Sunday, April 18, 2010
Did the Founders Anticipate the Rise of Sarah Palin?
I liked Reagan, but even then I knew that They knew they were pretending - Las Vegas democracy. Why can't we just eliminate the middle men and have the "campaign advisors" actually run the government while the puppet/figurehead just goes harmlessly about making millions through speaking and selling books. Oh, wait... yeah.
Seems kind of a big lapse of the founders to set the bar for the Presidency so low; I think you need to be a native-born American of at least thirty-five years. Doesn't say you need to not be a sociopath or a moron among many other seemingly disqualifing qualities. The voters in their collective wisdom will select the best of those that put themselves forward. Either voters were much more intelligent and rational (never mind they had to be adult property-owning males) then, or the founders meant for the President to be much less important than He has turned out to be, and only seeing that the law is faithfully executed, rather than making and interpreting the law, on the fly, for whatever reason, or none, a hunch or a tip or a favor. There should at least be a written test, or a series of real debates, or something...
Soon, a cleansing flood!