“I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.” -- William F. Buckley
At this point, I would go Buckley one better: I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 254 people we could pull out of a minimum security prison rather than the Democrats who are currently in Congress. In all fairness to the Democrats we have in charge now, that change probably wouldn't make Congress any less corrupt (not much more corrupt either), but at least the criminals would be dumber, easier to catch, and less practiced at the slick con game that government in this country has become. On the other hand, God help any prison that had to hold the entire group of heavily connected sociopaths and swindlers that make up our Congress. Within a month of their arriving, the warden would be giving Nancy Pelosi daily backrubs, the guards would be replaced with SEIU thugs, and Barney Frank would be running a gay prostitution ring out of the prison back offices.
Of course, some people would argue that the decadent group of sub-morons, trust fund kids, and grifters who run the country are no worse than other people who've run things in the past. If by "people who've run things in the past" you're including members of the Roman Senate during the time that Caligula appointed his horse to that august body, I'd agree with you.
However, let's not get into debates about whether Obama is more competent than Caligula or whether Harry Reid is smarter than Caligula's horse because that steers us away from the main issue: Do you trust the people in Congress with this much power?
There was a time in this country when the government of the United States followed the Constitution and had greatly limited powers. Today, the Constitution is largely ignored and our Congress can do almost anything it wants -- and it does just that. Your Congress now essentially controls large parts of the automaking industry, banking industry, and it has put itself in charge of student loans. It has taken over health care. It takes tax dollars from your state and then tells you under what conditions it will allow your state to have its money back. It's in charge of your retirement. It even picks the lightbulbs you're allowed to have in your house.
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