9/12/2008

Note on Obama at Thursday night’s forum on service

Obama: "so part of my job is I think to make government cool again."

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Anonymous A Dawson said...

It is not with in the ability of the President to do such a thing and if it were, by definition, the government would not be "cool"... it would be tyrrany.

9/12/2008 4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can initiation of violence be made cool? The govt has two functions: that of mandated administrator and that of proxy evaluator of rights, and to enforce rights by force when warranted (that includes the defensive use of military force).

We would be better served by sub-contracting or releasing the administrative aspect to private enterprise.

As for the other function, how can such a sad, but necessary function be glamourized, made cool?

Only people who revel in controling other people can utter such statement.

I think the human race is split into two sub-group that are distinguiushed not by physical features but by the structure or programming of their neural networks: those who wants to control nature, and those who want to control those who control nature; the later considering the formers as means to their whimsical ends. I apologise for the "Randian" discourse, but it is nevertheless an independently reached opinion of mine.

9/12/2008 5:19 PM  

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