Sunday, January 08, 2006

You can't have it both ways

Let’s look at it this way:

  • I think that Clinton knowingly gave false testimony before a Grand Jury, and interfered with the conduct an official investigation.
  • It was just about sex in the Oval Office.

  • Pres. Bush knowingly and premeditatively either falsified or deliberately misrepresented intelligence date in order to mislead Congress and the American people into supporting a war conducted in support of some secret Illuminati or Oil Baron agenda.
  • Pres. Bush took the actions he felt were warranted and justified based on an honest evaluation of intelligence data from a variety of sources, vetted through numerous levels of review, in order to do what the National Command Authority felt was genuinely in the best interests of the United States and to protect its national interests and sovereignty.

  • I think you get to heaven by blowing yourself and a busload of women and children into little, tiny pieces.
  • I think you get to heaven by putting your faith in the redeeming power of a Savior’s sacrifice on your behalf, and committing your life to helping and ministering to those in need.

  • The best way to ensure the survival of your country is to present a strong, united front, with a robust and powerful military. Support your allies and make it untenable for your enemies to attack you or your national interests.
  • The best way to ensure the survival of your country is to unilaterally disarm and show both your friends and your enemies that you mean them no harm. Open your borders and close your jails. Peace, love, and joy.

In all of the above examples, they can both be wrong, but they can’t both be right. You cannot have two diametrically opposed and fundamentally incompatible positions, and at the same time hold the view that believing one might be right or wrong is somehow intolerant, close-minded, yada yada yada.

It can be one or the other, or neither. But not both.