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There is a Better Way
American Thinker, by Sam C. Holliday

Original Article

Posted By:mikkins2, 12/21/2013 9:11:30 AM

The criticism by John Boehner and Paul Ryan of conservative groups who opposed their bipartisan budget deal should cause all Americans who want smaller government, more freedom, less control, and lower taxes to seek a better way. All of those involved are using the adversarial approach to decision-making. The foundation of this approach is the dialectic, which requires continual debate, struggle, and conflict between competing theses. Since the outcome, under the adversarial approach, must be a specific solution, that is, a synthesis of deep-seated disagreements, it requires individuals to compromise on principles and to reject those who stand firm on their

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I would only sully Colonel Holliday´s by leaving a comment other than....

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Reply 1 - Posted by: nonsense, 12/21/2013 9:32:09 AM     (No. 9662887)

Just say No to the philosophy of StE. It stinks of the same old "go along to get along". More regressive talk from the permanent elite political ruling class. Just my opinion.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/21/2013 10:36:34 AM     (No. 9663011)

The writing in this article is ridiculous obfuscation and blabber. To be plain, the best way is to vote according to your principles and conscience.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Gordon Mills, 12/21/2013 11:10:18 AM     (No. 9663081)

American Thinker used to be a go to site with intelligent, articulate, and conservative writers. Not so much anymore. Must have caught the disease.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mikkins2, 12/21/2013 11:31:17 AM     (No. 9663124)

I have a feeling people do not understand Colonel Holliday´s message.

"Warriors are necessary to achieve goals. Reputations are made through decisive action. Action can result in either success or failure. It should be no surprise that most myths extol the virtue of warriors. Action by warriors is bright, dramatic, chaotic, and exciting; thus warriors are the most visible, and most controversial, of the leaders of any movement. However, action by warriors alone can hinder long-term success and when carried to the extreme it leads to self-destruction. Barry Goldwater and Ted Cruz are examples of warriors abandoned by the Republican establishment. As good soldiers Ryan and Boehner are attempting to silence the warriors fighting to revive the vision of the Founders."

His point is that the Republican Establishment(Soldiers)are foolish in trying to destroy its "warriors" (Tea Party) because they are willing to engage in battle now. The "Soldiers" are not willing to fight major battles but only preplanned little orderly skirmishes that have little risk involved and therefore achieve very little if won. They prefer the safety of building consensus with the enemy to avoid bloodshed.

He is absolutely right.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: StuartL, 12/21/2013 12:03:47 PM     (No. 9663186)

Holliday´s lead is buried so deep in this incoherent mess that you´d have trouble piping in daylight.

Shame on what passes for editorial review at AT.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: Quigley, 12/21/2013 3:41:48 PM     (No. 9663517)

The main thesis seems to be to regain States´ rights.

The warrior/thinker/soldier analogy is a little too much for me; but quite possible I have not thought about it enough.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 12/22/2013 5:49:31 AM     (No. 9664030)

#2, agree. The article is gibberish. The solution is not complicated. Shut off the money.

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