As you read this article, also consider the demeaner and decorum of both the 911 Commission and the Hearings into the Iraqi prisoners situation.
Modern Day McCarthyism By Justin Darr May 21, 2001 The black helicopters have landed once again outside the Democratic National Committee Headquarters. So, what are the Men in Black delivering to the Democrats this time? Could it be more world leaders rushing to voice their support for John Kerry? No. How about a delivery of new "interesting stories" from a hobo sitting in a lawn chair outside Area 51 about how George Bush knew about 9-11 and did nothing? No. Or, perhaps it is a visual aid to help try to explain how exactly John Kerry voted for the $87 billion Iraqi Supplemental Funding Bill before he voted against it. No, again. This time it is the venerable Senator Ernest Hollings stating that the President started the War with Iraq in order to pander support from American Jews. We are talking about the War on Terror, Senator, not serving kosher breakfasts at the White House. Maybe "black helicopters" is too kind; this idea sounds like it came straight from a gin bottle. The ridiculous nature of Senator Hollings' statements aside, the most amazing aspect of this story is that the Senator still has his job. Imagine for a moment that Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum wrote this article. I can hear the accusations of anti-Semitism and hate speech right now. We would not be discussing the content of the article, but how soon Senator Santorum would have to resign from the Senate. Republican elected officials, and Conservatives in general are forced to live under a constant double standard where their freedom of speech is oppressed out of fear of being declared racist, sexist, or any of the myriads of other "ists" the Liberals claim are destroying America. However, Liberals receive carte blanche to say and do anything they wish without censure. The well known case of former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott is a perfect example. Senator Lott was forced to step down from his leadership role due to the fact that he made a statement of support for Senator Strom Thurman at one of his retirement parties. Yes, Thurman was once a segregationist. However, to anyone who even claims to possess common sense, it was blatantly obvious that Senator Lott was just being polite for the old Senator's benefit, not endorsing segregation. Unfortunately, common sense, rationality, and what Senator Lott actually said mean nothing to today's Democrats. Liberals across the country exploded into a hysterical conniption fit not over what the Senator said, but what his statements could be construed as saying. Just as with the 1950s McCarthy Permanent Investigations Subcommittee, it did not matter whether you were or were not a Communist. Simply being charged was enough to destroy a person's life even if they were wrongly accused. Compare Senator Lott's situation to that of West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd. Where Lott's political life was destroyed for supporting a former segregationist, Senator Byrd was an actual member of the Ku Klux Klan. Hello! The K.K.K. for crying out loud! Strom Thurman supported segregation, Senator Byrd supported lynching. Where were the shouts of outrage when Byrd tried claiming that when he said "****** " he was not necessarily referring to African-Americans. The stately Senator proclaimed, "There are white niggers." That is just flat out stupid. Does the Senator think we are all idiots? Only a true Liberal could be inclusive enough to apply gross racial slurs to all people. Why has Byrd not been forced to step down from his position in the Senate? The same reason the National Organization of Women did not support Paula Jones or any of the other women President Clinton sexually assaulted. Liberals hold all of their values and beliefs as secondary to political power. Indignation is a political tool only to be rolled out when expedient to the Liberals' immediate goals. Democratic duplicity extends far beyond race relations. With the "Memogate" scandal, Teddy Kennedy has actually managed to turn the Republicans into the villains for uncovering his collusion with the ACLU and other Liberal groups to obstruct the judicial nomination process in the Senate and directly interfere in current federal litigation. No, Senator Kennedy is not running a "cover up", he is "outraged" at how a Republican staffer could have the gall to expose his unethical behavior. Nor, has Kennedy getting his hand caught in the cookie jar stopped him from vilifying President Bush for "covering up" poor Iraqi intelligence before the War. The bottom line is that when a Republican is accused of anything, he is vilified, while a Democrat is tolerated, if not celebrated. Americans had hoped that the dark days of the McCarthy witch hunts were over. Senator McCarthy (a Republican) has been justifiably placed into the annals of American shame, however, his methods have not been forgotten. Liberals and the Democratic Party to this day read the history of McCarthy and perpetuate his abuses of power. Under the guise of sensitivity, tolerance, and fairness, the Democrats have become the single greatest threat to American liberty and freedom of speech in history. ----------- Justin Darr is a veteran retail manager from the Philadelphia area where he lives with this wife, Erin, twin children Brandon and Brittany, three mice, two cats, and a spoiled dog named Xena. He grew up in rural Western Pennsylvania where he learned the values of hard work, honesty, family, and the downfalls of Liberalism. Justin is an expert in political philosophy, western world history, and the development of American society. He has worked on various political campaigns at all levels, served as an election official to verify ballot counts, and is a well know "aggressive debater" to all that know him.