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Idle thoughts of a relatively libertarian Republican in Cambridge, MA, and whomever he invites. Mostly political.

"A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures."
  -- Daniel Webster

Monday, November 30, 2009 :::

The first story I read on the Swiss banning new minarets on mosques noted in the first or second paragraph that it could hurt their relations with Muslim countries. I thought the Swiss referendum seemed like an overreaction, but I think any Muslim country that objects to the referendum that suppresses Christianity — and I'm pretty sure most of the big ones do — can put a sock in it. Mark Krikorian had a similar response to a man-in-the-street reaction from Turkey.

On a similar note, I've just noticed that I never blogged on this story about a month ago, in which White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said:
You hear in this debate, you hear analogies, you hear references to, you see pictures about and depictions of individuals that are truly stunning, and you hear it all the time. People -- imagine five years ago somebody comparing health care reform to 9/11. Imagine just a few years ago had somebody walked around with images of Hitler.

Hopefully we can get back to a discussion about the issues that are important in this country that we can do so without being personally disagreeable and set up comparisons to things that were so insidious in our history that anybody in any profession or walk of life would be well advised to compare nothing to those atrocities.
Yes, just imagine someone a few years ago comparing the President to Hitler.

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