Thursday, December 17, 2009

"Your Man Said So"-- the Ultimate Debate Ender

Growing up on the streets of Brooklyn, New York, we did not play everyday sports with organized teams or umpires. Somebody had a football, somebody brought a rubber ball, maybe a softball with some bats, we chose the teams and we started playing.

Within a short time, a play would occur, and an argument would start. "It was fair!”No, It was foul!” or, "He ran out of bounds." “No, he was in-bounds."

People would yell, they would point, re-create, and deliver arguments that would make Clarence Darrow proud.

Inevitably, someone on the opposing team would pipe up and agree with you. Your team says “fair, ” their team says “foul,” and all of a sudden, someone on their team agrees with you and says, "FAIR!"
That's it! Argument over! It was “fair” “YOUR MAN SAID SO”

“Your Man Said So,” is the ultimate conflict ender. It didn't matter, who on the other teams agreed. Their best player? Their worst player? It made no difference! “Your Man Said So,” was more was more powerful than the 10 Commandments themselves.

So what does this have to do with birth? Tomorrow, I will point out the ultimate “Your Man Said So,” in the healthcare debate.


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