Thursday, June 03, 2004

It Still...

..sounds better in its original German; or, pace Michael Ledeen, in its original Italian.

I won't go into Buchanon's blazing homophobia or even to his non-ironic use of the word "counter-revolution" (though it IS worth noting that at least Buchanon uses the word correctly and honestly, which should be a lesson to those mendacious pukefaces who use the word "progressive" and "revolutionary" to describe their atavistic laissez-faire economic agenda), rather I'm just going to ask if Buchanon knows the context of one of the quotes he's pulled from his proudly clenched cloaca:

We need the spirit of Jefferson, who refused to enforce the Alien and Sedition Acts, of Jackson, who roared: "John Marshall has made his decision. Now let him enforce it!"

Now the Jefferson reference is blameless if not entirely honest to the spirit of Jefferson's conduct as President, but the Jackson quote is either shamless or stupid, because AJ, notorious Indian-slayer, "roared" the quoted passage with regard to Marshall's decision that the Cherokee of Georgia could not be legally ethnically-cleansed from primo Georgia farmland, as Jackson had wanted. Of course, Jackson did it anyway, thence the Trail of Tears; is this the sort of Executive power that Buchanon admires? Does he want some stern President to cause a homosexual Trail of Tears? Or is he just ignorant of the context of the quote? Somehow, I think it's the former.