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‘Unlearning’: A Hail Mary
Government Cannot Stand

National Review Online, by Michael Austin

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/3/2013 4:38:27 AM

Jay, your lamentation on “we get the government we deserve” is spot on, and I firmly believe it has everything to do with the larger culture (not pop culture, but the totality of our sense of values, priorities, level of civic education, etc.). But I think what is happening now is more than a deep, bitter ideological split. It is an “unlearning” of government. The fiscal-cliff “deal” is a perfect example of unlearning how to govern. First, one cannot govern through Hail Marys. It simply cannot be expected that serious, thoughtful legislation or policy can be created

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/3/2013 4:47:19 AM     (No. 9095903)

How can you have a serious,thoughtful conversation about policy when you have people believe that getting rid of plastic bottles helps stop global warming?

Of course people have a perfect right to sit there and sift through trash,trying to decide what´s good trash and what´s bad trash.The problem is when they force other people to comply with their unprovable brain farts.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Melody, 1/3/2013 5:24:30 AM     (No. 9095925)

´´... our system collapses under the natural weight of selfish and sectional interest.´´ George Washington told us to beware of that. Did we listen? No-oo-oo.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: AWAKE, 1/3/2013 8:21:26 AM     (No. 9096090)

Can not the House pass a resolution to censure Harry Reid for not bringing to a vote the budget the House sent to the Senate?

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