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    Don’t Reveal The Secret

    Don’t Reveal The Secret

    They don’t understand what is happening.  Don’t tell them:

    For a year and a half, we’ve seen rallies and town-hall shouting and attack ads and Fox News special reports. But I still haven’t the foggiest idea what these folks actually want, other than to see like-minded Republicans winning elections. To be sure, I admire their passion, and I applaud their willingness to get involved in public affairs. If more Americans chose to take a more active role in the political process, the country would be better off and our democracy would be more vibrant.

    But that doesn’t actually tell us what these throngs of Americans are fighting for, exactly. I’m not oblivious to their cries; I’m at a loss to appreciate those cries on anything more than a superficial level.

    That’s right.  Nothing to see here.  Move along.

    Update:  Someone thinks she has it all figured out:

    The point is that (a) the teabaggers don’t actually have a cause, just a lot of resentments; and (2) [sic] their slogans and symbols are displays of tribal dominance only. Most teabaggers have no idea what the slogans and symbols mean.

    As does someone else:

    I don’t really think of most of them are [sic] bad people, especially the elderly ones who have been frightened and manipulated into fighting against their own best interests. Yet, they are part of the problem and if we’re to save civil society, sadly, these are the people we must battle.

    Remember, shhhhh.

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    Scooter Jay,

    Where did you get the idea that teachers on the Left want to coddle those disruptive little rotters? Can't speak for the "dirty south" (your words, not mine) but in the State where I live, they get jerked out of classrooms and sent packing real quick by teachers on both sides of the political aisle. Here alternative schools are available, where at-risk kids can learn a trade or get their act together, but this often comes with some pretty stiff rules, such as regular attendance, zero tolerance of disruptive behavior and mandatory drug testing.

    What kind of responsible teacher or parent could possibly approve of the toxic garbage being spewed out by the entertainment industry? Despite what you may have seen on some concocted TV show, most liberals every bit as much as most conservatives consider this trash pure poison. There's good reason why advertisers pay millions for a 60 second commercial — it sells products. Well, if 60 seconds sells a product, think what tripe gets sold in a TV show, movie or music piped directly into kids' ears.

    The First Amendment to the Constitution says:
    "Congress shall make no laws . . . abridging the freedom of speech…" So my question to you is: What do you propose that we do about this very serious problem?

    Frankly, I don't have any good answers. But if you do, I'd be very happy to fall in line right behind you.

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