Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Obama's Excuse-Making For Criminals Echoes Old Bomber Ayers

From this Source:" wrote what the New York Times called a 'rave review' of a book by William Ayers that, among other things, said “he’d like to see the prison system itself essentially demolished,' comparing the American prison system to South Africa’s mass detention of young blacks';
campaigned himself against 'the industrial prison complex';
in 1998 'was one of only three Illinois state senators to vote against a proposal making it a criminal offense for convicts on probation or on bail to have contact with a street gang';
in support of a bill against racial profiling, argued that statistical disparities in arrests were proof of racism and discrimination by the police. Note that Kurtz’s summary here of Obama’s legislative record in Springfield...[more at the link]
The pattern here is what I call a liking for freedom-FOR-aggression, and a dislike of at least others', freedom-FROM-aggression. Under such a heading, a great variety of votes and positions form up into a coherence of sorts.

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