Required Reading for New Members of Congress

By RightKlik

Any rising freshman member of Congress who hasn't already read the Constitution enough times to have it memorized by now should be taken to the steps of the Capitol and publicly flogged.

After their public flogging they should be forced to read this, by Glenn Harlan Reynolds.

Here are some highlights:

"...lead by example. Democrats have been hurt by, for instance, campaigning against Americans' big carbon footprints while living in enormous mansions and flying in private jets. Don't follow in their footsteps.

"Saying no to the perks of office is hard, but Americans, who might tolerate hypocrisy when things are going well, are pretty sick of it now. Act like public servants, not members of an entitled aristocracy"

"...don't forget that these are serious times. In the 1990s, America was able to fool itself into believing that we had reached the end of history, that the tough decisions were mostly behind us, and that progress and prosperity were mostly inevitable.

"We know better now. The country is on the verge of bankruptcy, the federal government is at a low point..."

"...ignore the press. The establishment media still have their power, but they've never been weaker, and they're perceived by an ever-greater percentage of Americans as simply an arm of the political-class Democratic Party."

Emphasis mine

1 comment:

  1. The Constitution? That thing is over a hundred years old. I base all my political philosophies on TV Guide.


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