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Whoa: Columbine Survivor Pens Powerful Letter to Obama on Gun Rights

Henry VIII Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 3:35 PM
Moshe, the founders were broke after the Rev War, they couldn't afford to engage in foreign entanglements at the time...it wasn't ideology, it was just policy they could afford, and they hoped that kept England from trying to invade or reestablish themselves in the US....it worked until 1812.

The Left routinely ascribes absolute moral authority to grieving victims in furtherance of their political agenda.  Their agitprop is often manipulative and exploitive, but it works.  Appeals to facts and reason aren't enough anymore; persuading the public increasingly requires emotional appeals.  Even if they find it inherently unpalatable, conservatives must promote people whose personal stories offer counter-narratives to liberals' tragic parade of victimhood.  Katie