Good Commentary of the Times
Quote of the Day:
For years we have tolerated incompetence, corruption, dishonesty — and yes, greed — in government while looking the other way. On those rare occasions when politicians have made principled stands, we have rewarded them with a firestorm of political assault, full-throated media ridicule and criticism, and enormous financial pressure from lobbyists pouring money into the pockets of those who purport to represent the people. We have elected a government of the people, in the most literal and disgraceful sense: we have elected, and kept in office, those who share our desire for self-gratification and materialistic acquisition at the expense of character, moral integrity, honesty, and prudence. The cesspool which is our current Congress is what we have reaped by our own actions — or perhaps more accurately, by our inaction. We have elected those politicians who are like us in every way — and we hate them for it. They are, after all, created in our own image. -
From: The Doctor is In, Surveying the Abyss http://docisinblog.com/
This was not the best quote from the piece, but it was one of the few capable of standing alone. Read the short essay in its entirety. Several times.
"Democracy--Two wolves and a sheep voting on what the menu is for lunch.
Liberty--Is a well armed sheep who will probably contest the vote." author unknown--but I like him already