Henry David Thoreau said he heartily agreed with that Jeffersonian remark, “that government is best which governs least.”
He said, however, he’d go one better, believing “That government is best which governs not at all.”
Henry was, in truth and fact, a non-violent anarchist.
Some might think our current brand of green tea anarchists from mostly red states draw wisdom from Henry when enthusiastically shutting down the government – invoking the Affordable Care Act (ACA)(or Obamacare) as their pretext for what they’ve wanted to do ever since they’ve dominated the House Republican Caucus in the U.S. Congress and dictated what the Speaker may move to the floor for a vote.
But Henry’s no-government anarchism presumed a precondition, that would be satisfied “when men are prepared for it, [and then] that will be the kind of government which they will have.” Continue reading →
Right now we have elected officials in the U.S. Congress from both parties denouncing any military involvement in Syria.
The public is against us getting involved in this brutal civil war.
President Barack Obama, however, wants to travel a different road.
The President’s avowed reason to force a “limited” aerial attack against Syria, notwithstanding the congressional and public resistance, is because the Syrian government in a civil war that has tallied more than 100,000 dead has recently used chemical weapons killing a thousand or more innocent women and children.
President Obama’s advisers believe the President shall suffer “a credibility gap” if he doesn’t act, to “punish” Syria for using chemical weapons since the President told Syria a year ago, “not to do it – or else.”
There is no international treaty or law against killing women and children in war.
But we say we care if it happens with chemical weapons.
We have no problem if either side in Syria blows up women and children with bombs and bullets. Continue reading →