Intellectual Consistency and Insults

By now, you have probably heard the news that Governor Hogan has sent a letter opposing the confirmation of Woody Spong to the Washington County BoCC.

This post isn’t about Spong. As usual, I don’t really care about such things. What I do care about is something rare in political circles: Logic.

You see, it bothers me when people are inconsistent with their positions. A recent example: The same people who claim the “police” have declared “open season” on black men and are murdering them in the street are celebrating the death of LaVoy Finicum, killed by police. Do you see the logical problem here?

I don’t care if you believe Eric Garner was guilty or innocent. I don’t care if you believe LaVoy Finicum was guilty or innocent. The action was the same, agents of the Government killed two people. If you oppose police using lethal force, then oppose it in all instances. The political affiliation of the dead should not matter.

Now, let’s talk about Washington County.

Governor Hogan has just come out in opposition to the appointment of Spong. Just like the other author of A Miner Detail has come out against the appointment, you can read about that logic here and here.

Again, I do not care what you think about the personal integrity of Ryan Miner. I don’t care about your emotion-based decision making process. I care about one thing: Logic.

If you believe that Ryan Miner unfairly targeted Woody Spong and “attacked” him for highlighting his indiscretions, then you should also feel the same way about Governor Hogan.

Please, call Governor Hogan all the names you like to call Ryan. Ban anyone from posting a status from Change Maryland or the Governor’s official Facebook account within your Facebook groups. Foam at the mouth at the slightest mention of his name. Start calling him “he who shall not be named.”

After all, we’re Republicans. We are supposed to be the logically consistent ones. It’s the Democrats that have all the double standards and fallacies.

Or is it…

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Ryan Miner is Editor in Chief, Founder and Publisher of AMinerDetail.com. Miner is the sole reporter and columnist at AMinerDetail.com, covering Maryland news, politics, business, education, national, state and local government. Miner is the host of A Miner Detail Podcast.

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