The Statist Dictionary

'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less.'- Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass. Humpty was a Statist, calling on all the King's horses and all the King's men -- taxpayer-funded, of course -- to repair his fecklessness. It's difficult to discuss policy, or even listen to Statists (or Progressives or Democrats -- your choice of terms) like Humpty with any understanding, because their words and phrases don't mean what we in the real world understand them to mean -- only what they choose them to mean.  Therefore, with election season upon us (as if it ever left), here's a little help.  Readers should feel free to add additional terms this short review has missed. Civility in Discourse.  No one may speak harshly of a Statist.  Statists may, however, call their critics terrorists, racists, homophobes, sexists, Islamophobes, hostage-takers, or "son of a bitches" who must be...(Read Full Article)