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September 30, 2009

Gutless Disgrace

Recent consternation about incivility in politics
is lost on me. I’m thinking our politicians are much too polite. Our early leaders often worked out differences fighting duels. President Andrew Jackson took office with two bullets still in his body. Vice President Aaron Burr shot former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton. There’s a place for diplomacy, certainly, but too much isn’t good and we’re way over the limit. -- Tom McLaughlin

Posted by Vanderleun at September 30, 2009 3:01 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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"Our early leaders often worked out differences fighting duels."

That is a good thing. If you say something and ain't willing to back it up with force, the operative principles are STFU and STFD.

Working out differences this way means that sometimes a bastard just needed to take a fist in the jaw, smacked by a cane, sliced by a saber, or hit by bullets.

Sometimes a point needs to be made by the tip of a sword or a barrel of a gun.

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