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Archive for November, 2008

Putting aside faction

Once again, John C. Wright finds the perfect blend of religion, philosophy, history, and politics:

The Founding Fathers hated faction and the spirit of faction, and this republic cannot stand if we cannot pack away the language and passions of faction, once the election is over, in the same way we pack [...]

What was missing from today’s election?

There were a few things I noticed lacking in my polling place experience this morning:

men with guns threats to withhold food from my family if I didn’t vote, or voted for the “incorrect” candidate. jackboots Republican goons Democrat thugs Green hooligans electioneering, or for that matter, electioneering

What was present at my polling place:

civic spirit (including laughter and energetic enthusiasm from the election volunteers) a toddler [...]