Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Thursday, November 20, 2003

Assigning Blame

In another of my semi-regular looks at the political cartoons, here's a series on blame:

Jack Ohman of the Portland Oregonian blames fast food for making people fat:

So does Jeff Koterba of the Omaha World Herald:

Mike Smith of the Las Vegas Sun points a finger, too:

Then Henry Payne of the Detroit Press takes it to the next logical level:

David Horsey of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer also blames the wrong people, but on a different subject:

Don Wright of the Palm Beach Post blames the RIGHT people here, though:

And finally, blame is assigned where it's due. Now the question becomes what punishment is appropriate? Chuck Asay of the Colorado Springs Gazette weighs in:

You can imagine what my choice would be.

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