“The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism.”
Gen. Geo. Washington
Just so all y’all Democrats understand … I am not a Republican, nor am I a Libertarian. I merely find them fractionally less obnoxious than a lefty who is educated beyond their intelligence. I delight in the mess academics have made of the Universities. Lefties have this unwarranted smug sense of superiority that really needs to be slapped out of them.
But as for overall damage to the country, the greatest damage was caused by Republicans who should have known better. Abraham Lincoln took the States out of the United States, and Theodore Rosevelt made moot the Constitutional ban on Federal land ownership.
And the Supreme Court, which is NOT a Constitutionally mandated, has happily gone on with the political rape of the individual States, favoring Federales Rex while ignoring the limits on Federal Power in the 10th Amendment.
And not to ignore libertarians (with a small L) who claim isolationism is true Constitutionalism? You don’t know much about American history, do you. Tripoli was a long, long way from the US by sailing ship.
All y’all piss me off frequently, most ‘specially when you step ill-informed into the political fray, and the only happiness I get in the political arena is that the vast majority of you will live to regret your support of your pet political party. Shadenfreude is the new buzzword. I kind of like it. It means taking delight in the misery of others. And I have it for who have little or no understanding of how hard the founders tried to avoid the very morass we are in now. There is no solution for this tragedy. Revolution just brings more misery. We have squandered our inheiratance for low level intellectualism.
A Messiah from either the left or right will shortly arise, and most of you will slavishly follow him. But unless you are in the right party, at the right time, at best, you will bepolyezniy idiots, and stand in long lines on toilet paper Fridays. And as always, the first thing a despot will do will kill the intellectuals. Not that they are true intellectuals, but rather have become super indoctrinated simpletons.
Gawd I wish I would still be alive and mobile then the balloon goes up.