Chris Christie Is A Sad, Misguided ManSubmitted by McWilly on Fri, 07/26/2013 - 15:37
There is a war of words being fought between NJ Governor Chris Christie and Rand Paul right now over blatantly ignorant and misguided statements from Christie, who very recently stated that libertarianism is “dangerous.” Christie follows the farcical political playbook to a “T” as he tries to break down libertarian thinking concerning personal liberty vs. the War on Terror with his rhetoric. I’ll provide the exact quotes, along with my thoughts after each:
“This strain of libertarianism that’s going through parties right now and making big headlines I think is a very dangerous thought,”
Naturally, anything that challenges the status quo is “dangerous” to the existing big government, big brother regime. The first tactic of those in government is always to try to scare the public into getting in line and following along like sheep. Danger, Will Robinson!
“These esoteric, intellectual debates — I want them to come to New Jersey and sit across from the widows and the orphans and have that conversation. And they won’t, because that’s a much tougher conversation to have,” Christie said.
That’s number 2 – liberals especially fall back on this one: the use of children, or victims as a shield. God forbid we have an "intellectual debate" on this!!
There is rightful indignation when terrorist organizations use human shields in warfare, yet in political warfare, these politicians unscrupulously throw these cases in front of whatever they are trying to push through, knowing that it makes assaulting the factual basis far more difficult. “Don’t you care about orphans? You monster!” It’s a pathetic political ploy to attach an emotional trigger to an issue that has nothing to do with the base argument. Continue Reading