Saturday, June 25, 2005

The perils of party-ism

Radley Balko has a nice little post (fueled by the Kelo and Raich decisions) that touches on something that I've really noticed a lot in the past year (and it was an absolute epidemic back before the November election): the tendancy of a great number of people to place "winning" in the political arena as being the loftiest goal worthy of fighting for. Witness how many would probably rather see the Iraq adventure fail miserably than be successful, because that would be better for "their" side politically (I touched on this issue earlier). It's all about getting and keeping the power. And the more we resist this and try and have some real principles that stand above that, the better.


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