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The Art of Donald McGill is one of George Orwell’s most brilliant and perceptive essays. It’s a dissertation on the naughty British seaside postcard – now I think a thing of the past -, on forms of ribald humour that most likely escape people who are not native to these islands. Towards the end he makes the following observation;
I never read the proclamations of generals before battle, the speeches of fuhrers and prime ministers, the solidarity songs of public schools and left-wing political parties, national anthems, temperance tracts, papal encyclicals and sermons against gambling... (more)
...second term. This is in no way a constructive program, and it provides a basis only for obstruction of Democratic efforts.
In this recently contrived crisis inflicted upon the nation by Republican obstructionism, the fate of Majority Leader Reid's proposal is a good example of minority tyranny. If the Senate operated by majority rule, the Reid measure would easily have passed. But the Democrats needed to get 60 votes to avoid having the bill talked to death, and McConnell sent Reid a letter with 43 of the chamber’s 47 Republicans vowing to vote no. (The exceptions are Scott... (more)
...to impose their ideological obsessions on the entire nation and they are heedless of the consequences to the common good. As daunting as the looming dangers surely are, the time has come for all patriots to say as one, "death before dishonor."
We must never forget “Any appeasement of tyranny is treason to this republic and to the democratic ideal.” This includes surrender to the current fanatic faction in the House of Representatives as surely as it would include caving in to demands from the Taliban or any similar group of zealots regardless of the alleged basis of their... (more)
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