You rarely see me quoting politicians unless they say something profoundly stupid (note-this means Nancy Pelosi gets quoted quite often). The reason is pretty simple. I don’t want to be accused of arriving at my positions simply by being brainwashed. As an intelligent adult I can come up with logical conclusions all on my own. It’s not that I’m necessarily declaring myself as being more intelligent than anyone else. It’s that I believe in questioning all politicians on their position and applying logic to those positions to determine right from wrong. If they are right then I want to support them. If they are wrong then I will state my logical case against them. I’m not so egotistical as to think that I’m always right, but I’m also not willing to relinquish my position unless I’m definitively proven wrong. Arguments based on emotion never win. What I have found over the years is that liberalism lacks logic and therefore cannot stand on its own as long as others are willing to challenge it on a logical basis. It is for that very reason that you will so often find liberals creating false analogies in order to mask their arguments. Take the contraception issue as a perfect example. Liberals are now trying to claim that Republican politicians want to ban all contraception outright. This has never been a Republican position and any logical thinking person knows it. It’s a simple ruse to confuse contraception with the abortion issue, nothing more. The same can be said of the whole “wanting to see Grandma starve” non-sense that we so often hear about. Asking simple logical questions easily dismisses such claims. It’s the lazier aspects of liberalism that allow the acceptance of these non sequiturs to occur since it is far easier to accept brainwashing than it is to formulate valid questioning. However, any reasonably intelligent person should be able to ask even the most basic logical questions to refute much of this non-sense on their own. It doesn’t take a genius to see through absurd drivel. What it does take is at least a minimal effort on the part of those listening to at least question the logic behind such statements. Or better yet, question the motives behind those that want you to believe them. Politics isn’t difficult. It’s simply a matter of paying attention and asking questions. These commentaries I write aren’t necessarily meant to persuade anyone. They are meant to get people to think for themselves so that they can start asking their own questions. We’ve already seen what the end results of complacency look like. It’s time we all stand up and make our politicians start answering to some valid logical questions.