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    So tell me about Thaddeus McCotter

    So tell me about Thaddeus McCotter

    Just saw him interviewed by John King Roberts on Fox News, and I have to say, he was refreshingly blunt, as is his campaign website.

    King Roberts referenced this tweet by McCotter:

    But I don’t know much (indeed, almost anything) about him.  I do know he supported the Goverment Motors bailout, so that’s an issue, and it seems inconsistent with so many of his other positions.

    So tell me about Thaddeus McCotter.

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    The last time we elected a President about whom most voters knew nothing, the Country got screwed.


       
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      Browndog in reply to Towson Lawyer. | July 10, 2011 at 2:18 pm

      Equating Thaddeus to Barry?


       
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      heartlander in reply to Towson Lawyer. | July 10, 2011 at 8:57 pm

      If “most voters didn’t know anything” about Barack Hussein Obama, it was only because they CHOSE not to. ALL the info about his communist background, the dirty tricks he pulled to get his opponents in Illinois knocked off the ballot, his relationships with Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, Tony Rezko, Rashid Khalidi, et al. — all of this was public information.

      Granted, the MSM covered for him as best as they could — but even when the facts were laid before people, they just tuned them out. Case in point: As a Catholic and a pro-lifer, I informed people about Obama’s appalling advocacy of infanticide when he was in the Illinois Senate. Many of them were shocked and horrified — and then voted for Obama ANYWAY — because THEY’D ALREADY MADE UP THEIR MIND to vote for him. The old “don’t confuse me with the facts” obtuseness. It was all about feeling good about themselves, about congratulating themselves for being so enlightened and all, voting for America’s first black president. Trying to absolve themselves from their neurotic “white guilt.”

      People knew plenty about Barack Obama. But their emotions overruled all the facts. They CHOSE to be stupid. Anyone not neurotically invested in the Obama cult could have predicted every single thing that he’s done.

      Thaddeus McCotter, on the other hand, is an open book. You may not like everything he’s done, you may disagree with him on one issue or another, but by the time these primaries are over, you won’t “know nothing” about him. He is EAGER to tell you anything you want to know. Check out the interview videos on his website, http://mccotter2012.com.


     
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    David R. Graham | July 10, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    “Our sovereignty is in our souls not the soil.”

    That is off-putting to me. A false contrast. The soil (land) is as integral with our sovereignty and souls as our souls are integral with our sovereignty and soil. Civilization depends absolutely on six inches of top soil. Soul is civilization and soil is life. One cannot exist apart from the other.

    Some will say that is a sophistical consideration. Developments will yield the answer.


       
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      heartlander in reply to David R. Graham. | July 11, 2011 at 3:57 pm

      I agree 1000%, David. Very poor choice of words on his part. If I had any connection to his campaign, I’d tell him to scrap that one, pronto. (Unfortunately, I don’t see a “Contact” link on his website yet.) I’ve read his book, though, and seen quite a few of his speeches/interviews, and I know that he doesn’t mean what it sounds like with this phrase. As I said, very poor choice of words — and he gets the point across plenty well with his first point: “Our liberty is from God, not the government.”

      In his book, he frequently quotes G.K. Chesterton and Allan Carlson, who are known for their eloquent espousal of precisely the point you make — namely, that souls and soil are intimately linked. What I call an “Incarnational” view of the world — what GKC called “the sacramental imagination.” God looked at the world, and called it GOOD. And fashioned man out of the earth itself. (“Adam” is Hebrew for soil/earth/ground.) And the Word Himself BECAME FLESH. As someone once said, Christianity affirms that “matter… MATTERS.”

      McCotter shares these views. I hope that he either drops “Point 2” or rephrases it — because if even people who are predisposed to listen to his message are put off by it, it’s sure to be confusing and/or off-putting to those who don’t know much about him.

      I have heard him state the point as “Our sovereignty is in our souls, not the soil or a scepter” — the intent being that we are, as individuals, sovereign human beings, with God-given liberty that government has no right to take away.

      As for the sovereignty-soil confusion, look at what he said in an issue paper on securing our borders (http://tinyurl.com/5v4mwpz), where he uses the concept in nearly an opposite fashion from the badly phrased 5-point campaign slogan:

      “Responsibly and justly ending illegal immigration will secure our sovereignty and soil without animus or an amnesty…”

      As a farmowner and longtime sustainable-agriculture advocate, I love the eloquence of your comment:
      “Civilization depends absolutely on six inches of topsoil. Soul is civilization and soil is life. One cannot exist without the other.”

      Hardly a “sophistical consideration”!! Rather it is the height of common sense, and essential for survival. As I said, I think such a Chestertonian as McCotter agrees with all this. Indeed, I notice he’s the only GOP candidate who consistently brings up the nation’s farms and farmers in his speeches and interviews.

      If I can figure out a way to reach his campaign staff, believe me, I will urge clarification!


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