Hypocrisy is defined as:
- The practice of professing standards, beliefs, etc., contrary to one’s real character or actual behaviour.
- A feigning to be what one is not or to believe what one does not.
- An expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction.
Synonyms: deceit, insincerity
What does Edmond Burke think:
“Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises; for never intending to go beyond promises; it costs nothing.”
How about Billy Connolly’s thoughts:
“Hypocrisy is the vaseline of political intercourse.”
Can you give some examples?
While many of us conservatives are not the least bit surprised that Democrat leaders don’t understand the hopes, fears, desires, expectations we have for our country, I have been more than a little surprised at the blindness of so many Republicrats to the same issues. As a registered Republican (though not for long – can you say independent) I was rather discouraged when our presidential nominee was ordained long before the primary in my state. Even more perplexing was the fact that Democrat voters and pundits had more say in that selection than millions of registered Republicans. The turnout in the 2008 election is a testament to the disgust many of us felt, though I swallowed and voted for Palin/McCain.
In a show of inordinate CLASS President Barack Hussein Obama mocked those of us who opposed his health care bill:
“You have to love some of the pundits in Washington. Every day since I signed reform into law, there’s another poll or headline that says ‘Nation still divided on health reform. No great surge in public support.’ Well, yeah. It’s only been a week!”
So what happened the first week when United States corporations were required by Securities and Exchange Commission Rules to restate earnings based on the new “pro-business” Democrat Care program.
A had this book a while and thought that it would be a good one to follow The Law by Frederic Bastiat reviewed last week. Although published fifteen years ago The Death of Common Sense provides a direct insight into the substitution of common sense for bureaucracy in America. Common sense and responsibility is replaced with tens of thousands of pages of rules that promote inaction rather than progress. Having worked for many years in government I can attest to the ability of civil servants to skillfully avoid decisions contrary to the letter of the regulation even though they make complete sense.
I have an internal dispute raging inside myself. OK, there is not actually any rage, but two of my core beliefs are often at odds. I am a conservative and an environmentalist. Most people that I encounter assume that since I work for an environmental agency I must be a liberal…wrong. I really do not think that these beliefs are at odds for the most part.