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The Decline and Fall of America

lamerica Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 7:02 PM
Half the electorate in the nation cast their vote for smaller government, less welfare, handouts, bailouts and meddling in our individual affairs. Many of the other half don't know what they voted for because neither our government or mass media want them to know. Either financial mal-management, an entirely trampled Constitution, or both will hand victory to the former but at a sobering cost.

A few days after the election of 2012 the very talented Michael Ramirez published a political cartoon that perhaps conveyed a more profound meaning than he anticipated. He depicted a pair of hands extending from star-studded sleeves (presumably from a mendicant Uncle Sam), which were held in supplication, as though waiting for a handout or petitioning voters to relinquish more of their earnings to the federal government. There’s another way of interpreting this image, however; the hands appeared not only pathetic and a bit contemptible, but also aged and withered, as though belonging to an old man. In which case,...