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Right-wing control leaves no reason for rejoicing
BSU DAILY NEWS ^ | 5.29.03 | B.J. Paschal, professor emeritus of psychology

Posted on 05/30/2003 5:33:30 PM PDT by Enemy Of The State

Right-wing control leaves no reason for rejoicing
YOUR TURN


by B.J. Paschal, professor emeritus of psychology
May 29, 2003

Some of my Taliban Republican critics take great pride in telling me that Benjamin Franklin urged the delegates of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 to open their sessions with morning prayers.

But they fail to mention that the records show that the delegates refused to even debate the issue.

I usually ask them if they have read Franklin's statement about the proposed Constitution (which was adopted). Of course, he prophesied that this effort would fail: "There is no form of government but what may be a blessing to the people if well administered, and I believe farther that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in despotism, as other forms have done before it, when people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other."

The oil industry (including gas) has hijacked our government -- all three branches from presidency to Congress to the Supreme Court. The means have always been there as Franklin warned. It simply took greed plus ideology as the unifying umbrella, but the glue of the movement is delivering concrete rewards -- usually money -- to core constituencies.

Think of Enron, Wall Street, the hierarchy of the U.S. Roman Catholic Church, William Bennett; of Justice Scalia's son arguing before his unrecused father at the Supreme Court while unrecused Thomas sits silently by, his wife already at work for the approaching Bush government.

Think of the electoral college -- a piece of anti-democratic machinery -- that Franklin must have seen as a source of deepest corruption for the new Republic, as occurred in both 1876 and 2000.

Think, finally, of Scalia's son and Thomas' wife working for the Bush team as the supremes decided to leave votes uncounted in the 5-4 Bush vs. Gore political decision, a decision that most people were afraid to call by its correct name -- treason.

Before leaving Franklin's statement about "form of government," let us be cognizant of one of the prime facts of history: The market economy, like every other social order knowable to man or woman, liberates some of us in some ways, and enslaves some of us in other ways.

If it should turn out to be the only viable order in an ever more integrated, culturally homogeneous world, that would be no good reason either for rejoicing or despair.

Finally, there is no good reason for rejoicing about the Patriot Act which takes aim at the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and probably Eighth Amendments. This Bush-Ashcroft attack on the Bill of Rights was opposed by only one senator and 66 representatives. These members of Congress are the only patriots in Washington.

p.s. Will the Republican-owned media even allow a presidential election in 2004?

 


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1 posted on 05/30/2003 5:33:30 PM PDT by Enemy Of The State
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To: Enemy Of The State
This guy needs to get out more. Leave the leftist controlled compus behind and find out that there actually are different opinions and realities out there!

He calls the media rightest. Imagine a human that could watch the evening network news and say this. To do so is to reveal that you know nothing about this topic.
2 posted on 05/30/2003 5:38:39 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Enemy Of The State
Wow, this guy's really gone off the deep end. About what I'd expect from a psychology prof. They're usually worse nutcases than any of their patients.
3 posted on 05/30/2003 5:39:34 PM PDT by Reagan is King
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To: Enemy Of The State
This guy makes some good points about what Franklin said, but seems somewhat delusional about where to direct those sentiments in modern-day America.
4 posted on 05/30/2003 5:40:17 PM PDT by supercat (TAG--you're it!)
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To: Enemy Of The State
Lunatic Locator ^
5 posted on 05/30/2003 5:40:35 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: Enemy Of The State
Better life through chemistry?
6 posted on 05/30/2003 5:43:44 PM PDT by Mark (Treason doth never prosper, for if it prosper, NONE DARE CALL IT TREASON.)
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To: Enemy Of The State
This is laugh-out-loud material. You study human psychosis long enough and it envelops you, I suppose.
7 posted on 05/30/2003 5:44:50 PM PDT by jagrmeister
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To: Enemy Of The State
BSU.

Apt.

8 posted on 05/30/2003 5:47:09 PM PDT by William McKinley
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To: Enemy Of The State
I am a right-winger and if I was in control: Flat tax, get rid of 5 departments, close the borders,reduce loans too countries. And that is just the start. Now that should scare the left. That just proves we are not in control!!
9 posted on 05/30/2003 5:49:28 PM PDT by Brimack34
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To: Enemy Of The State
Well, someone has to put this up, I chose to Super-size the RAT Seal for this whiner.


10 posted on 05/30/2003 5:53:04 PM PDT by HighWheeler (def.- Democrats: n. from Greek; “democ” - many; “rats” - ugly, filthy, bloodsucking parasites.)
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To: Enemy Of The State
You are truly an idiot, and should be in a straight jacket, singining "They're coming to take me away, ha ha, ho, ho they are coming to take me away". Nuff said
11 posted on 05/30/2003 5:53:15 PM PDT by Ethyl
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To: Brimack34
Flat tax, get rid of 5 departments, close the borders,reduce loans too countries. And that is just the start. Now that should scare the left.

A big, "AYE", to that!

12 posted on 05/30/2003 5:56:08 PM PDT by Just another Joe (FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Ethyl
I guess he didn't have the guts or the smarts to reply? Ha ha hee hee they are coming to take him away.
13 posted on 05/30/2003 5:56:54 PM PDT by Ethyl
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To: Enemy Of The State
So were hearing from BJ at BS - sounds about right.
14 posted on 05/30/2003 5:57:51 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Enemy Of The State
...professor emeritus of psychology

Ah the life of a tenured acedemic... you can make outrageous claims with no proof to back them up and you need not fear the consequences. Now if he would have denegrated feminists, homos or the "civil rights" power structure there would have been an immediate demand from the faculty for him to be dismissed. The scary thing is that the administration would have sided with them and found a way to oust him.

15 posted on 05/30/2003 6:05:16 PM PDT by Sir_Humphrey
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To: Enemy Of The State
What does it say about acadaemia if it harbors utter numbskulls like Professor Paschal?
16 posted on 05/30/2003 6:07:35 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE.)
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To: Enemy Of The State
Just another useful idiot.
17 posted on 05/30/2003 6:14:28 PM PDT by darkwing104
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To: Enemy Of The State
"Paranoia runs deep... into your life if will creep."

This guy DOES need to get out more. It must be hell to wake up every morning and be frightened of - or frightened of empowering - we, the unwashed.

18 posted on 05/30/2003 6:17:48 PM PDT by niteowl77 (a veteran's son, and a soldier's dad... proud of both)
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To: Enemy Of The State
"There is no form of government but what may be a blessing to the people if well administered, and I believe farther that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in despotism, as other forms have done before it, when people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other."
Sounds like he is speaking of the despotism of the Democrats who corrupt people and fool them into believing that they need a despotic party in power.
19 posted on 05/30/2003 6:18:39 PM PDT by jrushing
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To: DoughtyOne
The alphabet network media is to the right of some socialist professors like Noam Chomsky. It depends where they define center.
20 posted on 05/30/2003 7:10:09 PM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS: CNN let human beings be tortured and killed to keep their Baghdad bureau open)
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To: jagrmeister
Someone's psychology experiment seems to have broken loose and entered the journalism department.
21 posted on 05/30/2003 7:11:06 PM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS: CNN let human beings be tortured and killed to keep their Baghdad bureau open)
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To: Enemy Of The State
Professor emeritus of idiocy. He needs to go out into the light of day and see how people really live. It takes many years of sheltered living to think like the left wing does.
22 posted on 05/30/2003 7:18:32 PM PDT by wgeorge2001 ("The truth will set you free.")
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A number of his writings can be found online. Here is a letter to the editor he wrote:

B.J. PASCHAL - Muncie

Here are a few of my favorite signs from recent anti-war marches:

"How many lives per gallon?"

"Who would Jesus bomb?"

"Pre-emptive Impeachment."

"War is not a family value."

"Draft Richard Perle."

"The true meaning of anything Bush says is connotative."

My favorite Bush metaphor is "oceans," which he has used about 40 times in the past 7 months, so I've been told by a friend. That is, we're "vulnerable" that today Bush himself is our only protection from our enemies; he's our "oceans." Aren't "oceans" an antiquated defense?

I'd rather have Jesus!

http://www.thestarpress.com/tsp/opinion/03/apr/0405LetterUSESOONprotestsigns.php
23 posted on 05/30/2003 7:23:32 PM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS: CNN let human beings be tortured and killed to keep their Baghdad bureau open)
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"Think of the electoral college -- a piece of anti-democratic machinery -- that Franklin must have seen as a source of deepest corruption for the new Republic, as occurred in both 1876 and 2000."

Yeah. What corruption for flyover country to deny the big cities on the coasts from dominating the 2000 election. What's his beef? Did President Bush really lose the election or did he win because the electoral college itself is a bad system?

Algore Junior only received 0.52% more of the popular vote and that is without investigations into voting irregularities or waiting for all mail-in ballots to arrive (some states were not in contention and did not need to wait 2 weeks to certify their returns).

Let's get rid of Rhode Island's representation in Congress altogether, that's not really a state, why should their citizens get as much say in the Senate as Californians? < /sarcasm >

24 posted on 05/30/2003 7:30:35 PM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS: CNN let human beings be tortured and killed to keep their Baghdad bureau open)
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To: Ignatz
look who is at it again...
25 posted on 05/30/2003 7:31:14 PM PDT by Enemy Of The State (Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.)
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To: Enemy Of The State
Now I see why they call the place BSU.
26 posted on 05/30/2003 7:40:19 PM PDT by Seti 1
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To: Enemy Of The State
This guy is a Proffesor?! Oh my, I fear for our youth. The guy sounds like a left-extremist that STILL hasn't gotten over the fact that GWB won the election.

Tsk, tsk, grasping at straws.
27 posted on 05/30/2003 7:46:46 PM PDT by Tempest
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To: supercat
This guy makes some good points about what Franklin said,...

Franklin's comments dealt more with human nature than the form of government. This commie seems unaware that those foibles also rest with him and his and that Communism, no matter what you call it, leads to much greater abuses. On second thought, he probably does know that but thinks he will become block commissar so he doesn't care.

28 posted on 05/30/2003 8:26:58 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all things that need to be done need to be done by the government.)
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To: Tempest
Imagine that. The students at the University are right at home reading his garbage but I and a few others on here are subjected to his twisted and and idiotic views on a weekly basis when we open the opinion secion of our local newspaper.

Damn SOB.

29 posted on 05/30/2003 8:41:46 PM PDT by Enemy Of The State (Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.)
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To: Tempest; backhoe
On top of that, our local newspaper donates copies of the daily eddition to the local schools as part of a Charitable reading program...that means our defenseless children are subjected to the likes of this whacko and Molly Ivins.
30 posted on 05/30/2003 8:43:23 PM PDT by Enemy Of The State (Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.)
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To: Enemy Of The State
This tripe could have been written by the wicked witch of Chappaqua herself. Excerpt from her book maybe?
31 posted on 05/30/2003 8:45:17 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: Enemy Of The State
"Think of the electoral college -- a piece of anti-democratic machinery -- that Franklin must have seen as a source of deepest corruption for the new Republic"

The really scary thing about that is that it is what the leftists really believe and they would get rid of the electoral college in a New York minute if they had opportunity. It is one of the few remaining built in protections the people have against the urban tyranny of the left.

32 posted on 05/30/2003 8:49:46 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: Enemy Of The State; Liz; Howlin
Will the Republican-owned media even allow a presidential election in 2004?

Nope. All elections have been cancelled for the foreseeable future...

(This goober is really a professor?)

33 posted on 05/30/2003 8:53:34 PM PDT by Libloather (Proud member of the Vast Right Wing Fatwa...)
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To: sweetliberty
What BJ Passhole conveiniently fails to mention in his twist on words is that the Electoral College is one of the last remaining protections that keeps the great Republic from becoming a Democracy!!. Yes, the Electoral College is anti-democracy...not democratic.
34 posted on 05/30/2003 8:54:02 PM PDT by Enemy Of The State (Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.)
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To: Enemy Of The State
There's too many lies amd indications of boorish ignorance to count here.

Start with "the 5-4 Bush vs. Gore political decision" (it was a 7-2 decision), move onto "Think of the electoral college -- a piece of anti-democratic machinery -- that Franklin must have seen as a source of deepest corruption..." (Really? That's what "Franklin must have seen"? How about this: the Constitution would never have been adopted without the protection afforded to states by the electoral college? How about studying basic high school history before making a jackass out of yourself, BJ?) and what you have here is a pathetic, poorly researched whine from an idiot of a sore loser.

See ya on another thread!
35 posted on 05/30/2003 8:54:57 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Libloather
hehe..thanks for the chuckle.

Yeah, dippy is really a college. Says a lot for our so called educated youth these days huh?
36 posted on 05/30/2003 8:54:59 PM PDT by Enemy Of The State (Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.)
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To: Libloather
See, this is the quality of of professors our Universities retain when congress cuts education funding... :)
37 posted on 05/30/2003 8:56:04 PM PDT by Enemy Of The State (Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.)
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To: Lancey Howard
Lancey Howard, You have been found GUILTY!!

38 posted on 05/30/2003 8:57:55 PM PDT by Enemy Of The State (Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.)
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To: Reagan is King
Admit it, deep down, you love the fact the left is reduced to this. I can not lie, I love seeing this, its kind of like being a sports fan, and watching the losing teams fans cry and whine. :->
39 posted on 05/30/2003 9:05:43 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Enemy Of The State
Yeah, sorry, my home page is a mess.
Guilty as charged.
Last time I looked at it, "Semper Fidelis" was cut in half and the Pennsylvania flag was sort of blinking distorted. Guess I should go get rid of that stuff, huh?
40 posted on 05/30/2003 9:07:15 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Sonny M
What amazes me is that the author is a "professor emeritus" - - that means he (or she) is an old fossil who gets to hang around the college and weave baskets or whatever. How can somebody that old be that ignorant?
41 posted on 05/30/2003 9:10:11 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Enemy Of The State
Hey, I just checked my homepage and it's fixed!
Cool. I can leave it alone.
42 posted on 05/30/2003 9:11:48 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
Wow! that is impressive. You must have spent hours putting that design together :p
43 posted on 05/30/2003 9:13:52 PM PDT by Enemy Of The State (Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.)
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To: Enemy Of The State
This educated spittlebreath keeps asserting 'think' yet it appears to be too difficult for him to do prior to spewing verbiage at us.
44 posted on 05/30/2003 9:15:07 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote Life Support for others.)
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To: Enemy Of The State
America is not a democracy, and it was never designed to be one.

I prefer another quote from Franklin: "A Republic, madame; if you can keep it."

Regards,

L

45 posted on 05/30/2003 9:20:57 PM PDT by Lurker ("One man of reason and goodwill is worth more, actually and potentially, than a million fools" AR)
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To: Lancey Howard
How can somebody that old be that ignorant?

I've only been out of college a couple of years, I am now an MBA student, and the answer is simple. These people do not chose to learn anymore. They have stopped, they believe that they know somthing so well, that there opinion is right and is fact, why bother even backing that up? Its not the point, being a professor means they know all.

This is NOT a conservative against liberal rant, its a works hard against laziness rant. I had teachers, both liberal and conservative and they were just to damn lazy to keep up with things, for gods sake, I shredded lefty's like a joke, and I made right wing guys look bad, why, because as professors they grew an elitist attitude, its more prone to lefty's, but it kills me when conservatives do it also. I can expect it from the left, thats there nature, but for gods sake, aren't we supposed to be better then them?

46 posted on 05/30/2003 9:21:26 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Lurker
"America is not a democracy, and it was never designed to be one"

I dont believe that I ever stated it was a democracy. Unless you were directing that comment towards the author and not myself?
47 posted on 05/30/2003 9:25:17 PM PDT by Enemy Of The State (Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.)
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To: Enemy Of The State
Wow! that is impressive. You must have spent hours putting that design together

I'm definitely no kid anymore and computers can be a little..... frustrating, sometimes. When I want something complicated done, I get one of my teenagers to do it. Otherwise, I just click my mouse, click click click....

48 posted on 05/30/2003 9:27:17 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Enemy Of The State
BS U?
They got their own university now?

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

49 posted on 05/30/2003 9:30:30 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Californians are as dumm as a sack of rocks)
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To: Enemy Of The State
Some of my Taliban Republican critics take great pride in telling me that Benjamin Franklin urged the delegates of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 to open their sessions with morning prayers.

If Republicans were REALLY anything like the Taliban....you wouldn't be writing this kind of nonsense..you would be praying they don't cut your lying tongue out.
What phoney.

50 posted on 05/30/2003 9:31:33 PM PDT by Jorge
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