"What this country needs are more unemployed politicians."
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Edward Langley
(1928-1995) Artist
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 -- Roxana, Olympia     
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    Very true indeed. We definitely do not need someone who talks sound bites or tries to convince us by reading from a paper without knowing a single word inked. We definitely do not want to see them interviewed and cringed on our couch as we see them fumble so utterly. And there are those who are utterly in quest of controlling our lives day in and day out.
     -- RKA, Wasilla, AK     
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    Wilt Alston has an interesting article this morning, (sort of) on the subject. http://www.lewrockwell.com/alston/alston50.html
     -- Bryan Morton, Stuart, FL     
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    and more employed free men (women) that would represent the sovereign individual at law.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Obviously this is a pipe dream, lets move on. If it was a problem in Aristophanes day (450 BC) and it is still a problem today what does that tell us. Something that has existed for almost 2500 years since Ari and the historical records shows for milleniums prior to Ari is probably here to stay. We waste are breath complaining about it just like talking about the weather. Politics is a natural result of human competition and interaction. I do like going to the woods and getting away from it all but it "ain't" never going to stop, (I respectfully suggest we all love it, politics and politicians, that is why we are on this site,)
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
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    Bryan I looked up the Wilt Alston piece on lewrockwell.com. I was not impressed. Sites like that I think are just trying to be an alternative government, but a government just the same. Mr. Obama says he is going to make the DC Government cool again. I can't wait.
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
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    From the drivel above, it's obvious that the shock treatments didn't work for Waffler.
     -- jim k, austin     
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    Bryan, I read the article and, there is an obvious difference of opinion between those who love freedom, liberty, and an existence at law and, those that would counsel to be happy and submit to tyranny, despotism, slavery, war mongers, being an innocent victim, compelled compliance, larceny, murder of children, torture for information, rape, etc. just because all of that has been around a long time and in most parts of the world.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Good comments, Mike. Waffler is a sychophant. We don't need 'cool' government (whatever that is), we need LAWFUL representation and a government that will obey its charter, the US Constitution.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Wow, Bryan, Wilt Alston is my new hero. Waffler's comments are typical and predictably hypocritical -- Alston's last words are "Indeed. It is vital to realize that the ultimate power of every government rests solely on opinion and not on physical force." Isn't that what Waffler has been trying to say for weeks? Hmm, not when Alston brilliantly exposes the coercive tactics of government contrary to the 'liberty' that government is supposed to defend.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    I missed that sentence of Alston's about "opinion and not physical force" my apologies. I am with him on that sentence 100%. And Archer likes it also voila! Archer has thus arrived at being a democratically minded individual. Now I wonder what Mikes take on Alston is because Mike hates opinion and likes the absouteness of the dictatorship of Natural Law, enforced by who knows whom, over and above opinions of human beings.
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
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    Yes, it never fails -- 'flip-flop' Waffler lives up to his name, and of course then tries to make the leap that I then agree with him while using an article that argues that voting makes no difference. (!) Is there no end to his hypocrisy? I stand by my previously stated arguments against the US being a democracy and that the lawful government framed by the Constitution is republican -- i.e. respects the rights of individuals paramount above public opinion. The argument that Alston makes is that the government may ignore the Constitution because ultimately public opinion does not require the government to observe it -- again another reason why de facto 'majority rule' promotes arbitrary power and ultimately totalitarianism. Obviously Waffler's intellectual discretion is selective at best.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Waffler, FYI, I side with Bryan and Archer on this one; and, I don't hate opinion. I do like opinion based on truth, fact and law. I just hmm at the prideful ignorance and shallowness of otherwise empty opinions. I love (not just like) the absoluteness of Natural Law. It bankrupts the fiscally unsound, it exposes codes, rules, regulations, and statutes that are contrary to freedom and liberty, it promotes justice to the murderer, thief, rapist, slavers, morally depraved, despots, tyrants, etc. It also defines the progression of the species. I respect and enjoy the discovery process (opining over application), most often through trial and error, of humans enforcing Natural Law.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Yes, I can't wait -- I've waited my whole adult life for Washington DC to be "honest"; I guess some people just want it to be the happin'n "cool" spot. I'm sure that's the respect those who have bled and died are looking to have -- politicians and their sophist-puppet-followers trying to make the seat of government "cool". Heaven help us.
     -- Logan, Memphis, TN     
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    An unemployed politician is a beautiful thing. I just had a look at the Constitution. I couldn't find a thing about a "cool government." Maybe the new constitution will have something about guvmint gittin down wit da homeboys.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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    Opinion is often not based on truth, fact or law and we are stuck with it anyway. That is the imperfection of democracy. I agree we are often ruled by the least common denominator, the rednecks, and who knows maybe someday the Palin crowd. I still prefer it to strong man or Natural Law dictated by who knows who.
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
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    Finally the truth is spoken: "Opinion is often not based on truth, fact or law... That is the imperfection of democracy." Hardly the 'more perfect union' for which the Constitution was established. Someone obviously doesn't understand the term 'Natural Law' -- psst, I'll let you in on a secret: Natural Law cannot be "dictated" by anyone, that's why it's called Natural Law. We either act in harmony with it or suffer the consequences. There are no short cuts or special dispensations. Karma is a bitch, man. ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Like the sentiment but those bozo's in congress continue to get paid their salary for the rest of their life after they leave. We need to get good ones and then keep them.
     -- warren, olathe     
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