Monday, August 31, 2009

The Reich-Wing's Unwritten Constitution

Despite a pretended insistence on a strict interpretation of the Constitution, certain Republicans harbor a myth that change is unconstitutional or, at the very least, against the American tradition. IMO, that's why some loosely-bound people have taken shots at Progressive leaders, going all the way back to Theodore Roosevelt. Policies and legislation should be debated on their merits. Instead, this shibboleth is promulgated that change itself is un-American.

I think this mythology is dangerous in an armed society.


Exhibit No. 1 is this carefully rehearsed exchange.

This is bigger than just John Voight.

8 Moderated Comments:

Blogger DB Cooper said...

Who is this Thomas Sole/Soul/Saoles/Sowell?

8/31/2009 09:56:00 AM  
Blogger Stimpson said...

That's right, Mr. Voight, Obama is trying to force Americans to treat their neighbours humanely.

Sheeesh, Voight is such an A-hole.

DB: I believe they're referring to a Hoover Institution economist who has written a lot about incentives. Sowell, I think.

8/31/2009 02:50:00 PM  
Blogger Stimpson said...

Oh, by the way ....

Anyone else recall Voight's insane rant last July in the Moonie Times?

The guy needs psychiatric help.

8/31/2009 02:58:00 PM  
Blogger Jack Jodell said...

"Reich-wing"? I LOVE it, Vigilante---that is SO apt, and that phrase ought to catch on like wildfire! Jon Voight is a paranoid wacko. Unlike Charlton Heston and John Wayne, who were merely pains in the ass, this guy is a hateful, venomous sort. Straitjacket, anyone? I think Mr. Voight should be fitted for one.

9/01/2009 06:54:00 AM  
Blogger Vigilante said...

Yes, that's it. Thomas Sowell and his milieu. Thanks, Stimpson.

9/01/2009 09:05:00 AM  
Blogger Gwendolyn H. Barry said...

Vig, it's getting so I hesitate to listen to video...ala Beck, O'Really, Hannity, even CNN sometimes... I never listen to Rushbo. And there are scores of them out there. My point is: they have to be listened to, to be rebuked... as your post demonstrates. It's been a valuable read for me. Ta.

They cling to ranting, they are downright pious about their 'rights' and they dispense hate without remorse. All of it is based in fear. The great un-evener.

9/05/2009 07:39:00 AM  
Blogger HILLBLOGGER said...

The "treason" mythology is alive and well in Britain -- same rants from 'neo-conservative' Brits. Poor Ted Heath got a beating in Britain for "surrendering" the UK to the EU, known then as the EU Common Market.

9/08/2009 07:14:00 AM  
Blogger Vigilante said...

Yeah, Hills. Maybe. But it's not the same when Euros don't have a gun culture like us Yanks do.

9/08/2009 07:31:00 AM  

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