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To: tired_old_conservative
Well, I'll give credit, where credit is due, and I thank you for your service to this country.
This is were we both disagree, I do NOT think it's irrational to have high emotions to defend or to see what's best for this country and when seeing our country being taken over by liberals who are hell bent on destroying it brings one's patriotic emotions to the forefront...
63 posted on 12/03/2009 11:22:59 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: American Constitutionalist
Well, emotions are by definition irrational. That's why they need to be tempered, integrated with thought. Thought without emotion is ultimately hollow. Emotion without thought is ultimately destructive.

If you would defeat your enemy, you first have to know them. Eric Holder and Barak Obama are not actually hell bent on destroying this country. That is a cartoon image that serves only to angry up the blood and dull thought. They simply have a different perspective, one shared by many people who are also Americans. People who bled beside me on the battlefield. I don't share that perspective, but I fairly acknowledge it. And we won't defeat it if we expend our energy fighting a cartoon caricature of it. We'll simply become cartoons outrselves. That's what Orly Taitz and this Fitzgerald guy are, and some of the other posters here are correct—it only discredits conservatism.

In any walk of life—career, family, politics, education—giving in to blind anger, to the need for absolute vindication of one's own perspective, is a certain recipe for failure and regret.

64 posted on 12/03/2009 12:06:10 PM PST by tired_old_conservative
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