Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities...because it is the quality which guarantees all others.—Churchill

Monday, August 15, 2005

DiFi, Defender of Freedom

I have to go out of town Wednesday, again, but I thought I'd mention that somewhere recently I saw a report to the effect that our ineffable Senator Diane Feinstein, an object of utter respect from the mainstream news morons, now is pushing for a federal law requiring restricted public access to most cold remedies, as part of the Drug War madness now directed at methamphetamines. (Budget time is always clear, as the various bureaucracies conjure new crises.) It amazes me that conservatives and libertarians waste their time attacking Barbara Boxer, a comic-opera character if ever there was one in politics, truly one of the stupidest people in Congress, all the while giving DiFi a relatively free pass. Campaign finance restrictions. National ID cards. Gun control and confiscation. The drug war. Property takings under the guise of "environmentalism." Unlimited federal powers. Ad nauseam. Is there any part of the Bill of Rights that she would not destroy in pursuit of her political goals? Not as far as I can tell. Oh, wait: She apparently has never said anything that would jeopardise the Third Amendment restrictions on the quartering of soldiers. Thank God for small favors.


James Elliott said...

Dr. Zycher, as a California, I have to disagree with you on Barbara Boxer, who does truly wonderful things for the citizens of her state. However, I agree wholeheartedly that Dianne Feinstein has got to go, just as soon as a Democrat challenges her. :-)

James Elliott said...

Of course, that should be "Californian."

Kathy Hutchins said...

Barbara Boxer, a comic-opera character if ever there was one in politics, truly one of the stupidest people in Congress

And with competition like Nancy Pelosi, that is a noteworthy achievement.

Tom Van Dyke said...

It's hard to think of a senator of lesser accomplishment than Barbara Boxer, unless it's John Kerry.

At their retirements, I imagine they'll receive certificates of attendance.

At least DiFi voted for both Gulf War resolutions. Here in California, she's as close to a Republican as we're likely to get.