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IF WE SHOOT FOR THE STARS, MARTYRS WILL BE SACRIFICED | 2003-02-08

Last week I pointed out that we are the first society in history that expects children to be born safely and mothers to suffer no harm.

By the same token we expect that people blasted into space will come back safely.

We just had a space disaster. The real measure of our space program is the fact that the death of those on board was a shock.

The measure of the greatness of our society is not that people die in childbirth or in space efforts. That is all that liberals talk about.

Our greatness lies in the fact that we do not expect such deaths. No liberal will ever mention that, so no respectable conservative will ever mention that.