Saturday, August 20, 2011

critical of everyone

critical thinking... can you do it?

"Critical thinking is a set of reasoning strategies that keep us from believing everything we read or hear. In an age where more and more information is being created and communicated, we need critical thinking tools to keep us from absorbing every statement as truth or fact and, obviously, to help us find the information that we can trust. "
Do you have critical thinking skills?  How can you tell?  Here's one link to get you started on Learning the Art of Critical Thinking

I am critical about a lot... especially America politics.

I would favor a Sarah Palin candidacy if she runs.  Is she a perfect candidate?  No.  Does she deserve any criticism?  Sure.  She was just on Greta's show on Fox promoting long time big government incumbent Orrin Hatch as a TEA party politician.  Huh?  Michelle Malkin points out the hypocrisy in that(Is Michelle Malkin perfect in all her commentary every single time?  No.)

Sarah, unfortunately, also supported John McCain's 2010 reelection campaign in Arizona.  *sigh*  I know she had to.  He selected her to run in 2008 as his VP.  Sadly, McCain was the Republican beltway nominee and is a typical big government RINO. He is really not worthy of Sarah's further support - most recently he tried to disparage TEA party Americans calling them 'hobbits' as he scolded them in the debt ceiling arguments. (psst, John McCain, the hobbits SAVE the day, right?!... sheesh, you made a mistake to keep him in office Arizona...) I do not support the blustering McCain at all. I do support Sarah but am still critical of some of her actions or positions.  Noone is perfect, but politicians need to be held accountable.

So, the 2012 Republican primaries are just getting started... there is over a YEAR for Americans to decide who they want to vote for president, right?  In this day and age of instant technology, a couple months should be sufficient. 

I am critical of Rick Perry's promotion of school programs to teach Islam.  Geez, America  children doesn't need to be proselytized - especially in public schools.  Teach them real history.  Saudi money is already having history rewritten in text books at some colleges.  Now, apparently, in Texas - you can learn the fake history about Islam in school even before college.  Huh?  I don't like it.

I am critical Michelle Bachman hasn't really ever run or governed anything.  She lacks experience.  Obumble's inept experience includes community organizing and towing the far leftist line.  How is that working out for America?  Badly.  (Don't get me started on Newt...)   

I'm critical of all politicians.  Most of them say whatever the group who they happen to be addressing want to hear. It is the rare politician who sticks to his or her ideals. 

I come to conclusions on my own. I try to use critical thinking, yet I am open to change my mind.  I'm critical of my own conclusions.

I think the Libertarian view point is interesting but falls down on many fronts. Libertarian John Stossel's view on most things is spot on and terrific, but he's also wrong on occasion (like on illegal immigrants - or on DDT). Everyone is wrong sometimes.  It is the nature of human beings to make mistakes.

Believability for me includes: does the person has a moral compass?  It is important.  Many on the left are sorely lacking one.  They do whatever feels good 'right now' justifying whatever ill or immoral behavior they are doing.  Example: Bill Clinton.  bad moral compass - lies a lot and cheats on this wife often - thus not believable.  

My parents and being raised Catholic taught me the building blocks of morality.  The left has been pushing immoral beliefs onto the American public for decades.  Morality holds society together.  With no morals, there will be no society.  When I say morals I mean the basic human tenets of behavior found in most religions and belief systems.  Lets take a quick look at the Jewish and Hebrew ten commandments:
1. I am the Lord your G-d who has taken you out of the land of Egypt.
2. You shall have no other gods but me.
3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your G-d in vain.
4. You shall remember the Sabbath and keep it Holy.
5. Honor your mother and father.
6. You shall not murder.
7. You shall not commit adultery.
8. You shall not steal.
9. You shall not bear false witness.
10. You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor. 

Most moral people follow the majority of these beliefs.  Do you?  Which ones? 

If you go to church, but you are an adulterer or commit murder, are you still a moral person?  (no)

If you don't go to church or are agnostic, atheist even - but follow all the others on the list, is this sufficient to say you are a moral person?  (yes)

Is the death penalty immoral?  (no)  ... an "eye for an eye" (justice!) is in the bible

I believe basic morality is something the left is trying to remove completely from America. This means removing America's Christian-Judeo foundation.  Where am I wrong in this conclusion?  Give me your critique.  Note: critical thinking skills is not name calling. 

Most politicians do not have your best interest in mind, just their own pursuit of power and money.  But guess what, they deserve all justified criticism.  They are, after all, entrusted to their positions and are being paid... by you. 


  1. Lisa,

    One more thing on Palin. She solicited the VEEP slot on Juan McShamnesty's RINO train. That effectively kills her for me.

    As for Perry on Islam, the guy executes Mexican criminals on Death Row in spite of the Mexican gov't and Obummer. I really doubt he is pro-sharia, islam, etc. But I want to hear him address this.

    On Newt and Romney both, BARF!

    Good post to promote critical thinking, which this nation needs more of.

  2. thanks Gunny, I hadn't heard about Sarah 'soliciting' for veep. Interesting choice of words to mean entice, plea or request. Are you sure about that? How does the VP selection really work these days? Does the potus candidate pick or do a bunch of governors all call up the potus candidate saying pick-me! pick-me! To me that doesn't pass the smell test gunny, but I'll check it out.

    Like I've mentioned, it is good to be critical and I don't agree with Sarah 100% on everything but she sure as hell would make a better potus than the current occupant.

    I haven't anything which would persuade me to not support her.

    I'm not sure about Perry though, he still needs vetting.

    America needs small government promoters not big, Perry seems to be in the big camp...