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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Friday, June 24, 2005

RE: Should taxes pay for PBS???

Steve responds to Behethland:

"My tax dollars pay for lots of things I don't agree with."
Sure. Why not? We're already getting robbed by our own government at gunpoint. Why not let them have a few dollars more?

I guess if a burglar broke into your house and stole from you night after night, telling you it was for the greater good, you wouldn't complain.

"What's a few dollars in taxes..."
Trouble is, it's not a few dollars. It's actually millions and millions of dollars. All going to pay for something most of us don't want and in very many cases, don't approve of or agree with. That's the collectivist slippery slope. No thanks. I think I'll pass on that.


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