And, "We The People" keep electing and reelecting those contemptable people to run our government. Voting is a responsibility that too few people take seriously.
Until Americans of all political stripes realize we have a bipartisan problem, nothing will change.I recommend this very long but very thoughtful article by Adam garfinkle at American Interest:What's Wrong and How to Fix it: Corruption/Plutocracy
If we had more Conservatives like the doctor at the prayer breakfast, who are not afraid to speak out about what they believe, the Republicans might have a fighting chance.DebbieRight Truthhttp://www.righttruth.typepad.com
"If we had more Conservatives like the doctor at the prayer breakfast..."-----You don't. For good reason. Get used to being in a fringe minority.
If Levin's claim that we are really NINETY-TRILLION DOLLARS in DEBT is true, I don't see how we could EVER hope to get out from under.There's no hope anyway after reading many of the responses I received at my blog today.TOTAL LACK of COMPREHENSION appears to be the rule nowadays. It's no longer the exception.I mean EVERYONE should at least know that MARTHA WASHINGTON'S PICTURE is in the one dollar bill, right?They don't!Some people are so badly informed they actually thought it was MARGARET RUTHERFORD. Can you imagine?The country has lured into a bottomless pit of ignorance. (:-o
Duck,Get used to being in a fringe minority. Maybe so.But the pendulum does have a way of swinging. I'm sure that you can think of numerous examples from history.
FT,The country has lured into a bottomless pit of ignorance.You may be interested in this article. Excerpt from "A warning to college profs from a high school teacher," recently published in the WaPo:...During my years in the classroom I tried to educate other adults about the realities of schools and students and teaching. I tried to help them understand the deleterious impact of policies that were being imposed on our public schools. I blogged, I wrote letters and op-eds for newspapers, and I spent a great deal of time speaking with and lobbying those in a position to influence policy, up to and including sitting members of the US House of Representatives and Senate and relevant members of their staffs. Ultimately, it was to little avail, because the drivers of the policies that are changing our schools—and thus increasingly presenting you with students ever less prepared for postsecondary academic work—are the wealthy corporations that profit from the policies they help define and the think tanks and activist organizations that have learned how to manipulate the levers of power, often to their own financial or ideological advantage.If you, as a higher education professional, are concerned about the quality of students arriving at your institution, you have a responsibility to step up and speak out. You need to inform those creating the policies about the damage they are doing to our young people, and how they are undermining those institutions in which you labor to make a difference in the minds and the lives of the young people you teach as well as in the fields in which you do your research....There has been a firestorm of comments to that article!
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