November 2, 2011
Is Herman Cain the Answer?
Whenever I see the inane bumper sticker War Is Not the Answer, I always think: That depends on what the question is. If Roosevelt had answered the real question posed to him by the Japanese 70 years ago according to the bumper sticker, then the idiot who pasted the sticker on his bumper would likely not have had the freedom to do so. If the Israelis had answered the actual question posed to them by Nasser in May 1967 according to the bumper sticker, there would be no Israel today. Similarly, the answer to the query in the title depends on the exact question. The short form of the question is obviously: Who should the Republicans nominate to oppose Obama in 2012? For me -- a staunch conservative -- the long and much more important and meaningful form of the question is formulated as follows: The US has been listing left for a hundred years, drifting away from a constitutional Republic devoted to individual liberty, free markets and limited government by the consent of the governed...(Read Full Article)