Friday, July 25, 2003

Good News From A Curmudgeon

Francis Porretto reminds us that we are (nearly) all of good will.
It continues to be true that nearly all Americans are well intentioned toward their fellow man. (We'll come back to the malevolent minority.) They wish no one harm; they simply don't want to be harmed themselves, whether by private action or through the agency of the law. But some can be persuaded that shadowed forces with ominous labels -- "liberals," "conservatives," "radicals," "reactionaries," "the religious right," or what have you -- are working to harm them. That will get them out of their recliners, at least far enough to read the op-ed page of the regional paper.
And he is smart enough not to label that malevolent minority. Well said. Read the whole thing.