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They need someone to vote for that will offer them the security they need with a compelling message.

Right not, the compelling message about security is a combination of "we should fight them over there so we don't have to fight the over here" and "we need to sacrifice our liberty to save our security".

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jan 2nd, 2006 at 05:41:44 PM EST
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And underneath it all are 2 core messages:

  1. There is no such thing as the Public Good.  Every man for himself.
  2. The government cannot organize effectively any project except for national defense and prisons.  Well, maybe torture, too.
by cambridgemac on Mon Jan 2nd, 2006 at 10:32:33 PM EST
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