Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The Ornery American The Ornery American

Orson Scott Card, in The Only Issue This Election Day - The Ornery American makes a lot of great points about the upcoming election and the War on Terror. Card, a long time Democrat, and one of the better known Science Fiction writers of our time, is voting Republican at the higher levels because he greatly distrusts his party's inclinations in waging this war.
I say this as a Democrat, for whom the Republican domination of government threatens many values that I hold to be important to America's role as a light among nations.

But there are no values that matter to me that will not be gravely endangered if we lose this war. And since the Democratic Party seems hellbent on losing it -- and in the most damaging possible way -- I have no choice but to advocate that my party be kept from getting its hands on the reins of national power, until it proves itself once again to be capable of recognizing our core national interests instead of its own temporary partisan advantages.
Read the whole thing.


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