New York Times – All The Propaganda That’s Unfit To Print

Instead of discussing any of the huge issues related to government overreach and taxation discussed in the Declaration of Independence, the New York Times claims the document really says government isn’t big enough.

That errant spot of ink, she believes, makes a difference, contributing to what she calls a “routine but serious misunderstanding” of the document.

The period creates the impression that the list of self-evident truths ends with the right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” she says. But as intended by Thomas Jefferson, she argues, what comes next is just as important: the essential role of governments — “instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed” — in securing those rights.

A Period Is Questioned in the Declaration of Independence –

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12 Responses to New York Times – All The Propaganda That’s Unfit To Print

  1. _Jim says:

    The NYT – Testing our incredulity at new, ‘unprecedented’ levels and taking their credibility to new lows – a twofer for this 4th!

  2. _Jim says:

    Liberals (progressives) do this to the max: interpret a single ‘document’ exclusively on the content of that single document and with the exclusion of a body of correspondence (like the Federalist Papers) that provide the background or the reason for that ‘document’ in the first place (like the Decl of Independence or the Constitution)

    Libs just want to live in a simple little world ruled by a king they can look up to and admire, like a dad or father figure … but they don’t like dads or father figures either, so that is kind of a weak analogy …

    • bkivey says:

      I must disagree somewhat. My working theory is that Progressives are functionally teenagers. They want the perks of the adult world without the responsibility. So, yes, they want an authority figure that will bail them out of bad decisions. but don’t want to otherwise be bothered.

  3. mkelly says:

    So the founders were not smart enough to understand what a period meant in context of writing sentences.

    • _Jim says:

      … they had trouble reading liquid-in-glass thermo’s too …

      /sarc (for the lost souls on Hot Whopper Bog and head ‘distress’ Sou)

  4. gator69 says:

    Yes, and Skeeter is a Constitutional scholar, according to the left.

    • _Jim says:

      You misplaced a period there gator, I think you meant to say “Skeeter has a Constitutional collar” or maybe that was “Constitutional dollar” or maybe it was “Skeeter has a cast-iron Constitution, Scholar.” It’s all in the way the letters are arranged or re-arranged on the page, and where punctuation is placed. The left are masters at re-arrangement too. Much more accomplished than I will ever be …

  5. Pathway says:

    ” Consent of the governed”. What the heck is that.

    • _Jim says:

      It means I gave you implicit permission to beat and tax me near to death by being born on these shores ..

      /sarc (for the hot whopper blog folk, who are known to be a little more than slow)

  6. hannuko says:

    “what comes next is just as important: the essential role of governments — “instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed” — in securing those rights.”

    Yes, and to secure those rights they have to be taken away to a safe place, where nobody can harm them…

    • _Jim says:

      Locks boxes for keeping SocSec (Social Security) monies were all the rage about 4 presidential elections back. Algore was all over this. Lock boxes could be pressed into service for ‘rights preservation’ too. Homeland Security would be all to happy to oblige in this mission. Jeh Johnson is the man to contact.

  7. DEEBEE says:

    First it was birth control, now it is a period. Will the republican war on women never end? /sarc

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