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Frankham BS: Libs- Beware of...... (75* d) RE: BS: Libs- Beware of...... 22 Mar 05


Carol C.

Like where you're coming from. Labels are too easy.

I don't think that we have to play into a diatribe by anyone. We can stick to
what we know to be the facts and offer them if for no other reason than as
a source of legitimate education.

Regarding the deaths in Iraq, I ask anyone to prove that they really know
how many people have died in this war. It's already been established that
the only deaths the Pentagon will count is of those lost in combat. There have been countless accidents. I don't believe you can rely on the news media in the States to give an accurate count.

I think one way out of the label dilemma is to state that on certain issues you can be one way or another. For example, on the issue of the national debt now in the trillions, I could in good conscience say I was a Conservative. On the issue of bringing our troops home now, maybe Liberal or Left. On the issue of the intrustion of government into the Schiavo red-herring I could be a Libertarian. On the issue of voter disenfranchisement due to technofraud, that is a totally non-partisan issue. Those that like to place labels on people use enemy-posing as an assault on ideas. So I agree with you. Stick to the issues and forget the labels unless they apply to a specific issue.

Frank


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