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Every now and then I get hate mail. Most of it is innocuous. The person sending it just doesn’t seem to have much of an avenue to spew their dislike of what we do here at United Liberty. They’re rarely threatening, but almost always hateful. They’re never looking for a discussion. However, the e-mail I received yesterday shows how off the rails the left can get:
Republican Nazi pigs do not impose your shit Christian lifestyles at my children. I personally pray someone with a bushmaster goes into your place and opens fire and many die. That is my wish.. Pigs, Pigs Pigs. Did your mama have any children who lived? You all need to crawl, back into that nasty space you all dripped out of from some B—ach’es Vaginata/ Pigs, all of you Southern inbred creeps. Burn in hell and quit asking for money in the name of Jesus and God. You are the epitome of everything that is not American. I hope you and all your children die along with you.
Over the last few years, I’ve heard the left talk about how hateful conservatives can be. Being a libertarian, there have been plenty of occasions where I disagreed with conservatives in discussions on social issues, but I’ve never at any moment gotten to the point where they were berating me or wishing harm upon me.
Needless to say, I’m strongly considering sending this one to the police since the e-mail address, which I’ve left off the post, is from a legitimate account.
There are two things that will invariably get leftist bloggers and pundits a-talking, and that’s talking about getting rid of the Department of Education and getting rid of the Department of Energy. This is guaranteed to meet resistance from the left and even many on the right. The thing is, as radical as these ideas sound, it’s not nearly as radical as it seems.
First, keep in mind that neither agency has been particularly successful in its stated original goals. The Department of Energy hasn’t helped the nation end its dependency on foreign oil. The Department of Education hasn’t seemed to do a thing to help educate our children. Both are failures.
When something doesn’t work, it’s usually a clue that we need to get rid of it. Everything from toasters to cabinet level organizations, it’s clear that we need to take a step back and realize that neither of these operations are really doing the job. Unfortunately, this is government. Instead of getting rid of something, many argue that what it needs is more funding. It’s been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result. In government, this is called “rational”. And people wonder where our problems actually lie?
This isn’t to say that education isn’t important, nor is it to say that dependence on foreign oil is a good thing. What it means is that what we’ve been doing has been a colossal waste of time.
However, anyone advocating ending these departments is labeled a kook by the left. The evidence? They want to end these departments. That’s all they need. In all fairness though, many on the right accept this logic as well, but it doesn’t make it right.
Senator Obama’s ties to ACORN, the radical leftist community organizers group, have been widely distributed and we have heard the same talking points by McCain surrogates time and time again….. but, I still found this video deeply disturbing.