Thursday, August 06, 2009

Astroturf, Pelosi, and Jefferson's Big Bad Wolf












Nobody Flashes: With Nancy Pelosi shouting “Astroturf!” as if her feet are going to set on fire just from the thought of all those old people ranting at her kind , benevolent, death reaper minions--one must wonder. What did Harry Reid slip into her drink at lunch?

Vodka mixed with lighter fluid?

I like Astroturf. And Nancy, if I’m Astroturf than you’re a plastic Easter egg, filled with spoiled-rotten cream cheese. Put your tongue back in your mouth.

I was reading Thomas Jefferson today, and I came upon a letter he wrote, where he commented on the “Good Sense of the People.” He was giving his opinion to a friend about the Shay’s rebellion.

Jefferson was a big believer in the press keeping the people informed.
"Were it left up to me to decided whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without government, I should not hestitate a moment to prefer the latter."

The good news is, despite all the propaganda that Washington has been dishing out minute by minute, trying to make a case for their Universal Health Care… on our side of the tracks…the radio and talk show hosts, the political pundits, and the millions of common bloggers, have done such a good job at getting out what is in this Health Care Bill, that the American people are finally saying…”NO!”
You will not kill me, whenever you feel like it because you’ve spend all my hard earned money that you took and used it for the dictators in Africa, or CEO on Wall Street, or brand new jet planes for Congressme to take them to some multi-billion dollar fancy bunker somewhere, in order for you all to hide in.

No!”

(And Hillary wants to join the international criminal court? She might want to rethink that one.)

Anyway…sometimes, you just have to quote the masters.
Here are a few quotes from Thomas Jefferson about the subject of people rebelling, from a letter he wrote to Edward Carrington from Paris on January 16, 1787.

“I am persuaded myself that the good sense of the people will always be found to be the best army. They may be led astray for a moment, but will soon correct themselves.”

“The people are the only censors of their governors: and even their errors will tend to keep these to the true principles of their institution. To punish these errors too severely would be to suppress the only safeguard of the public liberty.”

And my favorite;

“I am convinced that those societies (as the Indians) which live without government enjoy in their general mass an infinitely greater degree of happiness than those who live under the European government. Among the former, public opinion is in the place of law, and restrains morals as powerfully as laws ever did anywhere. Among the latter, under pretense of governing, they have divided their nations into two classes, wolves and sheep. I do not exaggerate.

If once they (the people) become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I and Congress and assemblies, judges, and governors shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions: and experience declares that man is the only animal which devours his own kind; for I can apply no milder term to the governments of Europe and to the general prey of the rich on the poor.”

Yes, the rich literally want to devourer the poor, to bury us all in Astroturf would be just too expensive. They'd prefer that we all stand real still on real grass, like sheep, and be quiet.
Are you starting to see the resemblence between the BIG BAD WOLF and Ms Pelosi?
Mr. Jefferson says: "Wolf!"

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