Did you run, not walk to our president’s #AskObama digital town hall meeting? And did you ask the Leader of the Free World(tm) whether he supported the time-honored traditions of Tastes Great, or the provocative upstart ideology of Less Filling?
Yeah, you’re why there aren’t any good jobs. People get the government they deserve, and we totally deserve a government that feels entitled to loot our collective trust while we divide our own attention between porn and Angry Birds.
Progs want higher quality education.
Vints want smaller government.
Yet neither seems equipped with the far-sightedness to understand that the former necessarily begets the latter.
Better education leads to better coping, decision-making and problem-solving skills, which in turn lessens the necessity for massive oversight. It’s a lot easier to assess and address issues when your learning process has been properly honed. (Also, you don’t need whole branches of government making sure you don’t eat lead paint or throw truckloads of batteries into an estuary when you’re not a hopeless dullard.)
It’s so obvious that the parties’ failure to even entertain the idea of partnering to make both their agendas a reality conjures an even more depressing possibility – that even the most open and altruistic mind, when introduced to the mechanics of politics, quickly becomes indoctrinated with the idea that the masses absolutely must stay ignorant for the individuals in control to retain their power.