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WARNING: THIS SITE FEATURES ORIGINAL THINKING...Jim Croce once sang Don't tug on Superman's cape..., which seems like reasonable advice should we not wish to anger the supreme powers. We do have this duality in our culture: the Superman that is the state collective, the leftist call to a politics of meaning managed by the state, the deification of "we're from the government and we'll take care of you" - versus the Superman that celebrates individual freedom, private property, freedom of conscience, free enterprise, and limited government. We humbly take on the latter's mantle and, eschewing the feeble tug, we dare to PULL, in hope of seeing freedom's rescue from the encroaching nanny state. We invite you, dear reader, to come and pull as well... Additionally, if you assume that means that we are unflinching, unquestioning GOP zombies, that would be incorrect. We reject statism in any form and call on individuals in our country to return to the original, classical liberalism of our founders. (We're also passionate about art, photography, cooking, technology, Judeo/Christian values, and satire as unique, individual pursuits of happiness to celebrate.)


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February 29, 2008
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Me on PW: Comment by MC on 2/29 @ 5:27 pm #

It appears from the results of history that Americans have not elected a President on the basis of their eschatology. There’s certainly a Christian based eschatology that understands portions of scripture in a prophetic context and there are several other Christian eschatologies that vary in that scope. Americans expect tolerance with each other as regards belief.

I don’t expect that because Hagee grants support to McCain and McCain accepts it that Hagee has the expectation that McCain embraces his eschatalogy. I certainly don’t think that’s what it means.

But all that is certainly a far cry from Mr. Obama’s nanny-state religion that takes from my productive hands and gives to those who will waste it and who promises to inhabit our lives with the benign state. That’s the inherited eschatology from the far left that he offers and while I’m willing to tolerate what they believe, I won’t support that admixture of church and state.

Me:

Me on PW: Comment by MC on 2/29 @ 7:29 pm #

Rob: Yeah, but the resident illiterate doesn’t care if *those* theocrats take power.

Which certainly represents a problem. Many of those who stormed the Bastille were of the same sort of illiterati, filled with rather yes-we-can expectations not realizing that they were laying palm fronds for Robespierre and Napoleon.

Am I being too hopey to think that there are enough of us who will stand athwart history yelling, ‘Stop!’?

Me:

Me:

Me: So, you're not into the hopey, changey?

Me: Nope, I'm athwarty.

Me: Think they'll get the WFB reference?

Me: {Sigh}, I dunno. Just leaving some little breadcrumbs you know...



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At least you're hopeful.

... and "benign state" is still just a tumor. It can't help itself.

Emcee: M'lady, that's right! Who's gonna do the healing?

Posted by: Diana at Mar 1, 2008 7:32:20 AM

Me: Think they'll get the WFB reference?

I'm appalled to think there might be some who didn't.

Emcee: Me too McGehee. And such a force of nature.

Posted by: McGehee at Mar 1, 2008 10:25:37 AM

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