the destruction of their own insurance and would prefer that the current plan be scrapped in favor of simple reform; and they get angry when their “representatives” lie to them and call them names.

One true difference between the left and right: the left wants to “create” (and take away) rights as they see fit. The right knows that we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, which no politician (today’s Progressive or tomorrow’s Republican) can give or take away.

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