“The difference between venial and mortal sins”

Obama doesn’t have all the right answers, but he’s got the right answers on the more important questions:

The answer is simple: Unjustified war and unconstitutional abridgment of individual rights vs. ill-conceived tax and economic policies – this is the difference between venial and mortal sins.

Taxes, economic policy and health care reform matter, of course. But how we extract ourselves from the bloody boondoggle in Iraq, how we avoid getting into a war with Iran and how we preserve our individual rights while dealing with real foreign threats – these are of greater importance.

John McCain would continue the Bush administration’s commitment to interventionism and constitutional overreach. Obama promises a humbler engagement with our allies, while promising retaliation against any enemy who dares attack us. That’s what conservatism used to mean – and it’s what George W. Bush promised as a candidate. . . .

If economic damage from well-intentioned but misbegotten Obama economic schemes is the ransom we must pay him to clean up this foreign policy mess, then so be it. It’s not nearly as costly as enduring four more years of what we suffered the last eight years.

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3 Comments on ““The difference between venial and mortal sins””

  1. Suzy-Q Says:

    Why not both? Someone who has a good foreign policy and an economic policy that doesn’t consist of willfully hurting our economy because it’s supposedly “fair”. Sure, Obama would probably retaliate if we were threatened, but how do you fund a war when you’ve taxed and spent like there’s no tomorrow???
    Please tell me this isn’t our best choice.

  2. wheeler Says:

    “Why not both?”

    because ron paul lost the repub nomination.

  3. Suzy-Q Says:

    *Sigh*… I know.


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