3/03/2006

A Brief History Lesson for Katie Couric

Last Friday morning on the Today Show, Katie interogated (she would probably say interviewed) Tom Monigan regarding the proposed construction of Ave Maria University and an accompanying town on 5000 acres of land he has purchased in Florida. After describing (and frequently mischaracterizing) the plans for a conservative town, Katie pressed in on the point that such a community somehow violated the American spirit.

Couric: "At the same time, you can understand how people would hear some of these things and be like, wow, this is really infringing on civil liberties and freedom of speech and right to privacy and all sorts of basic tenets this country was founded on? Right?"

Um, Katie...here's a small suggestion. Get one of your flunkies to print out an article on the history of Plymouth and the Pilgrims. You'll find that trying to set up a community where you can live according to the dictates of your conscience free from coercion and interference from the government goes back a little further than you apparently realize.

Katie has long been dedicated to promoting her personal agenda. From going on live with a camera scanning her colon to appearing later on Friday's show in pajamas for a sleep segment, she brings her own interests to the air. She has the power to make her view known. Unfortunately that view is hostile to everything conservative, and frequently politically but not historically correct.

The concept that religion is a foreign idea and a recent introduction to American public life is the product of a long process of intentional indoctrination in the school system. References to the faith of our Founding Fathers has been systematically removed from the history texts. Revisionist takes have become the accepted norm--but they're still wrong. Freedom of religion has been morphed into freedom from religious. The rights for which men and women went to prison, fought, and died for are quickly being lost to political correctness and the secularization of America.

And for what it's worth, those rights did not include the "right to privacy" as Katie Couric and those of her ilk define it.

5 Comments:

At 5:20 AM, Blogger Malott said...

I've heard these sentiments expressed before, but never quite so well.

You're bookmarked!

 
At 3:51 PM, Blogger John A said...

OK, the nutcases of Mass Bay Colony are well known. My own state of RI was established as a place for dissidents to escape to - and all were welcome, even to the first Jewish house of worship (not the first Jews, but the first Synagogue).

Less is Pennsylvania, a Quaker refuge (albeit others were seldom turned away).

Or Maryland, a similar refuge for Catholics.

Where is KC from?

 
At 7:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They just should have told the stupid Katie that it was a Catholic commune....then she would would have "got it".

 
At 3:21 PM, Anonymous straightarrow said...

I agree with all you said except the "right to privacy" denial. You need to reread the fourth amendment to the constitution, this time for content.

 
At 3:45 PM, Blogger Robert said...

Straightarrow, if you'll go back and look at what I wrote, I specifically said the right to privacy "as Katie and her ilk define it." To hear the same people who support laws against smoking (which is a detestable habit, but should be legal) argue for the right to kill an unborn baby defies any logical "privacy"
argument. That's what I was trying to say.

 

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