Thursday, August 31, 2006
Something to Remember
"We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusation is not proof, and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate, and to defend causes that were for the moment unpopular.
"And so good night, and good luck."
Keith Olberman from MNSBC's "Countdown" repeated these words on his show this week and they are as important today as they were in the McCarthy era. Olberman was responding to Don Rumsfeld speech to the VFW where the Secretary of Defense indicated that criticizing the war on Iraq was tanamount to appeasement of the enemy.
Mr. Oberman, I couldn't agree with your comments more. Well done.