"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

"Tookie" Williams

A big topic of conversation of late is the Tookie Williams execution. I hear where people are coming from, I do not however agree with those that wanted clemency.

"Redemption" is a word thrown about. He used his time in prison to reach lives and save others. Books written steering children away from a life not unlike his.

These are good and honorable actions on his part, they do not however spell redemption entirely. It is good to learn from ones mistakes, but the mistakes cannot always be erased, certainly not in this case.

Tookie won't be writing any more books for children, and the end of his life should be considered the ultimate message to this audience.

To commute would have unavoidably sent the opposite.


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