The United Way allows people to feel good about themselves. But let’s not confuse charity with justice. If you fight to lower your income tax rate, lower your tax rate on capital gains, lower the inheritance tax, hand tax dollars to private companies, decrease government regulation, stop consumer protection lawsuits, prevent people from unionizing, increase criminal penalties, segregate communities, limit voting, limit marriage rights, etc…then give $1000 to United Way?
Your $1000 in charity is no substitute for the real justice you oppose.
- Johnson County Supervisor Rod sullivan
Some people do use charities to feel better about themselves, that's not being denied here, but this is Rod's way of saying you're being a hypcrite, without using the word. He thinks people can't justfiably call him on it because he didn't actually use the word. And how about that broad party-line brush Sullivan is painting with huh?
That's the mentality of a liberal. Throw out some irresponsible stereotyping and labels, make unsubstantiated claims such as, 'limit voting' and that successfully paints you as a hypocrite in a liberal mind.
Problem is, Sullivan's words are flawed.
According to Sullivan,it's wrong of you to fight for lower taxes and more responsible government. Shame on you for doing that and thinking a donation to the United Way absolves that *sin*! My gosh, don't you know? You're not supposed to demand government be fiscally responsible when liberals are in charge!
Heck, you're not donating to the United Way out of the goodness of your heart or believe in the cause, you're only doing it because you think it will erase some kind of wrong you supposedly committed right? Why, you evil union-thwarting thug you!
Perhaps Sullivan assumes (wrongfully) you're donating with some kind of ulterior motive because that's how he operates?
How DARE you fight to keep more of your hard-earned money! That's another *sin* in Sullivan's eyes. After all, charitable giving shouldn't be up to you, it should be in the hands of government. In the mental cave of a Sullivan liberal, all government crafted by a liberal is good, there's no fraud, waste, abuse, there are no unintended consequences and government doesn't take too much of our money. Under the guise of 'for the greater good,' creating and achieving should be punished with higher taxation.
How DARE you ask for tougher criminal penalties! Meanwhile, people like sex offender and parolee Phillip Garrido kidnapped and raped an 11-year-old girl. Shame on you for wanting the Phillip Garridos of the world to have served a lot more time in jail, preventing a kidnapping and rape!
And just who is limiting voting anyway? Sullivan made the claim, but completely failed to back it up. Who is segregating communities? Conveniently, Sullivan didn't say. In fact, Sullivan made a number of pretty serious charges without providing an ounce of substance to back them up. Where's the honor in that? How is that the stuff of a leader? How is making a bunch of half-truth, omission ridden, misinforming charges a responsible thing to do? It's undeniable that what Sullivan did was to imply that if you're of the conservative stripe on any given issue he listed, then your stance isn't justifiable, it's a stance in hypocrisy or a sin against *the people*.
Does Sullivan think he's some kind of god? If you fight for something you believe in but Sullivan disagrees with it - then somehow you sinned? That's nothing short of a twisted mentality and it's right here in Johnson County, sitting in a Supervisor's chair.