There are times I get so baffled by a commenter I don’t know what to think. So I left this at the end of my last comment for Scout.
The current administration has put a lot into border security? If you actually believe that, …. What’s the point of discussing this issue with you? (from here)
I am so amazed that people still believe the lies coming out of the Obama administration it dumbfounds me. is not stupid, but he still takes what Obama says seriously. Why? Let’s look at the first part of ‘s reply. We can consider the rest of it this weekend.
The RPV “Creed” is so vague and general that it says nothing. A lot of people could subscribe to that, including Democrats. (Are Democrats RINOs)?
You frequently speak of a klepto-ruling class, including in the last graph of your 0958 comment and in the most recent comment where you ask when you asked where you spoke of such a thing. Read what you write. It’s right there under your nose. This is a recurring theme with you. I agree with it in some respects (i.e., I agree that there are limits on how much pols should be able to buy votes with taxpayor dollars), but I think my view of it is a bit more variegated than yours. (from here)
Platitude \Plat”i*tude\, n. [F., from plat flat. See Plate.]
1. The quality or state of being flat, thin, or insipid; flat
commonness; triteness; staleness of ideas of language.
To hammer one golden grain of wit into a sheet of
infinite platitude. –Motley.
2. A thought or remark which is flat, dull, trite, or weak; a
truism; a commonplace.
Read the definition. It sounds like the problem with a platitude is repetition, but that is not exactly true. Repetition does not render words meaningless. We render words meaningless by not meaning what we are saying.
Imagine you have a small child, and that child misbehaves. So you punish and scold the child, and the child responds with these words: “I’ll be good.” That simple phrase either summarizes a thousand platitudes, or it rings with truth. Either the child spouts the words just to avoid punishment, or the child feels remorse and honestly wants to be good.
Our politicians work for us. When they spout platitudes, are we offended by their words? Is the problem is with the words? Isn’t the problem the fact we don’t believe they mean what they are saying? Yet our politicians spout those platitudes, and it seems that the man with the most prolific platitude generator wins our vote.
We elect our rulers. If we are being lead by a klepto-ruling class, then it is because we have become a klepto-people. We have allowed the truths the founders of this nation honored to become flat, thin, and insipid. Even the oath we require of our elected leaders has become dull, trite, and weak. It is a commonplace truism our leaders give the Constitution little serious consideration.
So what’s the point of discussing this issue with ? We are all God’s creatures. We are all sinners. And we all play a role in shaping each others conscience. And when we discuss what matters we can hold each other accountable, and that includes the sinners we choose to lead this nation.