“Sticks and stones may break my bones…”

Certainly most of you remember this from your childhood: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me.” However, in today’s world of instant electronic communications things have changed.

Bullies young and old use words to attack others. Social media give bullies an expanded platform to fire false claims and vicious attacks against others. Vladimir Lenin and Hitler’s propaganda chief, Joseph Goebbels, knew “a lie told often enough becomes the truth”…at least in the collective mind of the general public. The result is often destruction of a foe.

Falsehoods have become very difficult to dispute successfully. Why? In my view, because there are so many citizens in America who make little effort to become informed about real facts and issues facing the nation as a whole. Talking heads on the radio and television call these folks “limited information voters”. Are you one of those who believes the rhetoric rather than take the time to learn the facts?

As a staunch conservative, it troubles me the hierarchy in the Republican party has used twisted facts in an attempt to retain individual power in the face of the upstart Tea Party movement. Apparently, these “Republicans in Name Only” (RINO’s) have forgotten the principles that are the foundation of the GOP in their attempts to retain power in the party and in the Congress. Don’t you wonder why these power-hungry folks attack the well-meaning and patriotic Tea Party folks? Is it because they are riding a gravy train that is high position in the federal government? Are their motives self-serving and damaging to Constitutional America?

The Tea Party movement is not growing smaller, only more targeted.

It seems to me the Republican Party would be better served by joining hands with the Tea Party folks to work for smaller government, less taxes, fewer regulation on business, and a United States with the liberties our Founding Fathers envisioned.

Words DO hurt. Who did you harm today? — D. C. “Dan” Lee, http://www.dannyboystories.com

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