Saturday, December 06, 2003

On Eliminationist Rhetoric

As I was saying yesterday, Edgewise is discussing "eliminationist rhetoric", as a followup to David Neiwert's "The Political and The Personal post from a while back. I will have more to say on this later, as the nature and extent of the Bush Administration's divisiveness brings me to a perfect rage, but in the meantime I'll just drop this.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.