Published on Wednesday, September 3, 2003 by CommonDreams.org
Why I Support Howard Dean
by Bill C. Davis
He's smart. He's clear. Neither qualities can be taken for granted when discussing the American presidency. His logic is crisp. He uses deductive reasoning. He speaks like a humane scientist. His positions seem to evolve from assimilating and interpreting facts. He does not seem to mold or withhold facts in order to promote a position in which he has an ego or monetary investment. He seems to take the mission statement of the Constitution to heart and applies an impassioned contemporary reason to it. He can be engaged. You get the feeling that if one frames a sensible argument he would integrate that into his decisions. His authority seems available to collaboration.
"He speaks like a humane scientist."
But is he one?
What 'humane scientist' supports targetted assassinations in dense urban areas by a military, no judge, jury or trial?
What 'humane scientist' supports the death penalty?
What 'humane scientist' supports not touching the military budget when national infrastructure, like libraries and schools, is falling apart?
What 'humane scientist' supports a ten year occupation of another country by an aggressive Superpower which conducted an internationally illegal war because he can't think of anything new besides what the corporations have decided?
What 'humane scientist' is against the Kyoto Protocol?
What 'humane scientist' does not support the necessary radical changes needed in our healthcare system?
What 'humane scientist' kills a medical marijuana bill in his own state?
What 'humane scientist' uses an internet attack squad to stifle dissent?