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Why I’m hesitant…

This exchange from the movie “Witness” captures one of the reasons why I am always hesitant to support, no matter how clear cut it may seem to be, instigating violence or war:

Eli Lapp: This gun of the hand is for the taking of human life. We believe it is wrong to take a life. […]

“States Rights” my ass…

South Carolina:

… A geographical line has been drawn across the Union, and all the States north of that line have united in the election of a man to the high office of President of the United States, whose opinions and purposes are hostile to slavery … We, therefore, the People of South Carolina, by […]

Meanwhile back in Iraq…

With oil rigs blowing up, Times Square car bombers, and SCOTUS nominees it’s easy to forget the biggest place we “stepped in it”, Iraq. However just today 99 Iraqis were killed and thousands injured in a stream of coordinated attacks around the country.

When we talk about stupid kid trying to blow up an SUV […]