Only Greens have consciences?
Green Party member Kim Knox in yesterday's BeyondChron: "In light of Friday's Congressional vote of 400-3 against a nonbinding resolution calling for the immediate withdrawal of troops in Iraq, I wonder why progressives would stay in a party that refuses to vote its conscience."
One of the reasons many progressives stay in the Democratic Party is their aversion to this kind of self-righteousness behind the whole "green" political project. Only Greens have consciences? Knox doesn't seem to think that people of good will can disagree about the war in Iraq, that other consciences might conclude that different behavior is required. In fact, as hard as it may be for Knox to understand, many still support the war, and many who don't support the war think a precipitate US withdrawl would be disastrous for both Iraqis and, in the long run, the US. In short, the Green Party has no monopoly on morality and conscience. The Green Party's SF website has more of this Knox-like smugness, along with other crackpot stuff, like an anti-American lecture by convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. That old, stick-in-the-mud Democratic Party finds killing American cops unconscionable.