"Every bureaucrat has a constitutional right
to fuzzify, profundify and drivelate.
It's a part of our freedom of speech...
If people can understand what is being said in Washington,
they might want to take over their own government again."
Dr. Jim Boren
Humorist and Author
Wall Street Journal, June 2, 1998
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The guaranteed Republic for which the Constitution stood is dead, The language of liberty, the mental images of freedom, and the spirit of sovereign self/representative rule are all but forgotten bygones. BUT, there seems to be light of a rebirth.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
     -- warren, olathe      
    Funny and true!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    I love it!
     -- Paula, Grand Rapids, MI     
    Amen to light, Mike...and another one for good humor. :)
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Considering the government school educated electorate, I doubt that most people could understand what was being said in Washington even if it was said in perfectly clear English. Even if they did understand it, most wouldn't care because they've been domesticated and tamed to just accept what scraps their masters give them.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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    Most schools are run by your friends and neighbors. Don't blame the "government". Survey's show that some people don't like "public school" but when asked about their own local public school they say that it is fine. It is the notorious 'we they' syndrome all over again.
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
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    "we they" syndrome...maybe. Maybe not. Maybe many people are as ignorant about what is going on in their local public school as they are about what is going on in government. Admitting the problem forces action...and no one seems like that.
     -- Dana, Lincoln     
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    Waffler, the smoke and mirror facade you choose to mislead exists solely by illusionary ignorance. What is forced to be taught comes from a far — some administration of such propaganda comes from locals. Your use of "friends and neighbors" is a shallow term of art, attempting to legitimize ecclesiastical seminaries (government schools). Generationally, the more immorality, theocratic socialism, mythology and otherwise dumbing down methodology (common core for example) are expanded in said ecclesiastical seminaries, the less the "we they" even have the capability of comprehending a good education from a bad education. Though you are free to fuzzily, profundity and drivelate, doesn't modify the need to take back the body politic and return it to a republican form of government.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
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