Surly Curmudgeon

   The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort.
-- Robert A. Heinlein
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    Tuesday, January 13, 2004


    Just Say No to Hitler

    No, this isn't one of those "I hate this politician, therefore I'll compare him to Hitler" posts. This is from Cathy Young, in her eminently reasonable style, as she expresses her exasperation with such practices. It is an exasperation which I share. The "race to Hitler" is becoming far too overused in American political discourse, and increasingly appears to be the rhetoric of choice for those with nothing to say on their own behalf and those who cannot intelligently argue against their opponent's policies. So I join Ms. Young in saying give it a rest. Please.

    Posted by Tom, 1/13/2004 7:51:00 PM (Permalink). 0 Comments. Leave a comment...