Saturday, February 25, 2006

Dissent in America

October 15 12:09 PM

Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

There has been a discussion here at work about a new purchase and it has become apparent to me that one of the participants has now been completely broken of the idea of questioning anything or anyone. This person (oddly enough, haha) voted for George W. Bush. He listens to Rush Limbaugh all day long while here at work and ONLY watches Fox News. Prior to his "fall to the dark side" in voting and continual support of George Bush he would question EVERYTHING, but now it appears this trait has been removed from him.

Now I hate Bush and all of that and I am not knocking this person's opinion on any matter (at least not in this post), but it seems to me lately that the people who still (and seemingly blindly) support Bush have drank the Kool-Aid that makes them believe that questioning anything is wrong and a sign of disloyalty to the common cause. The Right Wing media has pummeled the American public for the last 8 years that if you question their reasoning or motives than you are no better than the terrorists (and in some extreme cases are branded a terrorist).

Just because I hate George Bush or question the reasons, motives or how things are done by the government does not mean that I love the country any less. In fact I would have to argue that I love my country enough to be this upset about how things are going.

You can be a patriot and love your country and disagree with me, afford me the same right and understanding as well.

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