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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

The dangerous little "L"

One of the things that has driven me to blog is the lack of comparison of Harriet Miers to Skeletor; not only physically, but also because they are both evil. If Skeletor had the ability to take away She-Ra's right to an abortion he would have. The result would have been castle Gray Skull being over run by youngins and He-Man would have had to start selling refurbished ink cartridges to Thundercats to make ends meet. The quest to save the world from evil, and to protect the right to privacy, would have been lost. Luckily, one thing all evil geniuses are bad at is following through. Just like Skeletor could never really finish the job, Miers found that filling out paper work was just too much work to get on the Supreme Court.

Now we are left with Alito which when spelled backwards is Otila which Bill Gates tells me is supposed to be Attila. Is it a coincidence that this guy has basically the same name as one of histories most brutal men? I think not.

My problem with Alito is not that he went to Princeton, though that does make me suspicious (Hi Dad and Laura!), it is not the fact that he is conservative but instead it is The Dangerous Little "L." Right now you are asking yourself "What is The Dangerous Little 'L' and if it is little then why is it always in caps?" To your second question I have no response except that I went to Dickinson and not Princeton, that might have something to do with it; to your first question, however, I can respond.

The Dangerous Little "L" is what changes an idea to an ideal. That Little L is what worries me about Alito. He does not have ideas of governance or ideas about policy, he has ideals of conservatism. (it is important to state that "idea" in this context does not refer to Hegel's view of an idea as an absolute truth) The fact that his ideals are those of conservatism is not what worries me, I would be just as worried if they were leftist ideals, it is the fact that they are ideals at all. These ideals set an end point that is predetermined. Alito will try and fulfill an agenda that these ideals define. The only set of ideals that a candidate should have is that the constitution and the rights of the people are the most scared documents in the world. Anyone that doesn't believe that might as well be Skeletor.

The Dangerous Little "L" is what changes an idea to an ideal. That Little L is what worries me about Alito. He does not have ideas of governance or ideas about policy, he has ideals of conservatism. (it is important to state that "idea" in this context does not refer to Hegel's view of an idea as an absolute truth) The fact that his ideals are those of conservatism is not what worries me, I would be just as worried if they were leftist ideals, it is the fact that they are ideals at all. These ideals set an end point that is predetermined. Alito will try and fulfill an agenda that these ideals define.

The only set of ideals that a candidate should have is that the constitution and the rights of the people are the most scared documents in the world. Anyone that doesn't believe that might as well be Skeletor.




2 Comments:

Blogger gurgly said...

Hi to you too! This is so incredibly exciting, the family blogging and whatnot, and perhaps better discussed in private, but welcome back to the blogosphere! And have you noticed the list of Princeton grads currently running the government? Rumsfeld, Bernanke, Alito...

7:20 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Well there has to be something wrong with anyone that willingly lives in New Jersey for four years.

7:28 PM  

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