Feb 9, 2011

Stupid Brady Tricks

It isn't hard to debate a bill about a citizen's duty to retreat or right to stand his ground  in the face of deadly threat. You discuss the tort-reform aspects of it. You consider the definitions of the important terms -- "deadly threat," "reasonable person," and so forth.  You search for careful language to confirm the right without creating as many problems as you solve.

But don't waste your breath shooting for honest discourse with the flacks who take a Brady Campaign paycheck.  They were all trained in the Jack Parr School of Disputation. "When cornered by logic, try crying and name calling. If that doesn't work, raise your voice, and never, ever, constrain yourself with the dictates of reason." 

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