Some days, I wish that I could draw.
Some political points are best illustrated in a straight forward deductive argument. Some are best illustrated in a story.
Yet, there are times when I read a story and the argument that comes into my mind is a picture – a political cartoon.
As shown on Crooks and Liars, Senator Pat Roberts (R - Kansas), the Republican head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, was discussing Bush’s illegal wiretaps on “Late Edition” today. In the interview, he said, “You don't have civil liberties if you're dead."
So, what immediately came to my mind is this:
A picture (political cartoon) set in the American Revolutionary war. The British are lining up on one side with guns and cannons, while George Washington on his horse is lining up the American soldiers. Then, in the cartoon, one American soldier throws down his gun and bolts for the rear, crying, “You don’t have civil rights if you’re dead.”
If anybody wants to draw up this cartoon for me, I will try to figure out how to append it to this post. If I get more than one cartoon, I will use the ones that I like the best.
I could add more words to this blog entry, but I do not see a reason to.
That cartoon would say everything that I would want to say in response to Senator Roberts’ remarks.