What do history's most notorious despots have in common with many of the flag-waving, patriotic politicians of our day? Both groups rise to power through the exploitation of fear, which has become a societal plague. There have been widespread casualties. We need an antidote. Feardom offers its readers a much-needed immunization.
The Georgia news story shows that 76% of voters in that state voted in favor of the ban in 2004. Similar statistics are abundant in other states. There seems to be a disconnect between the constituents and their elected leaders in Congress on this issue. And in the wake of certain activist judges and their executive rulings, I’m glad to see some courts upholding the will of the people and existing law.