Monday, August 20, 2012

Beware of the Loud, Constant, and Deceitful Drum Rolls

". . . there something fundamentally wrong with our system of electing public servants?  Repeat, servants.  The reality is that the winner of virtually every election is the candidate who convinces a majority of voters that he can do more good things for them than his opponent.

"Sorry, but that’s not a politician’s job.  His only function is to protect our lives and property — not intrude in our lives and take our property in order to gain our neighbors’ votes.

"Sometimes I think Thoreau had it exactly right.  That cabin in the woods sounds awfully good right now to those of us who just want to be left alone to live our lives as we please."

The above is from a Robert Ringer essay that can be accessed by clicking here.

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