"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Virtual President

My dad used to say, in response to foreign policy issues, that the appropriate American position was to announce very clearly that if X happened, Y (fill in the blank of the capital city of the country who does X) would "be no more."   Not as a threat, just a statement of fact.  

Grandpa Dick would love Bill Whittle here, talking about what he would do as the "Virtual President" about North Korea's threats:

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