Wednesday, December 05, 2007

I Like This Idea

The courts have pretty much ruled that we can't outlaw the lies that accompany political campaigns. But these pro-pot guys, daring some Republican presidential candidates to put up or shut up on anti-med pot claims by offering them $10,000 in campaign contributions to prove their claims, may have stumbled on the way to shut down all the "exaggerations" (aka, bushwah). Just start offering cash to prove the point. You could do it to all the Clifford Clavens on talk radio, too. Just think. Campaigns based on fact and actually arguable points, not the techniques that Goebbels and Trotsky would have been proud of. Why, it might even be what the Framers thought of as "self-government," not self-delusion.

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