Thomas Paine again (he’s a Marine!)
Posted by Mike O on May 21, 2009
(As they say, there are no ex-Marines, no matter how old.) The Gyrene reference is at the very end.
I do disagree on the formal declaration of war, however. A declaration of war is problematical in this specific instance. We are not fighting nations; we are fighting an ideology of Islamic extremism that knows no borders and no distinct end date. There will be no VJ day in this one.
I was pleased about a recent Tea Party organizational meeting (July 4th; look for the one near you). They are adament about staying non-partisan. However, most of realize the attack point for most of us is the GOP primary system at this point. But, this is not and will not become a GOP effort, no matter how much that they try to hijack it. I’ll vote for Martians if they’d bring fiscal sanity back to DC.