Friday, March 25, 2005

Judge Murphy's Wisdom

by Kyle Michaelis
We live in a time when public discourse has descended to a level where those who dominate the discussion do so, not by the strength of their ideas, but rather by how loudly they shout and by their willingness to degrade and debase those that oppose them. The 'marketplace of ideas' is cluttered with those who call critical analysis elitist and confuse invective with insight and diatribe with debate.

On the national level, this can be seen in the labeling of opponents of the present administration as naive, unpatriotic and un-American. On the local level, it can be seen in disputes in which the cacophony of personal attacks drowns out any reasoned discussion of what is good for all in the community....

Our existence as a free people has always depended on the protection of all the First Amendment rights - freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, freedom to petition the government. It is for all of us to safeguard these rights and to honor the First Amendment through principled debate and enlightened discussion. As Americans, we should demand no less from government and no less from ourselves.

The Honorable John Murphy
District Court Judge
North Platte, NE
March 17, 2005

Who says there's no hope for our brothers and sisters in the Third Congressional District? Makes ya' pretty damn proud to be a Nebraskan, not to mention an American - doesn't it?


Blogger ptg said...

Kyle Michaelis? Aren't you a flaming liberal Democrat posing as author of an unbiased blog? Example: your recent post on the Nebraska Democratic Party Blog:
"Sunday, March 13, 2005
What Lieberman Can Learn From Ben Nelson
From the diaries of Kyle Michaelis:
Check out the below from one of DailyKos' most trusted contributors. It speaks well to Ben Nelson's crucial role in the Democratic Party. Sometimes, you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone. Let's hope, fellow Democrats, that's not our case come Jan '07."

And Skylewalker's Domain? Daily Kos has trusted sources? You are just another moonbat, hiding as a middle-of-the-roader in a really red state.

Blogger Kyle Michaelis said...


You obviously didn't read Judge Murphy's remarks, or I suspect you'd be ashamed at your reliance on invective in lieu of discussion. How sad.

Anyway, are you claiming that my defense of Senator Ben Nelson makes me a "flaming liberal." Or, am I a "flaming liberal" for having read Daily Kos or posting on a Democratic Party blog? Then, by this logic, you are a flaming liberal for having read and posted on this site.

How sad to see that McCarthyite impulse alive and well in the 21st Century. Have we learned nothing as a people? Oh, but go ahead and call me a "flaming liberal" - whatever best marginalizes other's opinions and prevents you from having to think.

Enjoy your childish reliance on this "red state" nonsense. Just know that change will come, the people will rise, and you will be left behind.


Post a Comment

<< Home