"The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" - Albert Camus

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Progressive Friends:

Do not forget to sign the President’s birthday card.  While at it, you will be asked to contribute generously so that "progress" can keep coming.  Michelle appreciates your allegiance, not to mention Barack's universe sized ego.

Here is a slightly different take:

Jim Lindgren, a professor at Northwestern Law School, got it right when he observed, "Asking millions of Americans to sign a birthday card for the President suggests a tone-deafness about the cult of personality. If we lived in a dictatorship, getting millions of subjects to celebrate the Dear Leader's birthday would be routine, but in a free republic this appeal to get millions of citizens to celebrate a current president's birthday strikes a discordant note to my ear."

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