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And it’s 1,2,3, what are we debating anti-war resolutions for?

Looks like the two proposed anti-war resolutions before the Houston City Council will meet the same fate as the slavery reparations resolution did. Though I thought the whole thing was a waste of the Council’s time, I do want to thank them for providing me with one shining moment of high comedy:

Most council members who are against the resolutions argue that council should not be discussing issues of international importance.

While the argument has been little used, most of them also support the direction President Bush is taking.

On Monday, the executive committee of the Harris County Republican Party passed a resolution in support of Bush and called for council to “reject any efforts to have a municipal government weigh in on international diplomacy.”

The executive committee is made up of Republican precinct chairs.

“Rarely do 400 members speak with one voice,” Jared Woodfill, the party chairman, said of those in attendance for the vote.

Umm, Jared, how many Republican precinct chairs would you normally expect to oppose a resolution in support of a Republican president? I’m just asking.

“There are more pressing city issues the council needs to deal with. It’s anti-American and inappropriate for them to debate a resolution and it’s not within the province of council charter and purpose.”

You’re wrong, Jared. Dissent, no matter how misguided or grandstanding, is not anti-American. Suppressing dissent is anti-American. Shame on you.

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  1. Thomas Nephew says:

    Shouldn’t that be 1,2,3, _4_?
    And I agree with you.

  2. It’s from the Country Joe and the Fish song “Feel Like I’m Fixin’ To Die Rag”:

    And it’s 1 2 3 what are we fighting for?
    Don’t ask me I don’t give a damn!
    Next stop another Viet Nam.
    And it’s 5 6 7 open up the pearly gates.
    There ain’t no time to wonder why
    Whoopee! We’re all gonna die.

    I’m pretty sure that people chanted “1,2,3,4, what the hell are we fighting for?”, but this is what I had in mind.

  3. Jamie says:

    no, it’s 1,2,3 what are we fightin’ for…i’m 14 and even i know that