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Column of lies

Letter to the Editor | Monday, September 14, 2009

Brooks Smith, you lie. That’s what I have to say to you and your horrendous article from last Thursday (“Sign of the Times,” Sept. 10). Like the courageous Congressman Joe Wilson, I felt compelled to bring some truth to Mr. Smith’s web of lies.

Mr. Smith begins his “column” by using the age-old battle tactic of the left: using the liberal media to manipulate their opponents’ words to discredit legitimate challenges to their progressive agenda. To this end, Mr. Smith twists the words of Rex Rammel, a candidate for governor of Idaho and a staunch defender of the People’s Second Amendment Rights, to make him sound like a gun-toting murder rather than the patriot he really is.

Clearly, metaphors are a little above Mr. Smith’s level as he can’t grasp Mr. Rammel’s metaphor about his passionate desire to fight Obama Tyranny in Idaho and “hunt down and destroy” the socialistic agendas of his Administration. Mr. Smith then goes on to trivialize the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan by “stating it doesn’t count.” I’m sorry Mr. Smith, when was the last time you took a bullet in the chest and then proceeded to destroy the communist threat of the Soviet Union? Continuing this trend, he even goes so far as to suggest George W. Bush should have had an assassination attempt for, in Mr. Smith’s words, “lying to the American people.” I don’t know about you, but I would never wish harm on someone who defended America at all costs as Bush did.

Like so many of his liberal comrades, Mr. Smith uses John Stewart-esque cynicism and sarcasm to vilify Republicans to mask the clear failures of the Obama Administration. I can’t imagine the empty, hollow life that Mr. Smith must live due to all the hate and cynicism that he carries with him on a day to day basis. It is my sincere hope that someday Mr. Smith realizes the error of his ways and embracing American values rather than accepting socialistic “change.” Until he sees this truth, I pray for Mr. Smith.

Sean Brosnan


off campus

Sept. 14