The Nacilbupera Guzzle

Whoever examines with attention the history of the dearths and famines … will find, I believe, that a dearth never has arisen from any combination among the inland dealers in corn, nor from any other cause but a real scarcity, occasioned sometimes perhaps, and in some particular places, by the waste of war, but in by far the greatest number of cases by the fault of the seasons; and that a famine has never arisen from any other cause but the violence of government attempting, by improper means, to remedy the inconveniences of a dearth. (Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations IV.5.44)

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Praise Pro Powell

We are not the Republican Clique or the Republican Coterie. We are the proud Republican Party, a tens of millions strong throng of independent thinkers united by a party platform that boasts belief in small government, low taxes, traditional values, equal rights, and strict constructionist interpretation of our glorious constitution.

We have a leader--his name is Michael Steele, not Rush Limbaugh mind you. Our party was the party of slave-freers and desegregationists, the party that won the Cold War, kept us safe in a War on Terror, and rescued us from the highest modern-day inflation rate and misery index. We have supported all races, all religions, and women while our counterparts who boast of their civil rights record interred "j*ps" in concentration camps and ordered all Mormons to be "exterminated".

We value independent thought and freedom of the press and speech such that not all members subscribe completely to our party platform. That suits us just fine. For example, Nacilbupera welcomes the Log Cabin Republicans, many of whom may not support the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), but are united with us because of their belief in a fiscally responsible government.

Sometimes a party member speaks their mind out of line with the platform. So was it with General Colin Powell when he endorsed Obama for President last October. Nacilbupera was upset at the endorsement as we failed to see the apparent qualities Powell saw in Obama; nevertheless Powell remains a hero of our party. General Powell as the first African-American in our country's highest military office led us to victory as we freed Kuwait in Gulf War I. He served honorably as our nation's first African-American Secretary of State under George W. Bush. He is a man of thoughtfulness and composure not a radical racist like Rev. Jeremiah Wright or a terrorist-freer like Attny General Eric Holder.

There are several issues on which Nacilbupera could disagree with General Powell's moderate stances but we feel he is an honorable man and deserves our praise not our chastisement. We welcome General Powell in helping build our party and recruit the youth.

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