Life's Better Ideas

Occasional links to, and comments on, ideas that I think will make this a better world, and remarks about things that need fixing, too.

Location: Denver, Colorado, United States

Saturday, January 26, 2008

How we got here

A couple of very interesting posts from newsisyphus and discardedlies on how the US got all this international responsibility. It is partially a discussion of values and nationalism, one area where Libertarians fall short. (I was going to go with the lower case "l", but realized is was more true of party members than libertarians outside the party.)

Money quote from the discardedlies post: "If the Democrats get an F in Nationalism, the conservatives get an F+. Nobody has an acceptable and coherent position on the national question, which for me is: are we still a nation, and how can we hang on to it? What does it mean to say we are Americans, and this is America?"

No answers of course, but worth reading and thinking about.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Obama and Huckabee

I suppose if Huckabee's church was anything like Obama's, the msm would be all over it, but I'll bet they give Obama a pass. HT justoneminute comment