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Sunday, December 10, 2006

Educating Katie

I am going to take the benign approach and assume that Kate Knuth is the proverbial blank slate with intelligence. If that is so, there's an outside chance she can be converted into a conservative.

First I recommend that Kate take a rigorous course in accounting, preferably one run by a college business department. Once a liberal realizes just how hard it is for a business to make a profit, and how taxes add to the cost of doing business, it will be harder to simply beat up on business.

Secondly, Kate should learn all she can about Milton Friedman, the economist famous for supporting free enterprise and for offering alternatives to inefficient government economic policies.

Above all, learn Friedman's Four Ways To Spend Money. Then ask yourself why the fourth way -- the most inefficient - is chosen for welfare, education and programs like social security.

Thirdly, listen to the old Beatles song "Taxman." Listen at least twice.

Doing these three things will almost certainly turn an intelligent person into a conservative, or at least have them contemplate that, after all, conservatives may be right.

The upside for constituents is that communicating with Kate will be so much easier. That is, if she's open to it.



Blogger Right Hook said...

I don't think there's a whole lot of chance that Ms. Knuth will see the light and become a conservative any time soon, if ever. Such a conversion can happen, as in the case of David Horowitz, but I don't hold out a lot of hope for Ms. Knuth.

Conservatism is based on ideas and principles rather than feelings and good intentions. It takes time, effort, thought, and intellectual honesty to realize that it is a far superior ideology to liberalism. Having been raised in a liberal household and spending as much time has she has in the la-la-land of academia it would probably take Ms. Knuth a lot longer than her two year term to figure it out, assuming she is intellectually capable and honest enough to do so.

A lot of education doesn't necessarily make one intelligent. Knuth's performance during the candidate forums didn't reveal anything special. She also buys into the nonsense of man-made global warming, indicating a lack of critical thinking skills. The liberalism of today is such an intellectually vacuous philosophy that anyone who honestly still buys into it at the age of 25 can't be all that smart. She's definitely not stupid, but does not seem to be the uber-genius some seem to think she is.

A more realistic good outcome would be that Knuth ends up a one-term wonder and goes back to academia where her goofy liberal ideas won't damage public policy.

12/11/2006 11:00 PM  
Anonymous Jack said...

Umm. Global warming is happening. Have you at all paid to attention to our so-called winter? The last couple winters?

Ahhh. der.

1/08/2007 10:25 PM  
Blogger Right Hook said...

Global warming and subsequent cooling happens. How is it that ice ages have come and gone many times before man made sources of global warming ever occurred?

Winters like this have occurred many times in the past as we go in and out of heating and cooling cycles. The ice caps on Mars are also melting--are humans also responsible for that?

Don't buy into the nonsense that liberals like Algore want to parlay into social planning legislation. People like Kate Knuth have a vested interest in propogating the "man made global warming" theory (i.e maintaining her livelyhood at her cushy position at Hamline).

Do a little research and think for yourself! A good place to start is an account based on legitimate science such as at this. Much more credible than the frenetic Chicken Little fear mongering by the former Vice Perpetrator.

1/08/2007 11:16 PM  

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