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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Choose your poison

Posted By on Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 6:39 AM

Brummett today defends Rep. Lindsley Smith's legislation honoring Thomas Paine and chides the "Taliban-Lite" resistance.

Over at the D-G, not yet available for link, there's a typically windy, patronizing and self-indulgent editorial putdown. Sample:

THOUGH surely Society be a positive good, Government even at its best is a necessary evil. At its worst, an intolerable one. And in Arkansas, government can be a complete SUPERFLUITY. For long-standing tradition demands that certain state legislators confuse TOOTHLESS resolutions and general time-wasting for the making of public policy.

For an example to beware, Gentle Reader, consider the bill introduced to create a holiday for Thomas Paine. It’s sponsored by the Hon. Lindsley Smith, arepresentative from the County of Washington. This is just the sort of PROPOSITION that now preoccupies those who should have better things to worry about.

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