Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Character Counts Week Gets Off to Bad Start

President Bush declared this week as National Character Counts Week.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 19 through October 25, 2008, as National Character Counts Week. I call upon public officials, educators, librarians, parents, students, and all Americans to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs.

North Carolina Congressman Robin Hayes started it off by declaring "there’s a real America, and liberals hate real Americans that work, and accomplish, and achieve, and believe in God."

One could suggest "hate speech builds character," but Robin didn't stick to his guns. He denied saying those words. Rep. Hayes is unaware of modern technology that enables the electronic recording of speech. Audio clearly shows Robin, or the ancient spirit he channeled, saying those very words.

This public official incited hate, then lied about it. How does that kind of character count in real America?

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