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Response to COLGATE4 (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 03:08 PM

7. Try the graphs and facts. But even that doesn't always work.

 

One of the most annoying news stories I've watched in the last year was a reporter interviewing Tea Baggers at one of their rallies in DC protesting the ACA as unconstitutional. The reporter asked several of them what part of the constitution it violated? NONE of them - that's right NONE, NONE, NONE of them could cite an article and section they thought it violated. But they just knew it was unconstitutional. I guess because FAUX news, Hannity, Limbaugh, Beck and their ilk told them it was.

The other startling thing is that none of them seemed to know about or understand the "commerce clause" or "full faith and credit clause." One lady flatly denied that the commerce clause was part of the original constitution despite the fact it clearly is in Article One of the originally ratified constitution. She wouldn't concede to the fact, finally telling the reporter they'd just have to agree to disagree about it being in there.

You can't fight stupid and obstinacy like that.

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