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Winston Churchill said, “The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.” Nothing speaks to the wisdom of that remark better than Ronald Hopkins’ recent letter to the editor, “To politicize Arizona shooting is unthinkable.”
In the first paragraph he refers to liberals as disgusting and insane – which takes care of any honest debate issue.
He then attributes four acts of violence to the left – as usual, no facts; simply the usual tea party rhetoric.
Joseph Stack, who flew his plane into an IRS building, was known to be anti-government, anti-bailout, anti-tax and anti-Catholic – sounds more like the tea party than the left.
James Lee, responsible for the Discovery Channel shooting, was an environmental terrorist, who was anti-birth and considered people to be parasites.
Kenneth Gladney’s case is one that I and I think Mr. Hopkins should reserve judgement or until after the trial since for now there seems to be more questions than answers. None of these men expressed any political affiliation.
As to “riots,” the only people carrying guns to political events seem to be tea party folks. They also spoke of “Second Ammendment solutions” - “witchcraft” and said they were responsible for handcuffing and holding a reporter against his will at a public event and stomping a peaceful protester at a Rand Paul event. The fairness doctrine’s soul purpose is to give both sides equal time in the electronic media.
The left calls “rap” “rap” because that’s what the originators called it.
The intellectually lazy will always find it easier to listen to others than to sift the facts and think for themselves.
Mr. Hopkins’ mantra seems to resemble the old adage “How do I know what I think until I hear what I say” or in his case, “how do I know what I think until I hear what Rush says.”
The hours from noon to 3 p.m. daily are better spent in the library – that’s where the facts are – they’re not to be found on talk radio.