So you are asking yourself what is that relevance of using that anecdote. Well I like anecdotes always have. But I think in this instance it is kind of relevant. The girl decided which she preferred by the fact that her father took a chip off her reflecting on which benefited her the most at the time. A bit of a reach maybe but anyway I will continue.
Richard Waghorne in his April Magil column talked about
can choose to define itself internationally either in terms of what we are for or what we are against. If the anti-American left has its way, expect self-indulgent gesture politics. Alternatively, we can define ourselves positively – in favour of democracy, open markets, and support for small states. Ireland
I have to say I utterly agree with the above statement. We elect our government to represent us. Yet we give
However what Richard misses is that following the UN is not the only way the people’s voice is not heard. He says
Shackled to the UN, our scope for democracy promotion initiatives limits our options
Yet seems to miss the fact that being shackled to
Ireland is exceptionally well placed to back all three and support the numerous small states making the transition to democracy, free markets, and American partnership.
Why should we in
An imaginative policy in Iveagh House[ed. which] would see Ireland convening conferences and joint statements calling for sustained international support for democrats around the world, before and after they attain power.
He follows this statement with.
It needn’t tie in directly with
The thing is it shouldn’t “needn’t tie in” it “should not tie in“.
We can like or not like Daddy and Chips at the same time and chose between Daddy or Chips when we want. It is what democracy and freedom is all about.