Tuesday, November 15, 2005

It's all about us...

Count on my friend Mark to feed me good articles and make cogent comments about the issues they raise. As he pointed out to me yesterday,

"We can't have a discussion of values bounded by the kind of rules that define Texan Congressional districts. There's more to the moral fiber of America than a black and white call over abortion and gay marriage. Whether the president has skated over the high crimes and misdemeanor line far enough to be actionable will ultimately become a political game, that will make the Tom Delay show seem quaint, but the patriotism of each voter demands a hard look at what is being done in our name. Poverty, pollution, individual rights, unbridled debt, and the big daddy of immorality, state sponsored torture. We'd bomb the crap out of a banana republic who did such [thing to] any of our citizens."

The article he referenced is a piece in Slate, about American "torture policies." We both particularly like John McCain's comment: "It's not about who they are, it's about who we are."


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