Des Moines Register “Editorial Board” Does It Again…

Anne MacKinnon’s Roses & Thistles

Here’s a basic system function test you can perform with anyone, from anywhere, for every good reason.  Ask anyone you come across to make a complete list of their rights.  …And I mean all of them.  Then go down through their list and put a line through every third item on the list.  Next, go back to the person who scribed the list and tell them, “I don’t think YOU need every third one of these.  Additionally, what ‘reasonable’ compromises are you willing to discuss on the others?” and watch them become enraged over the audacity that YOU take from THEM their rights for fun and profit.  Granted, we’re not talking about important stuff like ice melt and condoms, but rights are still a pretty big deal.  Once you review the article I’m suggesting, the “ice melt and condoms” ditty will make more sense.  Even if you don’t, the comment stands by itself.

When the Des Moines Register Editorial Board comes up with fresh new nonsense to prove yet again, they’re petty, small, and none-too-bright, you should be listening.  The new “Roses and Thistles” slag is hot off the digital press.  The recent thistles were awarded in bulk to the Majority Party.  Basic human rights and the ideas behind civil rights are for the “backwards hicks” among us apparently.  <-Another quip from the article author.

This is truly what they think of you.  They think this of me.  They think this of your unborn child and grandchildren.  We’re all just murderers, thieves, and miscreants waiting to happen.  They don’t like the idea of rights.  Why?  Because when they actually admit that we all have them, they further have to admit, rightfully, that rights are a package deal.  Granted, these folks couldn’t think their way out of a wet paper sack.  So, they sure as sugar couldn’t find their own incoherence.  Yet this, like the wart on their proverbial nose, is obvious to all the rest of us.  This isn’t some trip through a crappy lunch buffet where you pick and choose items while casting your gaze through a smudged sneeze guard.  No sir…  When it comes to rights, you and I either get them all, or there aren’t any.  They’re called civil rights and are basic – that was the intent and design.  People who love their fellow human beings already hold these truths to be self evident.

So, what you have here is another example of how the DSM Register sees you and I as less human.  As if we don’t deserve life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness all because we know our right’s origin, where they’re protected, and why… 

SPOILER ALERT – If you’ve recently eaten, give your tummy some time to settle.  You risk losing your lunch over this garbage.  Alas, you should read it anyway…

Legislators like Representative Terry Baxter, R-Garner and Representative Steve Holt, R-Denison, ought to be lifted up on our shoulders when they continue forward with good policy and sound protection of our liberties and freedoms.  What sane person says no to liberty and freedom?  Gentlemen, I say to you regarding the blather this editorial board is offering, a thistle from these lost souls should be worn as a badge of honor.  You’re steely-eyed missile men and I don’t care what they say about you both.

Hold your nose, suppress your gag reflex, and read the DES MOINES REGISTER EDITORIAL BOARD THISTLE here…

The pungent and all-too-familiar “cow patty” scent of the “Carson King Affair” is wafting through the air as we live and breathe.  It seems as if they’re trying to force us to find a different bicycle ride across Iowa because they can’t be honest and manage their own ‘news’ network.  Oh wait, they already peed down their leg on that one too…  Read about how they targeted another for extinction without thinking through what the heck they were doing HERE

In Liberty,

Michael Ware – IFC Chairman

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