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A Political Glossary: Part II

jeffersonpayne Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 6:51 AM
This misuse of the language is because Liberalism is an addiction -- to power. An addict will tell any lie, expend any resource, betray any trust, to get more of what is craved. If a gambling addict needs a stake, he'll say he needs to buy groceries for his kids, medicine for his grandma, or that he's collecting for charity. Whatever he believes will get him the money to service his addiction. So it is with LIberals. If "denied access" of some group guilts people into giving them more power, they'll say that; if, in other political circumstances, DENYING ACCESS to some groups (even the same groups!) leads to them having more power, they'll do that. All our arguments miss the point. It's about power, not truth.
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The Tea Party Goes Local

jeffersonpayne Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 10:08 PM
The Founders very presciently set up a political mechanism wherein power is divided so that the opportunities for tyranny are limited. That means that to get anything accomplished, a movement, no matter how philosophically rigorous, must be pragmatic in its political game plan. We in the Tea Party movement haven't given up our philosophy; if anything, our continuing studies of the old books & wisdom are making for an even more profound contrast with that flawed mental model we call Liberalism. However, like any grown-ups, we don't throw a temper-tantrum over it. Like all good Conservatives, we research, study & plan how to accomplish the necessary ends. This is what I believe Mr. Tyrrell has observed.
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