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

Specious Rule Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 2:30 PM
Thomas Sowell was also a Marxist until he saw in his own experience the inability of the government compared with the ability of the private marketplace. I doubt anyone is falling for your BS Perlman.

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