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From My Archives: #ManyPeopleAreSaying Conservatives Make Stuff Up

First Posted August 10, 2016

This piece of zany bigotry was in my spam folder.

#ManyPeopleAreSaying Conservatives Make Stuff Up

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The comment illustrates everything that makes Trump’s supporters more frightening than Trump.

It also illustrates my earlier post on the topic of irrational arguments:

Dear Members of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy (about which Hillary was right).

I will dissect the central thesis of what I loosely call his argument.

Let’s start with this: “You see equality to be equal does in mater of fact remove the right[s] to have freedom and liberty. Would you be willing to give that up?”

So, if everyone is equal before the law someone has to give up a right?

Do you mean the right to abuse people you don’t like?

As for what I’d give up: I give up accepting the premise that you have the right to abuse me based on race, gender, and sexual orientation.

I give up tax dollars to restore funding to the public schools your parents voted to close which is why you don’t know how to use reason.

And this line: “Now transgenders will take away all freedom and liberty as it is doing right now in the United States of America.”

If transgenders are taking away all the freedom and liberty in the United States they are the most powerful women in the World!

And this: “The civil liberties union would like to do the very same thing, for their cause to enslave all of the United States of America in order to bring in Communism.”

Here is the argument:

“It is these reason why we must and have no other choice but to show you that the civil liberty union, transgender, same-sex marriage, liberals/democrats/Marxist/Communist/Socialist are all the same. My cite[s] are these three books. “The Defense of Wisconsin 2006 Marriage Amendment (Thesis) by Terry Virgil 07/09 /2014, What is wrong with Cal. Const. amend.chap.85. § § 221.5 (a)(b)(c)(d)(e)(f)? (Thesis) By Terry Virgil, Freedom and Liberty by Terry Virgil”

I won’t address equating liberalism and the Democratic Party with Marxism, communism and socialism.

I don’t even think he knows what these words mean.

He cites Terry Virgil.

Terry Virgil was a 2014 Libertarian candidate for District 13 of the Wisconsin State Senate. Virgil was removed from the candidate list for reasons unknown.

He has an Associates degree in Business Management

He is also a railroad conductor and small business owner who served in the Marines.

Terry Virgil’s opinions about the rights of #LGBTQ people are not facts.

Opinions have no place in discussions of government and law.

Democracy requires the use of reason and a willingness to compromise and to admit to being wrong.

Getting the Facts

Conservatives think opinion is more important than fact.

They’re wrong.

The writer will not give me a fact-based argument and so he is gonged.

Gong Show
You’ve been gonged!

Back to the spam folder with him.

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4 thoughts on “From My Archives: #ManyPeopleAreSaying Conservatives Make Stuff Up

  1. If this man thinks everything is true just because it’s written in a book then I want to put myself down for a Hobbit house now and a share of Smaug’s gold. Has he not heard of Opinion?

    Sometimes you have to wonder how anyone can sing about The Home of the free and the Land of the brave and keep a straight face.

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    1. It’s baffling because they are so wrong in how they understand our Constitution.

      It started as a straight white man’s document because that’s who had all of the power. But those straight white men were visionary. And they were educated and curious about the World. They created a living document that now covers the majority of our species.

      Even more baffling is the idea that citing a single biased source cinches an the argument.

      There is something weird about people who think that an attempt to ‘seem’ academic and therefore ‘correct’ is the same as providing the kind of evidence that makes one correct:

      This is how children think.


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