Do you know what the origin of the word “idiot” is?
It comes from the ancient Greek for someone who is totally self-centered; someone without any interest in public affairs. To the inventors of democracy, “idiocy” was the opposite of “citizenship.”
Readers, we are surrounded by idiots.
When I was putting together yesterday’s post, the pictures I used inevitably had a host of comments sighing “It’s Washington, what do you expect?”, “Politicians have always been dirtbags,” and “This is why I don’t vote.”
The issues change, but the reactions remain the same. People throw up their hands and start spewing folksy, thought-cancelling truisms about how politics is inherently corrupt, or how it’s always been this way and always will be, or how it doesn’t matter who you vote for. Continue reading →
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Yeah, impeach the president.
That’s not some pun or a reference to some obscure corner of modern culture. I’m not writing a post about impeachments or presidents in general. I am asking you to sign petitions demanding the impeachment of Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States.
Technically, he’s 46th, because a couple presidents didn’t want to be sworn-in on a Sunday, the secretary of state was made “president-for-a day.”
No, I am not a conservative. I’m not some tea-party “patriot” who thinks the president is the reincarnation of Hitler. I don’t think the president wants to institute Marxism (unlike yours truly). This is not going to be some rant using out-of-context phrases to forewarn you about some unholy alliance of immigrants, Muslims, and gays. This is my appeal to- to all of you- to demand more from your leaders. Continue reading →
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