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Conservatives taking rights away

Published 9:59am Thursday, April 5, 2012

 

When are people going to stand up and say enough is enough?

The Republicans and Tea Partiers are taking away more of our freedoms every day.

They are trying to disfranchise voting rights for college students and senior citizens.

They are trying to kill Medicare.

They want to not tax the first $150,000 for the billionaires while raising taxes on the poor and middle class.

Rich Murray co-authored a bill in St. Paul to have all power taken away from townships and local government.

There is just a billionaire club anymore.

They say “Get the government out of my face,” but they are making all the laws and rules these days, and thinking of more ways to everyone else’s money.

When is justice and ethics going to return?

 

Rose Anderson

Albert Lea

 

  1. Randy Kruckeberg

    Here’s today dose of Saul Alinsky type propaganda from the dfl, obviously rose is not the sweet old grandmotherly type that her appearance would suggest. She follows the Saul Alinsky playbook to the letter.

    From Saul Alinsky’s book we have all seen these employed within the last three years

    Opening page – Dedication
    “Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history… the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.”

    The Tactics are…..

    Always remember the first rule of power tactics (pps.127-134):

    1. “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”

    2. “Never go outside the expertise of your people. When an action or tactic is outside the experience of the people, the result is confusion, fear and retreat…. [and] the collapse of communication.

    3. “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy. Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. (This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.)

    4. “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”

    5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.”

    6. “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”

    7. “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Man can sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited time….”

    8. “Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose.”

    9. “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”

    10. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign.”

    11. “If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside… every positive has its negative.”

    12. “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.”

    13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and ‘frozen.’…

    “…any target can always say, ‘Why do you center on me when there are others to blame as well?’ When your ‘freeze the target,’ you disregard these [rational but distracting] arguments…. Then, as you zero in and freeze your target and carry out your attack, all the ‘others’ come out of the woodwork very soon. They become visible by their support of the target…’

    “One acts decisively only in the conviction that all the angels are on one side and all the devils on the other.” (pps.127-134)