Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Friday, November 18, 2005

Less depressing than the last Excite poll I posted

Has your opinion of the U.S. government's 2003 decision to use military force against Iraq changed over the past two years?

Yes - I supported it, but now I don't 12% => 1336 votes

Yes - I didn't support it, but now I do 1% => 145 votes

No - I supported it, and still do 42% => 4607 votes

No - I never supported it 41% => 4492 votes

I'm not sure 1% => 147 votes
Current number of voters: 10727

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

From The Crisis Papers on DU.

Welcome to the world of American jurisprudence in the post-9/11 era, the operating Bush & Co. principle of which seems to be that since "they hate us for our freedoms," we'll just eliminate the freedoms.


Monday, November 07, 2005

Kevin Drum uses stronger than usual language.

If conservatives dislike Dick Durbin's comparison of American practices to those of Hitler and Stalin, they should make clear to Dick Cheney that America doesn't condone the practices of Hitler and Stalin. Because apparently, the vice president of the United States does condone them. Vigorously. It's enough to make any decent human being puke.


Real Freedom and Rubber Turkeys

Which side has the greater claim to innocence? Probably neither. The question of who is most to blame is practically beyond resolution. Perhaps a better hope lies in the world beyond the frog ponds, beyond Us and Them, in the world of real freedom where most human beings carry on with their lives as We, if given the half a chance the average government (and God, don’t they tend to be average!) seems so reluctant to encourage.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Who Is 'We'? by David R. Henderson

Collectivism is the ugliest ideology in the world. It has been directly responsible for well over 100 million deaths in the 20th century. Let's do our part by not participating in it, even – maybe especially – in our language. The only hope we have for a peaceful world is to hold guilty people responsible for their actions and to treat the innocent people in all countries as innocent. Let's quit talking about governments whose horrific actions we detest as "we."



Democratic pressure to re­open the debate was, he charged, "a concerted effort, following the Scooter Libby indictment, to put a noose around the president's neck and say that he lied to the American people.