Curtis Dahlgren
"Even the questions have been changed," says the Prez (very articulately)
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By Curtis Dahlgren
January 24, 2009

"History affords us many instances of the ruin of states, by the prosecution of measures ill suited to the temper and genius of their people. The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy." Benjamin Franklin [PatriotPost]

TO "Your opinions" and the "Editorial We" (Milwaukee "Sentinel"):

"Finally! A president who (sic) America, and the world, can be proud of not an ignorant yahoo who proclaims 'bring it on" . . . Who absurdly declares 'mission accomplished' three weeks into his war," writes a Mr. Firer ["Feeling good"; 1/21/09].

A) That "Mission accomplished" sign on an aircraft carrier was not made by Pres. Bush but by members of a homecoming crew who were referring to the mission that they had just been on (Dubya always said it would be a long and difficult mission keeping America safe).

B) That "yahoo" who was excoriated for mismangling the Queen's English kept his promise to learn by the mistakes of the Clinton administration (fighting terrorism with lawyers); and in the meantime, our public schools teach kids to mangle the language with street talk.

C) I didn't intend to "nitpick" the new President until I read Mr. Firer's letter and then heard President Obama's words regarding Gitmo; he says that the problem there is you have "a bunch of folks" who have been "detained" there (people who may be trying to unleash bubonic plague on the earth are not "folks who need a lawyer"! Can't we all just get along and AGREE on that much?

D) The greatest dangers to a free society still come from within, and perhaps the greatest one of all is a "monopoly of thought" in the dominant news media, encouraged by the erudite and "articulate" academes who are using mass psychology and modern public relations techniques to silence all dissent ("Hope over fear, unity and purpose over conflict and discord"). The news media essentially declared "mission accomplished" one day into the mission of the new administration (Traditionalists should just shut up and go away!).

Pres. Obama says that we have entered a new era in which even the questions have been "changed." NO. In actuality, all "dumb questions" will be BANNED if possible, even though polls show that most Americans "hope" that he will be more like Reagan than Roosevelt. Will we continue to be able to ASK questions? Legally or not, si se peude.

-Curtis Dahlgren [the Editorial "ME"]

P.S. Dumb question: do the high-minded journalists even know what a "Sentinel" is? A "sentry" is a person stationed to prevent the passage of unauthorized people such as at the Mexican border (they could be "folks" carrying in bubonic plague or dirty bombs). And another dumb question:

Why don't the lefties come right out and SAY it? despite token references to history in the Inaugural Address, they HATE the Founders of the great American Revolution

© Curtis Dahlgren

 

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Curtis Dahlgren

Curtis Dahlgren is semi-retired in southern Wisconsin, and is the author of "Massey-Harris 101." His career has had some rough similarities to one of his favorite writers, Ferrar Fenton... (more)

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