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Great Americans! For What?

Hooray for the new crop of Great Americans. Should this accolade be attached to the likes of Limbaugh, Hannity, Boortz, Beck, Cunningham, Levin and other Conservative Talk Radio blowhards? The answer is an emphatic no. Pray tell me what these folks have done, are doing, or pretend they will do that qualifies for a Great American status? When I think of Great Americans, President George Washington comes to mind. Do any of the above-mentioned blowhards deserve to be mentioned in the same breath? Thomas Jefferson, John Adams-the second president of the United States. Alexander Hamilton, President Dwight Eisenhower; all great Americans-People whose accomplishments and contributions are measurable, and benefited this nation and its people. It is time CTR listeners reassess who they currently deem are worthy of Great American status. Most CTR blowhards never spent one day serving this nation in uniform. They brag about their undying support for our military. If this is the case, why did they wait until they were beyond military age before becoming so forceful and dedicated in their support for our young men and women in uniform? All of them cry for tax cuts, though fully aware that tax dollars are needed to fund the two wars this nation is fighting. CTR jocks harangue about the national debt, but do not seem to mind borrowing money to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
United States first President George Washington (1732-1799) penned the following: Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Writer, Thomas Paine (1737-1809) penned the following: These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of this country: but he that stands it NOW, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
President Washington and Thomas Paine, in their writings were describing Limbaugh, Hannity, Boortz and other CTR blowhards who regularly wrap themselves in the United States flag and profess their allegiance to Old Glory and this Nation. Name one thing these purveyors of dissension, fear and anxiety do that contributes to the betterment of this nation. I suppose anything is imaginable. CTR folks prove it each day. They imagine, with some sincerity that what they do helps their listeners. Many of their listeners imagine the same thing. They feel what they get from talk radio helps them in their daily lives. Many who succumbed to the message broadcasted on CTR find themselves jobless, homeless and in some cases, flat out broke. It is time, broadcast time utilized to aggravate, foster fear and raise the level of anxiety in listeners be utilized for something constructive-something designed to help people not hurt them. Americans have been mislead and taken advantage of long enough. Let us put a stop to it-starting today.

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July 11, 2010 - Posted by | Conservative Talk Radio, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Taxpayer bailouts, Uncategorized

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