Michael Finley’s blog is now named worldgonewrong. See this excellent piece on responsibility in democracy. A bit of it to get you to go there and read:
Every decision is a moral act. Every time you tell a pollster, “Sure, drop bombs on those people,” you have just dropped a bomb on someone, with you heart and soul. It was a sin of intent, a sin not of deed but of thought. If leadership uses your vote or remark or letter to the editor to justify violence, then you have done something even worse: you aided and abetted in the commission of a sin.