In Memory Of David Blair Drumm, 1948-2013

Gene Howington:

Although I’ve known about David Drumm’s passing for a few days, it is nonetheless news announced with a heavy heart . . .

Originally posted on JONATHAN TURLEY:

Last available picture of David from 2012

Last available picture of David from 2012

It is with the greatest personal sadness that I have to report the death of a cherished member of our blog family. David Blair Drumm passed away on December 18, 2013 in Austin, Texas. David was there at the very beginning of this blog and remained one of its staunchest supporters. Through the years, David was a rock who not only brought reasoned and calm analysis to posts but also to the management of the blog. He started as a regular commentator under the name “Nal” and I then invited him to write on the weekends. He played the role of editor as well as writer. (Indeed, I am worried about this memorial since David often caught the many typos that I would leave in early morning postings). I came to trust him absolutely in his judgment and analysis. I considered him…

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One Response to In Memory Of David Blair Drumm, 1948-2013

  1. Oky1 says:

    I didn’t know this Drumm guy real well, but mespo pointed us to a nice piece of his work:

    ** mespo727272

    A good man, indeed Barkin’. I recall writing a fairly controversial piece on the blog comparing the furor over the drone policy to the bombings in Dresden in WW2. Here’s an exchange between Nal and me that displays the morality of the man. I asked the first question and Nal replied:

    Mark: Shall we handicap ourselves with our morality in the fight even as they recognize no such constraints?

    Nal: Shall we handicap ourselves with our civil liberties in the fight even as they recognize no such constraints?

    Morality is not a handicap, it is a strength. We fight to preserve our sense of morality.

    That was David — clear, moral, and sincere. **

    Thanks for saving that mespo, no words better could I come up for the guy then his own.

    Reminds us all of our “Best Used By Date” is creeping up behind us like it or not & many ask ourselves what did I do today to be a decent Human Being?

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