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DEMOCRACY: Government & Politics | January 23, 2005


A Posting in "Comments From Left Field" by "The Scarecrow" *

In Response to Comments on My Posting "To the Left And the Middle!"

My fellow Friends of Liberty,

I thank all of thee for the splendid commentaries ye hast made on my previous post. Allow me then to follow through a wee bit further...

Whether ye appeal to the Middle, on issues of labor, or to the Left, on issues of civil rights, the common denominator is Justice -- the fair and equitable distribution of opportunity, responsibility, and ultimately power.

The candidate for the Chair of the Democratic National Committee -- being considered as even we speak -- who focuses most on Justice, particularly in the contexts aforementioned, is precisely who ye need; that is the one central (I believe ye call it "bumper sticker") theme that can unite your Party and an electoral majority.

"The great question which in all ages has disturbed mankind, and brought on them the greatest part of those mischiefs which have ruined cities, depopulated countries, and disordered the peace of the world, has been, not whether there be power in the world, nor whence it came, but who should have it." --John Locke

Your obedient servant,

The Scarecrow

* My alter-ego, after the classic 18th Century character created in the early 20th Century by Russell Thorndike in his Doctor Syn novels, adapted in various films. No endorsement of my commentaries by any other individual or company exists or is implied.

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