Massachusetts gets the government it deserves 11-3-2010
I’ve very disappointed in you. Not only did you fail to roll back the sales tax but you elected people particularly for auditor and in Ma-6 whose corruption is publicly known. Almost as bad you returned the person most responsible for the current nationwide financial crisis to office in Ma-4. I talked to many of you and I really thought you had finally reached your breaking point but apparently it will take much more bad news to shock you out of your complacency. Have no fear it will come.
I remember reading the fictitious speech of King Herod Agrippa in I Claudius where he talks about the advantages and disadvantages of different forms of government including a republic.
Republics have drawbacks. Things are slow to get done because you have to achieve consensus and a minority can keep a majority from doing things, however this is a small price to pay vs a pure democracy in that those checks and balances to makes it almost impossible for a small majority to oppress a minority and makes it difficult even for a large majority to beat up on a minority without push serious pushback.
There is one thing about a republic that can be can be either really painful or really beneficial depending on your beliefs at any given time, it’s that in a republic you always get the government you deserve.
I was very grateful that after eight years of Barack Obama whose presidency I judged was the 2nd worst in history behind Buchanan (although believe it or not my opinion of him has actually dropped over the last two years) it turned out the country didn’t Deserve Hillary Clinton. I suspect many if not most of those people who voted against her didn’t expect the incredible success of the Trump administration that we’ve enjoyed but because of their negative decision we got the prosperity we deserved.
Now after two years of prosperity under Trump the majority of people in a majority of districts have decided that after 8 years of power the GOP didn’t deserve to keep the House of Representatives. This is a tad ironic as the House did manage to pass many things that the Senate failed to move on but because of the nature of our election the GOP House paid the price for this.
So in the same way that the country’s rejection of Hillary Clinton gave Trump power the failures of the GOP in the present day overrode the fading memory of the disaster of her prior leadership which are likely to be renewed.
It’s my opinion that at worst the Socialist Democrat House aided by their media allies will bring the Trump boom to an abrupt halt and at best slow it down considerably, ironically hurting the very poor they claim to represent who have enjoyed their best chance for prosperity in decades over the last two years.
There are many horrible and frighting adjectives that can and will rightly be used to describe this situation that America and Americans will find themselves in over the next two years thanks to this decision, but due to the nature of our republic “undeserved” is not among them.