This latest article in the BBC highlights why I no longer vote Republican since the Republican Party has become the creature of irrational know nothings who, if we had always listened to their ilk, would have us all still living in caves without fire. It is sad because I’m not a big believer in big government and government’s innate ability to solve problems (compare Walmart to the Federal Government in Katrina) nor in government’s good judgement or common sense and it would be nice to have a choice. But right now the Republican party is catering to a group that no one who believes in the canons of western civilization should countenance.
You’re not alone! It’s too bad that the two major parties have been able to lock up elections like Coke and PepsiCo have on soft drink shelf space….
I just read the speech you gave that was in “The Best Software Writing I: Selected and Introduced by Joel Spolsky” (it just got put on O’Reilly’s Safari. I thought it was really well stated. I see you haven’t written here for a while. I hope you are well.