Monday, October 25, 2004

Doubts About Dems in War on Terror

Many of the doubts that hover over Sullivan's case for Kerry are rooted in the value system widely shared among Democrats: Most people are basically good; wars are caused not by evil motives but by misunderstandings that can be talked out; conflict can be overcome by more tolerance and examining of our own faults or by taking disputes to the United Nations. As a personal creed, these benign and humble attitudes are admirable. As the foundation of a policy to confront terrorists who wish to blow up our cities, they are alarming.

Maybe it is my Reformed Christian heritage showing (ok, it is that), but any belief system predicated on the inherent goodness of man is not a good idea.

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