Talking Point – Guilt by Association

October 9th, 2008

Lately the McCain campaign has been attempting to hammer home the idea that American’s should question Barack Obama’s character and judgment based on a tenuous at best association with William Ayers a former member of the Weather Underground, an organization that performed a series of bombings in the late 60′s in violent protest to the Vietnam war. McCain and Palin want American’s wondering whether or not Obama has the same radical views as those of the unrepentant but reformed domestic terrorist.

So, this begs the question. In a nation where the Justice system is supposed to be based on the principle that your innocent until proven guilty, is it fair, in a presidential election, to try and pin the radical beliefs of one man on a candidate simply because they happen to live in the same neighborhood and both worked on some of the same education boards?


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This morning the Advocate reports on yet another suicide of a young gay man. 19 year old Raymond Chase, who attended Johnson & Wales in Providence, Rhode Island hung himself in his dorm room on Wednesday. According to Autostraddle?

Raymond Chase was a person who liked Harry Potter and Rugrats and was a member of the popular facebook group ?I cant spell ?bananas? without singing hollaback girl.? He?s not number five in a week of suicides, he?s a unique special person with friends and family who are devastated by his loss. He?s a gay college kid who sure seems happy but not that day, or maybe he?d never been, and something happened or something had always happened and he couldn?t do it.

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