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November 04, 2012

David Mamet's Endorsement

David Mamet, Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony- and Oscar-nominated playwright, essayist, screenwriter and film director, addresses a note to stiff-necked people to "those Jews planning to vote for Obama."

Are you prepared to explain to your children not the principles upon which your vote is cast, but its probable effects upon them?

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Will you tell your children that a liberal government will increasingly marginalize, dismiss and weaken the support for and the safety of the Jewish state?

Will you tell them that, in a state-run economy, hard work may still be applauded, but that it will no longer be rewarded?

Will you explain that whatever their personal beliefs, tax-funded institutions will require them to imbibe and repeat the slogans of the left, and that, should they differ, they cannot have a career in education, medicine or television unless they keep their mouths shut?

Will you explain to them that it is impossible to make a budget, and that the basic arithmetic we all use at the kitchen table is not practiced at the federal and state level, and to suggest that it should be is “selfishness?”

Most importantly, will you teach them never to question the pronouncements of those in power, for to do so is to risk ostracism?

Are you prepared to sit your children down and talk them through your vote on the future you are choosing for them?

Hat tip Instapundit and Sarah Hoyt.

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