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Monday, April 12, 2010

Jeff Christie Gives Bob Brinker an American-History Lesson

Posted April 12, 2010...Bob Brinker often talks politics on Moneytalk. Very seldom does a caller get a chance to rebut Bob Brinker's viewpoints. Jeff Christie wrote this:

jeffchristie said...

Bob Brinker said some things about America and it's founding fathers, Saturday on Moneytalk, that I quite frankly found disturbing. It all stated when a caller ask about the up coming November election. Brinker said he has heard people talk about taking our country back whatever that means. Well Bob I don't know the origin of that phrase but the first time I heard it was back in 2004 at a campaign speech by Howard Dean. Dr. Dean was the head of the Democrat party's national committee at that time. Here is a direct quote:

"We're going to take this country back, and it's going to take election, after election, after election, work after work, after work, and win, after win, after win. Take back America, we want our country back, and it's our country, we built it, and now in November we're going to take it back."

I dismissed it as political rhetoric then and see it as the same today when people use it.

Brinker then made what I consider to be the "Cheap Shot" of the week. He said which part of the founding fathers do you like best slavery or not allowing women to vote. Slavery existed in North America long before the founders of this country decided to declare their independence from England. If the original US constitution were to prohibit slavery the southern boundary of the country would be Maryland. As for prohibiting women from voting. there is no provision for doing so in the constitution. They left voter eligibility up the the states. Women did vote in Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho and Utah prior to 1900.

The original version of the United States constitution was the start of what I consider the finest country in the history of western civilization. I think it is one of the greatest documents ever written by man. I am not surprised that Mr. Brinker would show contempt for it and the men who wrote it. After all Brinker was part of the 60's antiwar crowd who spit on people like me who were serving in the military at the time of the Viet Nam war.

April 12, 2010 6:48 AM [Link to original post]

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