So Apparently I am A Tenther, And Probably A Truther And A Birther

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  1. Anonymous Patriot says:

    I'm so sick of being labeled…

  2. An American says:

    Sick of the labels, sick of the right or left, sick of the main downstream media making profits dividing and controlling Americans.

    I'm an American for damn sakes… to hell with the rest of the divided.

  3. Proud Southerner says:

    Why is it that liberals criticize others for being bigots and racists when it is they who cannot break free of having to label and categorize people? What happened to the melting pot? Why aren't we just Americans with differences? I don't give a damn what your skin color is or who you sleep with. Just don't shove it in my face or ask me to give up my liberties for your life choices. You are no better or worse and deserve no special treatments or freedoms over what my Constitution grants me.

  4. Ezra says:

    Like getting married?

  5. jack fate says:

    Ken, I think you take a perfectly smart and reasonable argument regarding the tenth amendment and cloaking it in the victim hood of the so called and widely ridiculed "tenthers." Unlike a "tenther" (or a "birther" or "truther" or whatever), you can actually hold an intelligent and well articulated thought about the topic at hand. But your fellow sufferers of liberal "-er" scorn? I'll bet 99% of them didn't know what the tenth amendment said (or what it related to) until their preferred self-reaffirming media demagogue "informed" them. As it became an useful weapon in the shit-flinging approach to oppositional politics the current right wing is addicted to.

    I'm not sure why your grouping yourself with the stupid people, never mind taking umbrage with their cause.

  6. jack fate says:

    @Proud Southerner: Perhaps, given your screen name, you should not complain about those "who cannot break free of having to label and categorize people." WTF do you think a name like "Proud Southerner" serves the purpose of?

    Also, where, when, why and how have you been asked to surrender a liberty in deference to another person or group's "life choice?" And what, exactly, does your Constitution "grant" you?

  7. Ken says:

    jack, every protest — left or right, mainstream or fringe — is going to have a lot of ignorant louts. The non-ignorant non-louts have jobs, and hobbies. You'll find just as many people at anti-war (or other "liberal") protests with no clue what they are talking about. So if your characterization is accurate, it is not unique.

    The "tenther" slur is not aimed only at people on the Mall waving signs. It's also aimed at representatives and commentators.

  8. JimAbs says:

    Millhiser: "Tentherism, in a nutshell, proclaims that New Deal-era reformers led an unlawful coup against the “True Constitution,” exploiting Depression-born desperation to expand the federal government’s powers beyond recognition."

    FDR knew better than to let a good crisis go to waste.

  9. John David Galt says:

    I'd like to thank Millhiser for putting a label to what I have always believed in.
    Now let's form the Tenther Party and get the Great Rollback started. It's about time.

  10. Joshua says:

    I didn't realize that "Democrat Party" was pejorative until I read the wiki. Interesting. Millhiser is an asshat liberal; i.e. he doesn't know what he's writing about. Maybe he's right, though, I mean, Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler, and Mao all opposed Social Security and Medicare. And they all supported low taxes.

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