Rush’s Morning Update: New Lies
June 3, 2010
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You know, folks, the left has done everything humanly possible to diminish the legacy of America’s Founding Fathers. Over the years, they developed a bigoted and false construct of them as a bunch of wealthy, slave-holding, sexist, homophobic, genocidal gang of dead white males –and now the Boston Globe’sgone a step further.
A recent editorial states: “George Washington’s parents no doubt took pride in his childhood honesty, but therein may lie the reason he was among the least intellectual of the Founding Fathers.”
The Globe cites a Canadian study that suggests kids who lie are “actually showing their mental acuity and creativity.” So, parents ought not be concerned if their children lie;their lies might “portend greater intellectual achievements.”
According to the Globe, one intellectual president was Thomas Jefferson, whose “genius sometimes led him down a twisty path around the truth.” Another was the “mentally agile” William Jefferson Clinton. As for George Washington, the Globe says,”perhaps there’s a new explanation” why he confessed to chopping down the cherry tree:”Maybe young George couldn’t up with a good enough cover story.”
So here’s the new liberal narrative: Being honest proves you’re intellectually inferior. George Washington was honest, therefore
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