Partisan: a firm adherent to a party, faction, cause, or person; especially : one exhibiting blind, prejudiced, and unreasoning allegiance
~Merriam-Webster Dictionary (emphasis in bold is mine)
Facts are stubborn things. That’s why when facts become a problem, Democrats simply redefine the language and voila! No more problem. Not for them at least, but as is always the case, dishonesty has a way of harming the innocent.
We are a country that’s become destructively divided thanks to liberalism, yet just about the only time you’ll hear the word “partisan” uttered from the lips of a Democrat is when another Democrat is in trouble, and then you’ll hear it a lot. It came up many times in yesterday’s hearing when FBI Director James Comey testified about his decision not to recommend filing charges against Hillary Clinton despite clear evidence that she broke that law and placed our national security at risk, and did so intentionally. After watching this and other hearings where Democrat misbehavior is the subject, anyone unfamiliar with our language might have concluded that “partisanship” is what happens when Republicans hold a Democrat accountable to the law and/or to the public. So in order to help anyone who’s confused about what partisanship really is, let’s review what happened and have a little quiz.
A U.S. Secretary of State intentionally ignored the established rules and guidelines with respect to communication procedures, and as a result placed potentially sensitive government (i.e. belonging to The People) information at risk. This official then proceeded to have her lawyers (who have no security clearances) go through her emails and decide which ones to keep and which to destroy, and we learned that many of those destroyed concerned the government’s business (so much for Freedom of Information, eh?). The official is investigated by the FBI, after which the FBI Director holds a press conference where he confirms that all of this wrong-doing took place but then concludes that no charges should be filed. Oh yes, and that official is running for election to be this country’s next president. Now let’s consider the different reactions to these events. We have one group that’s rightfully disturbed and insists on holding public hearings to investigate, ask questions and – yes – condemn the misdeeds of this official. We have another group that defends the official in spite of her misdeeds and instead attacks the other group. Here’s your quiz:
Which one is “…exhibiting blind, prejudiced, and unreasoning allegiance?”
This blind allegiance is a pattern with Democrats that we see again and again, hence the reason we so often hear the phrase “circle the wagons” used to describe the actions of Democrats whenever a fellow Democrat comes under fire. That doesn’t mean Republicans never engage in partisanship, but how are people supposed to know when real partisanship occurs after they’ve been brainwashed to believe that seeking the truth and holding people to account for misbehavior is what is meant by “partisan?” And to make matters worse, the news agencies are all too eager to go along with this dangerous ruse. Like too many others they have no appreciation for the harmful game they’re playing along with.
Why should it matter so much when a word here or there gets abused? Language, to a society, is like the unseen nuts and bolts that hold a space shuttle together. Those nuts and bolts are underappreciated until enough of them fail to cause a disaster. Likewise, language is a critical tool for preserving our liberty, and when we allow it to be destroyed one word at a time just for the benefit of one group’s self-serving pursuits we lose some of that precious liberty.
Those who won’t stand up for liberty deserve to lose it. Don’t acquiesce to the Left’s corruption of our language.