I have a new critic, a fellow who has taken it upon himself to read my columns and then send a reprimand. These are always fun to read.
In response to this weekend's column, here's what he wrote:
Why do so many people seem to be so fond of labeling and pigeon holing everyone? In typical human fashion, you are guilty of such. Liberals do this, but conservatives that. All conservatives are getting ready and all liberals are waiting for the government. Such garbage and drivel. You are only trying to convince yourself that your political philosophy is superior.
I hate to tell you this, but neither liberals nor conservatives are monolithic and so easily defined. We, as a people are not - either or. We are varying degrees of both depending on the issues. For every imagined ill caused by an apparent liberal, there is an apparent conservative doing the same thing.
Your philosophy is a larger part of our problems as a nation. You wish to define everything and classify it as black or white. You are divisive and seem to pursue a course that will make us more so. This has nothing to do with being liberal or conservative - it has to do with being human and insecure and needing to validated as a part of the "good" group. Grow up and wake up. Work toward unifying and finding common ground, not tearing down and attacking.
Tell you what, pal. When the government stops taking over private businesses, when it stops spending trillions of dollars it doesn't have, when it stops pigeon-holing conservatives as domestic terrorists, when it stops redistributing my wealth and trying to microchip my livestock and passing life-altering laws in which we had no say and increase prohibitive legislation on gun ownership and try to re-enact the muzzling "Fairness" Doctrine... then maybe I'll consider your point of view a little more seriously. Until then, I'll do my part to stir the masses into action.
As for trying to convince people that my political philosophy is superior.... damned straight I am. I'm advocating returning to the ideas of our Founding Documents. What are you advocating?