Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Appointing the Great Ones

Much humor can be found in the writings of the Greek philosophers, such as Aesop and Aristotle; they had a great deal of insight into the world of politics, since they had absolutely nothing else to do.

"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." ~Aesop

Someone once said that if Washington suddenly came back to life, he would sue us for calling him the "father of our country"; I tend to agree. If I didn't know of our country's very worthy and honorable beginnings, I would think that our country has always been a sinkhole of sin and crime.

I have come to the realization that if any one of the founders ran for office today, they would be laughed out of Washington, perhaps even detained for interrogation. They would probably even go back in time and apologize to Benedict Arnold.

At least we were a good country while it lasted.

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