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Having read Gene Altshuler’s “Never argue with a bigot or an ideologue,” I feel I should not argue with him. He spends three paragraphs deciding that his intellectual enemies have rolled over to their own personal emotional bullying, while his insights are magical.
Where does he go from there? He accepts the mantle of critical thinker and then says, “Most important to critical thinking is that the information that fuels the thought process is verifiable. And either as free from bias as possible or with its biases clearly identifiable.” Gene then throws in: “This (sic) one of the issues the Common Core standard attempts to address.” Did you want to finish that thought? Really? How many schools would be using Common Core if there were no federal dollars forcing the schools to participate?
Then Gene goes into: “What is fact?” Let’s see, is Global Warming fact? Is Global Cooling fact? Is the IRS out of control fact? Were veterans dying waiting for service over the last six years at the VA Hospitals fact? Gene, do you still believe that Benghazi was caused by a bad video? Is the president guilty of bullying?
Obviously your opinions of Greg Guma come from his world view and that of Bernie Sanders as you make many observations that you declare to be true without any footnotes. Obviously you have statist/liberal/socialist/leftist views and don’t appear to like the idea of individual liberty/freedom.
What I have found to be true are those people who call others ideologues or bigots generally are just trying to set the rules of the debate and sometimes they run into someone who won’t play by their slanted rules.
Lastly, if you want to take on the Tea Party, you might start by reading the Constitution.
El Dorado Hills