Carol Platt Liebau: Townhall Column

Monday, October 16, 2006

Townhall Column

Here is my Townhall column. It discusses the way the Democrats have miscalculated on the Foley mess.


Blogger dodger said...

people of faith understand that sin, like redemption, is an intensely personal issue, rather than a collective one.

I still think there needs be a backlash either by (or against) voters who bring creeps like Foley (and Kennedy) into office.

I don't know just what form that would take since voters are a faceless, nameless clutch.

I suppose one could argue that the ballot box should not be used as a weapon to enforce morality. Not a bad argument. And apparently the argument Ms Liebau makes as well in saying that Democrats can't have it both ways. Namely igonre morality when pulling the lever for Kennedy but uphold morality when pulling the lever for (against) Republicans.

Let's hope Republicans come out in overwhelming force to make just that point. I think they will.

8:49 AM  
Blogger COPioneer said...

Sowell is worth repeating The beauty of doing nothing is that you can do it perfectly. Only when you do something is it almost impossible to do it without mistakes. Therefore people who are contributing nothing to society except their constant criticisms can feel both intellectually and morally superior. -- Thomas Sowell

1:59 PM  
Blogger dodger said...

To supplement my comment, I think character matters and if I knew about Foley what I know now I would not vote for him. Apparently voters who kept putting him in office didn't know he preyed on the young. Maybe they knew he was gay. And that, in my mind, is not grounds to vote him out of office.

But my primary point. If we are to vote Republicans out of office because of Foley, then shouldn't we vote all Democrats out of office because of Kennedy?

4:30 PM  
Blogger COPioneer said...

yeah dodger, thanks for the previous comment with all the remarks on Mark Foley...Seems he was a bit of a RINO on many votes.

But hey, I'm a tree hugging Conservative, so I'm happy he helped the fishermen, because without trees, where would the fish go...or something like that.

8:09 AM  

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