A Law for One Person?
John M Duffy
John.M.Duffy.27 at nd.edu
Mon Jan 8 16:59:27 EST 2001
Chomsky has also made the argument that the Democrats and Republicans
are essentially different branches of one political party: The
Business Party. The internecine warfare between branches may become
intense, as in Florida, but the essential interests remain shared and
consistent. In this case the common interests include: support for
increased arms production, for NAFTA and the WTO, for the death
penalty, for the drug war, for the use of food and medical sanctions
as a political weapon.
>Ed, can't say the Democratic senators surprised me. The Democratic
>establishment has become little more than the Republican party but with a
>human smile (not heart or guts). A few years back I heard Noam Chomsky
>argue the thesis that the Democratic establishment today is to the right of
>Richard Nixon. Maybe he's right. Bob
> From: Edappel8 at cs.com[SMTP:Edappel8 at cs.com]
> Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2001 8:42 PM
> To: kb at purdue.edu
> Subject: A Law for One Person?
> First, a sincere thank you to Hugh for his more than kind comments
> January 5th post. I really appreciate your response.
> Second, as follow up to the very useful info from attorney Mark
> Robert posted for us, I want to reiterate my profound disappointment
> behavior of Democratic office-holders in the wake of the Florida
> my judgment, they rank somewhere between the "gang of five"
> rock bottom. They perpetrated their final act of betrayal in the
> Chamber today when not one Democratic senator would stand by the
> African-American House members who protested Congressional
>validation of the
> Florida vote. Their cowardice or indifference--or whatever it
>was--at such a
> focal moment is the ultimate affront. It tells the Blacks of
> Blacks in general: not even your supposed friends and political
>allies care a
> whit that you were systematically, or semi-systematically,
> half a dozen different ways in the "Sunshine State." You say you
> extra-intense effort to get to the polls this time around, the
> your judgment, being so high? Don't bother us with your whining.
> you in our back pocket, so we're not going to sour the mood of "good
> and political sportsmanship the country might expect from us as we
> January 20. Be glad you even have the franchise at all. It's not
> white people in our own state were harrassed on their way to the
> or turned away because they were told they were felons, when they
> condemned to use the most unreliable polling equipment. In due time
> get to your case, so disappear for a while. Be seen, perhaps, but
> Frankly, you're embarrassing us.
> We needed a profile in courage from one senator today, just one.
> Didn't get it.
John M. Duffy
Assistant Professor of English
Director, University Writing Center
B012 DeBartolo Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5692
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