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  •  It's like one side want to sacrifice a chicken (1+ / 0-)
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    and one side wants to sacrifice a human, so the compromise is to sacrifice both, in the spirit of bipartisanship (and I'm convinced that if this was a literal and not metaphorical example, there'd be more than a few "Very Serious People" who'd "reluctantly" agree that it's not such an unthinkable idea so long as we make sure to compensate the human's family and did it "humanely"--Swift comes to mind).

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 03:16:51 PM PST

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