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It is in the prosecution of some single object, and in striving to reach its accomplishment by the combined application of his moral and physical energies, that the true happiness of man, in his full vigour and development, consists. Possession, it is true, crowns exertion with repose; but it is only in the illusions of fancy that it has power to charm our eyes. If we consider the position of man in the universe,—if we remember the constant tendency of his energies towards some definite activity, and recognize the influence of surrounding nature, which is ever provoking him to exertion, we shall be ready to acknowledge that repose and possession do not indeed exist but in imagination. - Wilhelm von Humboldt, The Sphere and Duties of Government (The Limits of State Action) (1854 ed.)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Why I am not voting for Obama (w/o citations)

Here is why I am not voting for Obama:
  1. Rev. Wright: He chicken-shitted out on Rev. Wright. Wright spoke (more) truth about America but the Right and Fox screamed 'un-American' and corporate media just loves a good headline, so Obama 'distanced' and "denounced" Rev. Wright.
  2. Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan: Would Obama really kill many fewer people around the world than McCain? Hard to tell when he says he wants to move the focus from Iraq to Afghanistan/Pakistan, all options are on the table w/r/t Iran and he sucks up to the Israeli lobby like all US politicians.
  3. Health Care: Obama is for universal health care right? Hmm, think not. Yes, his plan is better than McCain's. But as I recall, his plan will only insure around 49% of the currently uninsured. Hardly 'universal'. ( For the record, as I recall McCain's plan will insure around 7% of the currently uninsured. )

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