Saturday, April 17, 2010

Bill Clinton's Ideological Mistake (With Not-To-Be-Missed Addendum)

Did anyone else catch this fundamental error, an error running completely contrary to our Founding principles?

Excerpt from "Bill you are confusing an administration with America":
Former President Bill Clinton warned of a slippery slope from angry anti-government rhetoric to violence like the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, saying "the words we use really do matter."

The two-term Democratic president insisted he wasn't trying to restrict free speech, but in remarks Friday he said incendiary language can be taken the wrong way by some Americans. He drew parallels to words demonizing the government before Oklahoma City.

...[T]he people are the nation, NOT the government....If the government takes steps in law that a substantial portion of the nation feels damages the core purpose of the nation..., then troubles ensue.

...[T]his is just another DESPERATE, DESPERATE attempt to marginalize the people....
Equating in any sense the Tea Parties with Timothy McVeigh is so far over the top as to beggar belief. In essence, Bill Clinton is telling the Tea Partiers, "Shut up! Don't dissent because dissension is dangerous and leads to terrorism. Submit to the will of the government."

America has never stood for the principle that dissent is dangerous in and of itself. If it were, we wouldn't have opposing candidates on our ballots.


With thanks to Beamish:

With all that screeching, let's be sure that Hillary Clinton's words are clear:
I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.

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posted by Always On Watch @ 4/17/2010 07:28:00 AM