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maxsnafu
10-18-2012, 13:12
http://takimag.com/article/the_one_party_state_john_derbyshire/print#axzz29gAZUG6K

aircarver
10-18-2012, 13:23
Blew the whole thing at the end.

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maxsnafu
10-18-2012, 13:26
Blew the whole thing at the end.

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...But everything else he said is true, alas.

GAFinch
10-18-2012, 14:23
He left out Congressmen, Senators, Governors, etc. The cult of the presidency strikes again.

While I agree with his criticism of McCain, a couple of his points in particular are ridiculous:

• Instead of a 3.4-million-word federal tax code, could not necessary revenue be raised by means any ordinary educated citizen can understand in their entirety?

Romney and Ryan have been vocal about wanting to simplify the tax codes.

• Why does Congress never declare war, as Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution provides? Why do they never deny appellate jurisdiction to the Supreme Court, as Article III, Section 2 permits?

It's the Democrats who launch undeclared war. The war in Afghanistan and both wars in Iraq were legally authorized by Congress.

Ruble Noon
10-18-2012, 16:21
There is no politics. There is no choice. The mighty ship of national destiny steams steadily southward while we citizens wander across the deck, east to west, west to east, under the illusion of purpose.

Very true.