Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: '87 300TD/'90 300D/'94 Quattro/'89 Vanagon/'01 EV Weekender
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RE: Iran, Syria team up to confront threats
Your primary problem with Ralph is centered around a car...a car, no more no less. In the end, it's just a car. I'm interested in more substantive issues...
My admiration for the man doesn't preclude the fact that he's a man, and as such, he's a great big bag of contradictory flaws--not unlike the rest of us. I think he'd be nearly intolerable to spend any time with, but that's also what makes him so damn effective. To me it's about what he's chosen to do with his limited time on earth that leaves me in awe. 40+ years of dogged single-minded service to his vision of the public interest has produced dividends that we each reap in a variety of ways.
The fact is, he was instrumental in sparking the consumer and citizen's rights movements that captured the radical notion that each of us has a right to demand and receive corporate and government accountability. He (and I) want to deepen our democratic institutions, so that each of us has a role in the decision-making process at work, at home, in the marketplace and in the halls of government. That's a good thing--right?
Ever heard of the Freedom of Information Act? His fingerprints are all over that nugget of democracy in action.
How about the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, or the Consumer Product Safety Act
I repeat, he's one of our greatest living Americans