Just imagine how different this country would be if elected officials had the courage to stand by their principles in the same way that Senator Dick Black does. I’ve seen a lot of quotes in the mainstream media, but never anything like this:
…Farris said he is so frustrated with Black’s opposition to the measure that he is considering a primary challenge this year.
“I can’t stand by and let my own senator defeat the one thing I think has any chance of stopping the abuse of power by the federal government,” Farris said.
Black, a former Marine combat pilot, said he is undaunted: “I laid out in the sun in Vietnam unconscious for loss of blood, and the idea that somehow I’m going to fear a primary? Give me a break.”
By the way, Mike Farris, you’re done. I could have highly appreciated a quality intellectual debate on this issue, but the personal attacks and name calling that this has devolved into has been utterly reprehensible. You’ve burned away such a mind-boggling degree of goodwill among would-be philosophical allies I doubt anyone you’d prop up for such a challenge would be anything but toxic.
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