Thursday, January 17, 2008

Unanimous Decision

I was reading a bit about Ron Paul and came across this delightful comment by Bob K:

The issue of secession was settled by the supremest of supreme courts in the Appomattox Courthouse in the case Grant v. Lee. Lee lost a unanimous decision.
Denny, Alaska adds some commentary on the decision:
Yes, it was the supreme court sitting in Appomattox, VA, that delivered a 9-0 decision; Infantry wrote the majority opinion, with supporting sections added by Cavalry and Artillery.
Don't let any one tell you war never settles anything.


LarryD said...

Ron Paul's position that the Civil War shouldn't have been fought, is one of the red flags about him.

Robert said...

Unanimous Decision indeed! On a relevant note are these two easy questions. It's just an experiment.
You'll probably know what the obvious answer is.

"How does a Nation-State impose its will on 'its' people?"

"What is meant by the term, 'last argument of kings'?"

I posted these on a leftist blog to a commenter and the commenter was either unable or refused to answer them.

M. Simon said...


The answer to both questions is of course a gun to the head and firing it in case the head does not change its attitude quickly enough.

I'm one of those neo-cons who thinks what we are doing in the ME has a useful purpose. I am not, however, unmindful of what I am calling for.

Which is why I am hell bent for leather on this project:

WB-7 First Plasma

We need to drain that swamp. The very best way is to cut off their money supply. Armed force is for now is only a holding action - IMO.


Leftys do not want to face the fact that G. Washington stated at the very beginning of the Republic -

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." -- George Washington


Robert said...

Good answer. I asked the same questions on Samizdata and got a similar good response.