"Sam Donaldson Tells Tea Partiers 'It's Not Your Country Anymore - It's Our Country'," NewsBusters
pieceofthepuzzle, comments on Donaldson statements, December 25, 2012 12:52:06 AM, at Free Republic
"Sam, when you say ‘our country’, who are you referring to? Who are
your fellow travelers? Further, when you say ‘Tea Party’, what
monolithic group of people are you referring to?
What exactly are the basic principles - around which a diverse group
of people you refer to as the ‘Tea Party’ loosely affiliated themselves -
that you disagree with and think are ‘outdated’?
The idea that government should not suppress individualism?
The idea that success begotten of hard work is to be celebrated, not resented and punished?
The idea that it isn’t fair for able bodied and able minded individuals to live off of the efforts of others?
The idea that nations have the right to protect their borders and
protect their way of life, without having to worry that rapid shifts in
demographics - supported by a single political party because it will
benefit them at the voting booth - will lead to a rapid shift in their
own lives and the lives of their children?
What I’m hearing from you Sam appears to be to be vituperative.
exactly have those you think of as ‘old America’, done to deserve
You have lived the life of an elite, while quite ironically -
(if I kindly avoid calling you a hypocrite) pushing politically for a
more homogeneous society, grouping most of us into a mass of humanity
beneath you - Commoners, whose education and/or opinions you consider to
be more primitive and less legitimate than your own. It’s nice to be
special, isn’t it Sam?
By the way Sam, politics and political systems are quite dynamic, but
the idea of personal freedom is fundamental and in the end will always
be the focal point toward which all political systems will eventually
move. You can bank on that, although I fear that your old ideas will
prevent you from seeing this. Any political system that suppresses the
ability of individuals to self-determine, and that pushes for a
homogeneous society, will die. Ask those
members of the USSR politburo
who are still around about this.
It was ‘their’ country too, at one
Happy New Years Sam. It would behoove you to remember that there are
none quite so ignorant in the world as those who are
convinced of their
own intellectual superiority." Alinsky image Free Republic
P.S. Mr. Donaldson was arrested recently for drunk driving. He was found to be drunk after committing a
moving violation. Normal human beings would be shaken by this potentially deadly event. At minimum, normal human beings admit their lack of judgment and impulse control. They take stock of themselves and their general conduct. They don't immediately go on national television and spew ignorance and hate.