I love it when the Republicans say "The American people told us that they want..." even though the polls directly contradict their claims. It's funny because it's a largely conservative christian group, and growing up defensively Christian, there is a similar Christian fallback argument when you're totally out of your depth. That argument is "God says" or "God told me" or "I have a personal relationship with the Almighty and he says that we should..."
Same basic idea. Invoke Invisible Voice of the Important Other. Strangely enough, that Important Other totally backs you up.
- Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.