Troglodite Wrote:
Nov 17, 2012 8:53 AM
It has been said that the Russians always thought it a fine thing to be smacked in the face by their czar. Mr. Blackwell, along with not a few others, has adopted a variant of that for us: it is a fine thing for Americans to be smacked in the face by our government, because it is, by definition, a government of, by, and for the people. Monarchs who claimed to rule by divine right usually had some thought that they were responsible to God for how they ruled. Today's electorates and elected rulers are irresponsible autocrats.