Impromptus

Jay Nordlinger on Impromptus on National Review Online

Jay has a few good ones today:

I saw a wonderful sticker pairing in Berkeley (of course). On one side of the bumper, Don’t Kill Children for Oil. And on the other side, Keep Abortion Legal. I thought, “Yes! Don’t kill children for oil, kill them for your personal convenience!”

Meir: “When peace comes, we will perhaps in time be able to forgive the Arabs for killing our sons. But it will be harder for us to forgive them for having forced us to kill their sons.”

That second quote raises an interesting point. It shows how long the terrorists in the Middle East have been locked in their depravity. Anyone who isn’t 100% with them is cannon fodder. They deliberately target our civilians and force us to unintentionally kill theirs. Even if every beef they have were completely legitimate (which is not the case), they would still need to be utterly defeated for that reason.

Quote of the Day

“[V]oting is already easy and convenient. Going to the polls once a year is considerably less onerous than buying groceries every week or taking the kids to school every day. Adults who care about government and public policy make it their business to vote. Those who don’t care shouldn’t vote. We are all better off when people with no interest in civic issues ignore elections and leave policy matters to those who take the responsibilities of citizenship more seriously” — Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby