Thursday, July 02, 2009

El Neil:

These were the Eisenhower years, I confess, and even as a fairly naive youngster, I had an intuitive sense that “No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe when the legislature’s in session,” and that a “do-nothing congress” is a good thing. Also, it occurred to me that, after almost two centuries, the Powers That Be ought to have passed more than enough laws by now. At that point, you understand, I’d spent my entire life — exactly like any other little kid — being told what to do and what not to do. It seemed to me there was enough of that crap already going around to last us for at least a hundred years.

If you need more inflammatory rhetoric ('more' as in both more of it and more inflammatory), that's over here in the rest of the article "Had Enough Yet?".


LibertyBob said...

That's why we try to keep a dynamic balance in Congress. They believe that they could possibly get a huge majority and have their way, but they are diminished at every turn. The only way we could make this better is with proportional representation wherein every little party could have a seat at the argument.

Al said...

Gridlock is good. All praise to a "Do-Nothing Congress!"