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Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Smoke on the Water

John Stuart Mill:

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling, which thinks that nothing is worth war, is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
I think that's a slice of what Jason Kallini was talking about when he said that while he is unable to fight overseas, he can fight here to make this Nation better for men who are able, and willing, to stand up.

Jim has more to say at Smoke on the Water

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