The Argument Against Idiots: Scare Tactics

How to win the argument de jour with logic and facts



 


The issue:

'Scare Tactics'

What the liberal whiners say:

'You must be very frustrated that none of your scare tactics in this campaign have worked?'

'You mean like nationalizing the banks? You don't have THAT to worry about do you, George Bush has already done it!'

'And you don't have to worry about Barack suspending habeas corpus, George Bush already did that, too!'

'Not to mention wiretapping! Bush is wiretapping Americans and trampling all over the Constitution, taking away our freedoms!'

'Barack Obama will bring back our rights and freedoms as Americans!'

Your winning, logical, reasoned arguments

1. Well, we haven't USED scare tactics, all we've done, is to desperately try to point out the actual concerns we have about Barack Obama. For instance, that Obama wants the government involved in everything we do...that's just not the way America works.

2. And we were absolutely opposed to it. We've been consistently anti-socialism. That doesn't mean I'm OK with Barack Obama making the situation far WORSE.

3. OK, President Bush suspended habeas corpus for ENEMY COMBATANTS! As Abraham LINCOLN did during the Civil War, and as we did again for a short time in WWII with what they called, "unlawful combatant saboteurs". It was suspended only for the terrorists at Gitmo Bay in Cuba. Bush did NOT suspend habeas for U.S. citizens. And by the way, the Supreme Court overturned it this summer anyway, so you don't even have that to whine about anymore.

4. Name one conversation you've had, while the government listened in...name ONE freedom you've been denied under George W. Bush. ONE.

5. Really? Well let's see. Obama has already promised a weird, 250,000 person "civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded" as our military...isn't that a TAD creepy...even Third Reich-ish? He has started "truth squads" to find and prosecute people responsible for negative ads he doesn't like...his campaign has black-listed media outlets who asked questions he didn't like...he sent the secret service to investigate a Lufkin, Texas woman who answered an Obama phone survey in a way he didn't appreciate...he has already PROMISED to crush the 1st Amendment rights of talk radio stations and their hosts...and he even said in a 2001 interview that it was tragic that the Earl Warren Supreme Court didn't "break free from the essential constraints set by the Founding Fathers and the Constitution." And all of this...even BEFORE he's been elected. Isn't any of that just a little frightening to you?

Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:

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