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Re: “THE USUAL SUSPECTS ‌ The Most Civil of Wars

"Well, the Revolution was England trying to establish sovereignty over, more or less, native American colonists and the French were an interested third party because they wished rival England harm." You must have studied American history from a different textbook than I did. It was England's sovereignty that established the British colonies in the first place. The colonies were trying to wrest sovereignty from England. You are correct in that the French were as interested in harming Britain as they were in encouraging a fledgling trading partner, but they did stand to benefit from North American colonies freed from the oppressive taxation of the crown, because any commerce conducted with the North American colonies would have to include those taxes, passed along to the consumer. What I would like to know is how do we convince a Middle Eastern power (analogous to France) to join us in helping those democracy-seeking Iraqis (analogous to the Patriots) defeat the insurgents (analogous to loyalists and feuding upcountry hicks)? A big part of the problem, as I'm certain Michael Graham would agree, is a Big Fat Usual Suspect: Islam. Most Muslims believe (correctly) that the Quran demands government by sharia law, i.e. law according to the Quran, and not according to secular statutes, as a democracy demands. This is in my opinion the root problem of establishing democracy in Arab lands.

Posted by LibertyDefender on March 6, 2007 at 11:59 PM

Re: “THE USUAL SUSPECTS ‌ Warm? Cold?

I have yet to hear anyone even attempt to explain why global warming is a "problem" that we must "solve" or "prevent." As Michael Crichton cites in his book "State of Fear," in a recent year of El Nino-inspired storms and heat waves, several economists studied the net costs and concluded that the benefits of El Nino that year exceeded the costs by billions of dollars, and those economic benefits were on the order of two to three times the economic costs. Why? Because the higher surface temperatures in North America permitted longer growing seasons and dramatically improved agricultural production, while also permitting lower heating oil and gas use in northern states. A warmer globe isn't necessarily a problem. Furthermore, the subject of "climate change" can't possibly be any more of a problem than say, waves are a problem for ships, or wind is a problem for airplanes. Waves and wind are highly unpredictable, so we have for over 400 years designed and built ships that can cross the Pacific Ocean despite the unpredictable wind and waves. Why are ninnies like Algore panicking?

Posted by LibertyDefender on March 6, 2007 at 11:41 PM

Re: “USUAL SUSPECTS ‌ Sharpton's Shame

"I think its horrible how African Americans were given away as if they were nothing. Separating them from their families. This world is horrible." You can't possibly believe what you wrote, can you? Slavery ended over 150 years ago. Since that time we have indoor plumbing, electricity, automobiles, oil and gas heat, automobiles, takeout Chinese food, cell phones, television, and satellite radio. And get this: black people are just as entitled as white people to use every one of those great modern inventions! This is a wonderful world, welcome to the 21st Century. Please leave your anachronistic race-obsessed bitterness back in the mid 19th Century where it deserves to rest in peace. If you don't believe me, read some of the brilliant black economist Walter E. Williams' musings on the subject.

Posted by LibertyDefender on March 6, 2007 at 11:29 PM
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