Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Shut Up

Political Junkie Mom is calling out yahoo "news" for its faux-elite criticism of "vocally disruptive" Republicans, you know, Republicans who don't shut up, even though the Dems wish they would. That reminded me of Andrew Klavan's piece on the eternal directive of liberals to conservatives, namely, "Shut Up" I've posted this before, but I think it's one of those videos that should be revisited from time to time, especially after one has recently been told by a Progressive to shut up. (I think that describes just about every American Conservative this week.)

And then there's this suggestion to not shut up on your Census form, from Power Line, via Mad Minerva:
Mark Krikorian observes: "Fully one-quarter of the space on this year's form is taken up with questions of race and ethnicity, which are clearly illegitimate and none of the government's business. . . .  Krikorian has set up a Facebook page inviting Americans to follow his example:
In 2010, the new CENSUS will be taken.
Last time, instead of listing my race, I listed me as "HUMAN."
This next year, I will be listing myself as "AMERICAN"... please Join ME!!
If you believe, as do I, that when America QUITS asking people what their COLOR, RACE, Ethnicity is, then we will all become a stronger Group: Americans.
Krikorian therefore suggests:
[W]e should answer Question 9 by checking the last option -- "Some other race" -- and writing in "American." It's a truthful answer but at the same time is a way for ordinary citizens to express their rejection of unconstitutional racial classification schemes. In fact, "American" was the plurality ancestry selection for respondents to the 2000 census in four states and several hundred counties.
So remember: Question 9 -- "Some other race" -- "American." Pass it on.
I don't know about you, but identifying myself as an American just makes me feel good

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