Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Ignorance is strength, therefore....

"Postponing an election in the aftermath of a terrorist attack would demonstrate weakness, not strength, and would be interpreted as a victory for the terrorists," the resolution [stating that election day should never be postponed due to terrorism] says.

Great idea, but just a little quibble with the way people seem to be thinking these days, and how it's expressed in such bills as this: When can we quit worrying about whether we seem weak or strong, and go back to considering what's wrong or right to do? This near-obsession with "strength", and especially the appearance of strength, seems unhealthy to me. Almost like the country were compensating for something, like, say, not being right about various things.

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