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Allow me to issue a PING)))))) ... these Freepers will enjoy the article.
posted on 05/01/2004 8:45:20 PM PDT
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Thanks for the ping!
"Allow me to issue a PING)))))) ... these Freepers will enjoy the article."
Thanks for the ping. That was really good. Perfect.
I know that was a parody, but this election is shaping up to be more like the election of 1860 than many know.
posted on 05/02/2004 3:06:43 AM PDT
I would respond to this silly business in depth, except that it would be too easy to get bogged down in a very long-winded historic argument. Suffice it to say, that the approach attributed to Kerry here, is more in line with traditional Conservative values, than the line attributed to his foes. In point of fact, however, nothing in Kerry's career suggests that he would in fact have been historically Conservative.
The issue in 1860 was certainly not slavey, as such; but the rights of slaveholders in the territories, where the population did not want slaves brought in. That is very different from that suggested by the bulk of the article.
It also grossly misrepresents the religious issues, etc..
I consider this sort of humor an effront to the spirit of mutual toleration between American settlers with different value systems, which made our Federal Union possible. This is just the sort of sectional antagonism against which George Washington warned in 1796. The intervening history does not make it one whit more palatable to me.
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posted on 05/03/2004 11:34:24 AM PDT
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