Previous Entry Share Next Entry
Once again, if you have a valid position why use falsehoods to support it
Mighty Mouse
I see this time and time again.  People in the public eye using misleading phrasing, false statements or just plain making things up when arguing their position on an issue.  Most recently, I heard Brian Brown, who is Executive Director of NOM (National Organization for Marriage), whose speech against the Federal Court ruling finding California's Prop 8 against same sex marriage as unconstitutional, was broadcast on NPR saying "By one stroke of the pen an activist judge has denied us our civil right to vote."  You have to have a very extreme position (which I'm sure he does) to see any connection with the decision and voting rights.  On the contrary, this decision was about rights in general.  It determined that no one can vote away someone's civil rights.  It is clearly stated in the constitution, one of the responsibilities of the congress is to "protect the minority" from the vote of the majority.  But "denied us our civil right to vote" sounds REALLY scary.  Yes, I understand that you can't rile up the populace to your side with moderate speech but if your position is so strong, can't you come up with extremes that are also true?  


Log in

No account? Create an account