Last may, I wrote an open letter to Orson Scott Card that was critical of his homophobic rant in the Greensboro Times. Last time around, Card was criticized for saying that "there are no laws left standing that discriminate against gay couples" and suggesting that being gay is a choice. He also expressed his opposition to same-sex marriage, saying "I will act to destroy that government and bring it down, so it can be replaced with a government that will respect and support marriage, and help me raise my children in a society where they will expect to marry in their turn.” Now, as Slate's Dave Weigel points out, comments Card made in a May blog post about President Obama have shocked the internet community.
Obama will claim we need a national police force in order to fight terrorism and crime. The Boston bombing is a useful start, especially when combined with random shootings by crazy people.