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Wednesday, October 08, 2003

An Idea Whose Time Has Come

'An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.' -- Victor Hugo, 'Histoire d'un crime,' 1852

So, Arnold Schwarzenegger is going to be Governor of California. What is there left to say? One can only hope that this leads to increased support for efforts in both houses of Congress and members of both parties (Republican Sen. Hatch, Democratic Rep. Conyers and Snyder, and their cosponsors) to repeal the unnecessary constitutional requirement that the President be born in the United States.

There is a thought provoking article on Slate, regarding the marriage contract, that is worth reading: http://slate.msn.com/id/2440