Sunday, October 10, 2004


The "Nuisance" Factor

‘’We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives, but they’re a nuisance,'’ Kerry said. ‘’As a former law-enforcement person, I know we’re never going to end prostitution. We’re never going to end illegal gambling. But we’re going to reduce it, organized crime, to a level where it isn’t on the rise. It isn’t threatening people’s lives every day, and fundamentally, it’s something that you continue to fight, but it’s not threatening the fabric of your life.'’
--John Kerry, via the NY Times, October 10, 2004
UPDATE: It has since occurred to me that the way vices, such as gambling & prostitution, are handled by "enlightened" govts is to legalize and tax them! Perhaps Mr. Kerry intends to balance the budget by taxing terrorism, rather than eliminating it?