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The Invincible Lie: Part II

dan17 Wrote: Jul 13, 2012 9:35 AM
The last of the Civil War veterans died when I was a child. Now that was well over half a century ago. However, it seems like yesterday to me. That said, I would like to remind everyone that the war was fought over liberty. True, it was about a small segment of our society that had no political representation at all. However, I can't help noticing the parallels, albeit on a greater scale, to what is happening in today's society. We have government that for all practical purposes is in the business of enslaving as many individuals in this country as possible. The question is, how long will it take before the people rise up and throw off this tyranny? Hopefully the revolution will be a political one, starting in...
dan17 Wrote: Jul 13, 2012 9:36 AM
starting in November. No one in
their right mind wants a violent revolution or civil war. Our Founders as
well as men like Lincoln tried everything in their power to avoid such a
conflict. However, eventually they came to the conclusion that: "When in the
Coarse of human events, it becomes necessary..."

Editor's Note: This column is part II in a series. Part I can be found here.

Nothing produces more of a sense of the futility of facts than seeing someone in the mass media repeating some notion that has been refuted innumerable times over the years.

On July 9th, on CNN's program "The Situation Room" with Wolf Blitzer, commentator Gloria Borger discussed President Obama's plan to continue the temporary extension of the tax rates established under the Bush administration -- except for the top brackets, where Obama wanted the tax rates raised.

Ms. Borger said, "if you're going to lower the tax...