Another slavery botch

The slavery question is still being botched. Here is what the New York Times’s Bob Herbert had to say:


“I don’t think our current way of waging war, which is pretty easy-breezy for most citizens, is what the architects of America had in mind. Here’s George Washington’s view, for example: ‘It must be laid down as a primary position and the basis of our system, that every citizen who enjoys the protection of a free government owes not only a proportion of his property, but even his personal service to the defense of it.’

What we are doing is indefensible and will ultimately exact a fearful price, and there will be absolutely no way for the U.S. to avoid paying it. “(1)

Of course Herbert is right in also stating the wars would be over if we had the draft again. However, what is being discussed is only one persyn, me.

In this sense quoting George Washington was wrong. Slavery still existed under Washington.

Echoing Putin, the FBI joined the act today, right on the usual top-right and second-from-the-top-right position in Google News that I am most likely to read.

“For those frustrated by diminished earnings eroded by the crisis the FBI veteran offered the following caveat against temptation: ‘The worst day at work is still better than the best day in jail.'”(2)

Unfortunately, this is more than the second time in U.$. history.

Notes:
1. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/08/opinion/08herbert.html?_r=1
2. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5B74AI20091208

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