Gaseous my comment certainly applies to our politics, but it goes well beyond that. We have reached a place where unless a person thinks, acts, or believes as we think they should, they are somehow the enemy. Yes, Amsdorf there are times when men and nations have to act to protect themselves and those who can't; we do have legitimate enemies. We live in free country though, and I have the right to disagree with you, and would defend your right to believe whatever you want to believe. Whether I'm right or not is usually not the issue. It is my willingness to allow you to believe what you want whether I like it or not.
"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do." Benjamin Franklin
"If you let "need" be a requirement and Government be the arbiter of that "need", then Liberty is as dead as King Tut." Jimbob86