Patterico's Pontifications

12/22/2003

LET’S ALL GET ENLIGHTENED

Filed under: Civil Liberties — Patterico @ 3:10 pm

In discussing what should happen to Saddam Hussein, leftists typically resort to the argument that we need to be more enlightened about such matters — you know, like they are in Europe.

For example, I noted in this post below that Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen had complained that the United States still engages in capital punishment, just like “such pariah nations as Sudan.”

I think it’s high time that we caught up with our more advanced European allies on social matters like this. While we’re at it, it’s also time to fall into step with the Europeans’ enlightened attitude towards free speech. Namely: they don’t allow it.
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