Sunday, January 16, 2011

Makin' Libs Crazy #16

You may have read my last post on 365 Ways to Drive a Liberal Crazy. Well, I've had little to report because most of them are stupid as you can imagine. But today's a slow day and they're at #16 already:
On his birthday (January 17), quote Benjamin Franklin: "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Tell your liberal friends Franklin was referring to government-controlled health care.

Hahaha, those - wait, what?
Two points here:
  1. The quote can't even be bent around or shoehorned into healthcare with a crowbar. There is no essential liberty being lost, nor temporary safety gained.
  2. Us crazy liberals have been using this quote since just after 9/11 when Prez Bush used fear and terror to push through the Patriot Act which took a chunk out of our civil liberties with the promise that it was necessary to beat the terrorists.

This, once again, expresses how selectively ignorant of history the conservatives in America are, and how they proudly shout it from the rooftops.

4 comments:

Zaki said...

David Frum had a column recently where he warned Republicans of the danger of being caught in a "closed information system." This "humor" is proof positive of that.

On Smash said...

Ben Franklin was really smart and psychic as well

Kay Dennison said...

Gotta love old Ben!!

Check this out:

http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2011/01/15/laptops/index.html

Ricky Shambles said...

Zaki- right on.

Smash- I think that's still classified.

Kay- Terrifying. I need my laptop on a daily basis for my business and can't imagine it being gone for weeks or months. Huge suit I couldn't begin to imagine paying for.