In our own times, however, voting has been seen as just one of the many "rights" to which everyone is supposed to be entitled. The emphasis has been on the voter, rather than on the momentous consequences of elections for the nation today and for generations yet unborn.What all of this tells us, is that it it up to us - do I dare call us a "remnant," to fix the solution. We have to be visionaries and educators in our communities that sound the alarm and encourage a more active and engaged populace. The American people aren't stupid - they can obviously be lazy.
Hillary: State Dept Instrumental In Sealing The Deal" Proudly stated at the "Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs ...oh, Agency, or GLIFAA Conference. Glad to know our nation's finest - sent overseas to lie for their country are doing such admirable work!
Divided State of Europe," from our friends over at STRATFOR. With the daily images of Greece in flames or Angela Merkel chewing her nails over another bail-out for her Mediterranean buddies, this is a thoughtful read. The model to consider in both it's weaknesses and attributes is our Articles of Confederation:
The best analogy for the contemporary European Union is found not in European history but in American history. This is the period between the successful Revolutionary War in 1783 and the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1788.
Well, we all know how that turned out - hint, hint...history does repeat itself. The only question will be if they will go the route we chose of a "Republic, Madam if you can keep it!" or break back into member states with autonomous governments. Good thing our State Department is on the job!
Well, if the are borrowing bad ideas from us, we are apparently doing the same from them: "Obamacare's Unsavory East German Links." When I was active duty Navy, we used to brag that one of the things that set us apart from the Soviets was that we didn't have "Zampolit's" or "Political Officers" on our ships. The zampolit structure was an integral part of the KGB and Stasi world to ensure ideological purity and total obedience to the party and the state. So now, our tax dollars get to hire "secret shoppers" to check in on Doctors to see if they can catch them in a flub up. "Practicing" medicine is hard enough without having to deal with ideology. If you want to know where this leads - you need to watch the movie "The Lives of Others." Here's the trailer:
So, now that Obama and the boys took over GM, Chrysler et al, I'm going to bet you think those cars are "all American now," right? Wrong! The winner for top American-made car based on the percentage of parts made domestically are the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord. Thanks for saving all those jobs BHO.
He died leading his men from the front. A true hero.
That's it for today.