Stand for Something

One of the more important themes of my op-ed commercials is that if you don’t stand for something, then you end up standing on nothing. After celebrating the Fourth of July with my family and friends, I felt a renewed sense of appreciation for what our Founding Fathers created when they stood up against a government that denied their rights and opportunities – and took a stand contrary to the popular opinion of the day.

I know that my blogs and op-ed commercials are unpopular with many people – liberal opinions are not the popular persuasion of the day. But I think that my advocating for people who are on the margins of society strengthens the core of our society. I think that declaring the truth is an important part of solving problems. I am not comparing myself in any way with the Founding Fathers, but I do believe that having the courage to say and do what is right is the key to what created our Country and what has made it great in the past. It is the single most important attribute of a good trial attorney.

I have decided to spend a bit more time responding to your messages on the blog site and I especially want to encourage those who disagree with my comments because I want to learn what you have to say as well. So stand up.

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8 Responses to Stand for Something

  1. Jessica Smith says:

    Your a joke!

  2. Delay Ramz says:

    Technically, it would be, “you’re a joke” if true…..but, it’s not.
    Jessica, your comment is a joke !

    Mr Fieger, Liberal opinions are very popular with many people who simply do not speak up, or are un-educated about our history of progressive acts..
    The media does focus on those loud, obnoxious tea-bagger types, with their misspelled signs, and their quotes like, “the government needs to keep it’s hands off of my medicare !”

    However, the people that appreciate clean air and water, worker safety protections, the 40 hour work week, social security, civil rights, equal rights, food and drug regulations, etc, etc, etc, all have Liberal policies to thank.
    I am glad that you are fighting the good fight, no matter how many ignorant people may spout off crap to you or anyone doing the right things,
    Cheers.

  3. Frank Cusumano says:

    Pontius Pilate asked Jesus “What is the truth?” (John 18:38) when Jesus told him “[i]n fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” (John 18:37).

    Joseph Goebbel stated: ““If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the TRUTH is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the TRUTH is the greatest enemy of the State.”

    So what is the truth? Is there a supreme reality? I think that after careful critical examinations of all alternatives, by an educated and disciplined mind, one arrives at an objective truth that does not leave a lingering aftertaste of dishonesty and inconsistency.

    Here is an example:

    I am curious – how is it that the Commerce Clause is okay for the Constitutionality of the Taft-Hartley Act (Federal Right to Work Statute) and the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (also “LMRDA” of the “Landrum-Griffin Act”) but not the Democrat’s so called social engineering projects such as Obamacare? That is the most insulting and disgusting, the feigned outrage and moral indignation?

    For example the LMRDA requires that:

    1. Unions had to hold secret elections, reviewable by the Department of Labor.
    2. Union members are protected against abuses by a bill of rights that includes guarantees of freedom of speech and periodic secret elections of officers.
    3. Bar members of the Communist Party and convicted felons from holding union office.
    4. Require unions to submit annual financial reports to the DOL.
    5. Declare that every union officer must act as a fiduciary in handling the assets and conducting the affairs of the union.
    6. Limit the power of unions to put subordinate bodies in trusteeship, a temporary suspension of democratic processes within a union.
    7. Provide certain minimum standards before a union may expel or take other disciplinary action against a member of the union.

    I suppose the Commerce Clause is only BAD and morally outrageous when the federal statute suits certain special interests and not others. Why not get rid of the pretext, so-called liberals use the Constitution when it suits them, and so do the so-called conservatives? Please, dispense with the FARSICAL CHARADE of moral outrage and indignation. It is not okay just because the LMRDA interferes with lawfully assembled labor unions. Why isn’t GE subject to these same rules and regulations?

    HERE IS THE TRUTH.

    It is the rawest abuse of power and the money that controls the selective and intellectually inconsistent invocation of the Commerce Clause. “State’s rights” and “individual rights” have nothing to do with it. It is special interest constituencies and if throwing the principles and precepts of “limited government. free markets, and ‘conservatism'” are required to be thrown overboard, then so be it. It matters not that the citizenry may ask why the double standard it being used. The citizenry, in this insular perspective, is a herd of stupid barn yard animals to be tricked, fooled, and lied to to create a narrative, an actual illusion of reality, or truth. Joseph Goebbel summed it up.

    Ron Paul is the only beacon of truth, and that is why he is mocked, and marginalized, as was Pat Buchanan when he described the same phenomenon.

  4. InYourFaceNewYorker says:

    @Jessica, your spelling is a joke.

  5. InYourFaceNewYorker says:

    Wow, Mr. Fieger, I was wondering if you read my posts or if they fell under the TLDR (too long; didn’t read) category. If the latter is the case, then this will likely be a TLDR as well. 🙂

    Here are two things I stand for (especially #2):

    1. The secularization of society. No, this does not mean forcing people to give up their beliefs in God. Would I hope that people would think more critically and realize how absurd the idea of a god sounds? Sure, but you can’t force people to believe or not believe anything. I think critical examination of religion– and ANY supernatural belief– is important. And I think conversations about these things need to be had, that we can’t just walk away in respect. It is clear that faith causes some people who are not inherently “bad” to do horrible things. Ziad Jarrah, for example, one of the 9/11 hijackers worked with kids with disabilities and did other wonderful things. Then he became religious and hijacked United flight 93. And let’s not forget the ways religion affects politics in America.

    2. Stopping to think and question. I know this is easier said than done. I am amazed at how people just don’t think and don’t question their biases. They are uncomfortable with someone’s idiosyncrasy and can’t even articulate why, and that affects how they treat the other person. I’m not perfect, but I question this on a daily basis. For example, I might ask myself, “That woman’s behavior is obnoxious. But would I find it less obnoxious if a man did it?” Or when I hear about a parent or a teacher getting overly concerned about a kid’s weird interests. “Why is he fascinated with death?” or “Why does he like reading about serial killers?” for example. Do these people ever stop to ask THEMSELVES why these things make them uncomfortable? Are they afraid that the kid in question will grow up to be a violent sociopath? And finally, the example we’re all familiar with: That guy is frightening to another guy. Is he more frightened of him because he is of a minority race? Or does his behavior really warrant it? And so forth.

  6. I wouldnt say Mr Fieger is a joke; he just isnt always right. John Engler was a disaster for Michigan. Barack Obama is a disaster fo0r the les Estados Unidos.

  7. serenitynpeace says:

    What I think is this country is full of sheep. We need a revolution because we are losing more and more rights everyday! Look what happened when people had a walk, a protest, the police started beating people, arresting them too. We have lost our right to Protest! This country is becoming a police country. Wake up people. The patriot act has killed many of our freedoms. The government keeps racism alive in one form or another. The government if responsible for genocide! We did what Hitler wanted to do! The only true American is the Native Indians. How many Tribes have died under the “white man’s” hands? Our government tested LSD on our troops, they killed Kennedy, wake up! Why do you think everything is locked up until everyone from back then has died, then when the real answers come out …. then what?

    Tell me Mr. Fieger, how could you say “I felt a renewed sense of appreciation for what our Founding Fathers created when they stood up against a government that denied their rights and opportunities – and took a stand contrary to the popular opinion of the day.”
    Atty. Fieger I agree with some of things you have said here and in other articles, but that statement …. is not true today. I do take a stand, there you are right. Everyone should take a stand … but before you do … make sure it is the truth and the right thing to do.
    This country is going to heck in a hand basket …. we need to take our government back. After what the president has done, I am ashamed to say I voted for him and believed in his lies.
    Our freedom to vote Atty. Fieger, is not a freedom anymore, not really. Your forced to vote for people who you don’t want to vote for. If the name is not on the ballet, then you can’t put in another name. I know, I have tried and found out that if there is something wrong with the ballet you did, it WILL be looked at. No privacy to vote is here also!

  8. John says:

    Geoffrey, I think it would be great fun to see your InMyAmerica ad about Mitt’s bullying go viral. I have it on my Facebook page and I’m sharing it with people all over the country. A lot of people who have been bullied are responding. As a retired Florida attorney who advertised, held public office (as a liberal) and also managed campaigns I say, brilliant! And, as a liberal minister of a New Thought spiritual center in Midtown Detroit committed to the transformation of Detroit, I’m happy to see your creativity and commitment involved in our City.

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