Sunday, December 04, 2005

Political Thoughts

FilkerTom links to a frightening opinion by Samuel Alito. See, Alito believes that if a kid is fleeing the scene of a crime, then it's ok to shoot the kid in the head without finding out first if the kid was the criminal. Shoot first, ask questions later? Is this really what we want in a Supreme Court Justice?

Government Accountability Office indicates that elections were tainted. The "GAO study makes it clear that no bank, grocery store or mom & pop chop shop would dare operate its business on a computer system as flimsy, fragile and easily manipulated as the one on which the 2004 election turned." Our votes are less important to us than our groceries. You might disagree with the Government Accountability Office's report, but at least read it before you dismiss it.

Very strange opinion column in the Seattle Times from former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper, who favors the legalization of all drugs for the same reason I favor keeping abortion legal: criminalizing it doesn't stop the problem, it just makes it worse. I've never considered putting my opinion on abortion into another context, but Stamper just did it for me. I have a lot to think about.

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