Saturday, January 23, 2010

Liberation Theology

Is there a way to blame Israel for this?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Whited Sepulchre

Although I wish to see some kind of socialized medicine in this country, I confess a wicked glee in watching the Mammon-idol of Ted Kennedy's corpse crash into the altar of health care reform in the whited sepulchre of the NPR liberals. It's salutary in a way. The triumphalism that buoyed Bush after 9/11, and helped produce the crimes and omissions of his presidency, wasn't significantly deflated until well into 2004. Chokely could course-correct the much better Obama administration and its movement after just one year.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Dead or Invisible?

Men desire to have some share in the management of public affairs chiefly on account of the importance which it gives them. Upon the power which the greater part of the leading men, the natural aristocracy of every country, have of preserving or defending their respective importance, depends the stability and duration of every system of free government. In the attacks which those leading men are continuously making upon the importance of one another, and in the defence of their own, consists the whole play of domestic faction and ambition. The leading men of America, like those of all other countries, desire to preserve their own importance.

Adam Smith, describing in Wealth of Nations the practical underpinning of the American Revolution, and adumbrating today's Democratic fecklessness.

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