Thursday, April 19, 2012

Whose Fault Is It?

It’s the government’s fault!

How often do you hear that phrase uttered?  Democrats, Republicans, “we the people” state it with assurance and vehemence.  It’s the government’s fault!

I agree.

The point which must be remembered, but which is blithely overlooked, is, government is “we the people,” whom, by their votes, if they vote, elect governments.  So, when the phrase “It’s the government’s fault” is blithely uttered, and individuals peer accusingly around them in order to point their finger at government, they have no choice but to point that finger at themselves.

UPDATE:

I’ve left my closing comment on this subject at Og’s place, but I will post it here also.  I want to thank all who provided their input in comments.

As posted at Og’s.

Pray more.

Og, I took your sound advice to pray more, regarding my stance on voting, and also picked up my Bible to plumb it’s wisdom.

I did that both last night, and this morning once again, and I arrived at the conclusion that when H.L. Mencken wrote, “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”, he was channelling the prophet Samuel, who was channelling God, when he said this.

I’m not going to argue with Samuel, God, or you about it any longer.

Posted by John Venlet on 04/19 at 08:21 AM
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