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     -- Joseph Story
     Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States
     Book III, § 1857.

Friday, December 05, 2003

Compare the following, both from Andrew Sullivan on the same day. First this:

"ME TOO, PAL": The Bush administration's fiscal profligacy is beginning to prompt real divisions in Republican ranks. It should.
-- then this:
QUOTE OF THE DAY: "No one should find the need to take his marbles and go home just because of one issue (gay marriage). As one who has fought the dragons of leftist public policies for several years, I can attest to the old adage that 'there is strength in numbers.' The political left in our nation succeeds because they remain united around a core conviction - big government, while conservatives and libertarians splinter in the pursuit of ideological purity on every issue. This is insanity. Anyone who would question the dedication to conservative principles of David Horowitz and George Will, for example, because they offer a different perspective on the issue of gays, is out of his friggin' mind. And, I can't put it more eloquently than that. Please, please, please at this moment of national crisis on so many issues, let's not fracture our conservative/libertarian family over one issue." - Ward Connerly, president, American Civil Rights Institute, tireless campaigner against affirmative action.

Notice anything wrong?

-- posted by Clayton 12/05/2003 08:45:00 PM

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