Archive for May, 2009

Directive 000-005: Middle Class Tax Rates

Posted in Uncategorized on 2009May6 by The Director

The numbers show that His Excellency, President Obama, will be required to implement a tax increase for the middle class. Many of you have been speculating about this in private forums. This a reminder that you must NOT discuss this publicly, and above all, you must not report on it. The tax increases are likely to come about after 2010 midterm elections. You should take your tone from the President, and express shock and surprise that the deficits had gotten so big. The President will express extreme reluctance to raise taxes on the middle class. You are to take him at his word.

Mission Statement

Posted in Uncategorized on 2009May1 by The Director

The Directorate hereby releases an updated version of its mission statement:

The Directorate is the coordinating body for the communications arm of The Organization. It is intended as a resource for “journalists” and other media personnel to assist them in crafting their writing to better further The Narrative. Compliance with directives is voluntary. For now.

Directive 000-004: Constitutional Issues

Posted in Uncategorized on 2009May1 by The Director

With the announced retirement of Justice David Souter, we expect that constitutional issues will be on your radar in the upcoming weeks. A few points to keep in mind.

1. It should be assumed that the constitution is a “living document”. That is, the requirements of constitutional government can be adapted to changing ideological needs by its creative reinterpretation by politically correct Supreme Court Justices. In most cases this need not be stated explicitly, but should should act as a fundamental concept through which the perspective of your writing should be formed.

2. The emphasis given to the importance of stare decis will depend on the specific case under discussion. For example, when discussing Roe v. Wade, stare decis will be the most important factor in the discussion. By contrast, in discussing D.C. v. Heller, stare decis should play almost no part. The Directorate‘s Task Force on Rhetorical Efficacy has determined that this strategy is most effective if cases in which stare decis should be downplayed are mentioned as little as possible.

Directive 000-003: Terminology Update

Posted in Uncategorized on 2009May1 by The Director

Please note: when referring to The President, it is not necessary to use the term “His Excellency” at this time. However, we do recommend that you familiarize yourself with the proper use of the term.