Contrary

Politicians

A comment from this blog….

“One of the differences between elites and common folk is that the former are adept at avoiding the penalties that would otherwise accrue through law-breaking and aberrant behaviour. Consider how many of our elected officials come armed with a law degree. Those sworn to uphold justice spend most of their time obstructing it for personal gain. Avoiding penalties might be lucrative in the short term, but it is not virtuous.

The common man, on the other hand, knows that it is wiser to play by the rules. He doesn’t have the luxury of hiring a lawyer every time he gets into trouble. He becomes virtuous by habit. The average Joe pays his bills on time, takes personal responsibility for his actions, and abides by the law. The common citizen of this country is in all ways the moral superior of his so-called betters.

What makes a Sarah Palin so attractive to middle America is that she lives by the values we hold dear. She’s one of us, and we recognize our own. Our republic would be much healthier if we judged our leaders by the content of their character over the slippery rhetoric they use to seduce us.

In a tribal society leaders like ours would be driven from the village under a hail of sticks and stones. It’s one of the curses of modernity that parasites seem to find their niche at the top of the food chain. The tea party movement seems to be a manifestation of the angry villagers of old. We’ve had enough. There is a line beyond which we will not be pushed.”

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February 24, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

2 Comments »

  1. I agree with you about everything except Palin. She is notorious for the abuse of privilege. She is not more guilty than many others but no less either.

    Comment by reddog | February 24, 2010 | Reply

  2. Abuse of privilege? I thought she was cleared of each and every grievance the democrats accused her of.

    Comment by cutshoot | February 24, 2010 | Reply


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