Quote of the day—Bugei

Yeah, Congress. Grow a pair. Like King George did.

Bugei
June 16, 2016
Comment to Quote of the day—Andy Cohen ‏@Andy
[Washington D.C. treats U.S. citizens as subjects rather than its employer so the comment is quite apropos. What will perplex so many people is the response from those who recognize that being treated like subjects is unacceptable behavior and refuse to tolerate this behavior from their public servants.—Joe]

2 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Bugei

  1. It’s all about the conditioning of the citizens/subjects. Europe, which we’ve often referred to as part of Western Civilization without ever clearly defining what that means, has put up with authoritarianism for millennia. America was to be the exception, but now I wonder if we haven’t already lost this ideological war, or whether there will be a resurgence of the libertarian Spirit. Clearly, the path we’ve been on for 100 years has been going the wrong way.

    What will be required to turn it around? If I may presume to climb into the minds of the American Framers in the late 18th Century, they relied on making the case openly and as clearly as possible, trusting their fellow Americans enough to believe that a sufficient number of them would get on board. From there they were willing to stand in the right places at the right times, continuing to make the case for liberty as a shining light in a dark world, committing their lives, fortunes and sacred honor, and leaving the rest to God. If that’s the formula for success then what are our chances?

    In 1776 did they ask themselves what their chances were, against the most powerful, global military power the world had ever seen? It was truly a David and Goliath situation. Did they simply stand for what is right, come what may? I wonder if the concept of fighting for what is right, because it is right and for no other reason, is something many Americans can grasp– I wonder if it’s been bred out of us and we’re now all too clever for that.

    Do we have to lose everything so that we have nothing left to cling to or to risk before we’ll commit ourselves? In that case we aren’t being noble– We’re still materialists, but with no goods or comforts left to protect, and what does that make us? Desperados? It seems to me that the noble man is the one who has wealth and comfort and is willing to leave it all, even risking his life and reputaion (life, fortune, sacred honor), for the sake of what is right. How many of us fit that description? That doesn’t describe my life so far.

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