Skip to comments.I Thought 'Dissent Is Patriotic'
Posted on 08/11/2009 4:54:13 AM PDT by libstripper
Living in liberal Los Angeles, I am surrounded by people -- and bumper stickers -- I do not agree with.
One of the more popular liberal bumper stickers of the last decade tells us "Dissent is Patriotic." Now, as it happens, it is impossible to truly disagree with that phrase, not because it is self-evidently true, but because it is self-evidently meaningless. As are most left-wing bumper stickers.
For example, another popular liberal bumper sticker proclaims, "War Is not the Answer." It, too, is completely meaningless. If the question is, "What is the square root of 8?" war is not the answer. But if the question is "How do you stop genocidal regimes?" war probably is the answer.
(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...
Dissent WAS Patriotic.
They have no belief, just the hunger for power.
Pray for America
Dissent is only patriotic if it is Marxist dissent.
When Hillary screamed that “Dissent was patriotic”, I seem to remember that it was mostly ELECTED DEMOCRATS who were “dissenting”.
And it wasn’t dissenting at all... it was insults, ridicule and downright nasty talk about President Bush and his cabinet PERSONALLY.
Today, we dissent the POLICIES of our new regim...uhhh, administration. Yes, we know that these cancerous policies will continue to flow as long as these folks are in office, but we just want their policies stopped.
Check out the numbers in GA for a townhall
Another Matthews spew re: HC:
Dissent is only Patriotic when leftists and Democrats are dissenting. Conservative and moderates who dissent are Nazis.
Cass Sunstein, an American legal scholar and Harvard Law Professor, has been appointed by President Obama to head up the White House Office Of Information And Regulatory Affairs. His title is sufficiently broad and ambiguous, but he wields plenty of power. And with advance copies circulating of his new book On Rumors: How Falsehoods Spread, Why We Believe Them, What Can Be Done, Americans who still care about their rights to freedom of speech should be paying close attention.
Really interesting coming from a guy who wrote this in 2003...
Review Why Societies Need Dissent...shows that demands for lock-step conformity are wrong and uninformed thinking. Sunstein's important new study is filled with empirical evidence of the significance of opposition, found in his compelling explanations of the need for, and benefits of, disagreement. Sunstein reveals that, in fact, the influence of dissenters is for the better, be it with courts, juries, corporate boardrooms, churches, sports teams, student organizations or faculties, not to mention 'the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court...during times of both war and peace.' --John W. Dean (Los Angeles Times Book Review )
The bumper sticker I really hate and have been seeing a lot is the one that says “Coexist”...it just pisses me off
F&F just showed hellary’s rant on ‘patriotic dissent’.
Dissent is only unpatriotic when you oppose Socialist and un-American policies.
If you don't have the sense to destroy property and commit acts of violence while sucking up to totalitarian dictators who happen to be enemies of the United States of America, what good are you?
lefty bumper stickers that apply to us now
He is NOT My President
Dissent is Patriotic
I Love My Country But Fear My Government
I do a college radio blues show and have had a bit of fun playing a version of the old union anthem “Which Side Are You On?” from a compilation called Jugs Across America: A Modern Jug Band Compilation, because it talks about “the scoundrels in the White House”. (Of course it was recorded a couple years ago; another line in the slightly reworded version is “don’t follow new world orders”...)
Life is what they tell you. I’m just not listening.
"I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration." Hillary Clinton
If you're conservative, it is "Un-American" as declared by Nancy Pelosi.
Liberals are so confused. I’m surprised they can even get out of bed when noontime rolls around.
Like Prager says: it’s meaningless without a context.
it also reminds me that great line from the movie “Independence Day” when the President played by Bill Pullman asks the alien: What do you want us to do? - and he gets a simple one word answer “Die”.
As to the GA town hall: HOLY SHIT!!!
Obviously an instance of psychological projection where those declaring are actually projecting their own visceral emotions and motives on to other human beings. A pathological condition of not being able to be honest with one's self, normally called immaturity. Pelosi the perfect example.
We don't hate Barack Obama, just hate the fact that such an incompetent narcissist is President and certain people made it so. Bill Clinton, and maybe even BO, would probably be delightful to have a beer with, but they sure are misguided individuals.
Such is the perversion of the LEFT.
Yeah, why do I always feel that what they really mean is, "Christians, f-off!"
To the Socialist and Communist dissent against others is always the “people” rising up and the right thing to do.
To the Socialist and Communist dissent against them is crimes against the State and require extended stays in re-education camps...
I would be glad to coexist. Problem is certain others don’t want to coexist with the rest of us.
I have not seen those “I love my country but fear my government” stickers anymore. I wonder if they’ve been banned. (I say this with sarcasm but the way things are going, who knows.)
On the Imus radio show this morning, Imus was off but his producer, the conservative Bernard McGuirk, was making some commentary and he was very much on the side of the anti health care bill/tea party demonstrators. He even played the audio of then Sen Clinton from 2003 screeching that she was tired of being called unpatriotic for refusing to support the Bush administration. Apparently she no longer feels that dissent is the American way.
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