Tuesday, November 30, 2004

The Government They Deserve

To quote Adlai Stevenson, who was quoting G.B. Shaw, who probably was quoting Thomas Jefferson, who was quoting Joseph de Maistre, people get the government they deserve. When jokes started flying following the election that distraught Democrats were going to move to Canada, they were fine as jokes. But some are taking this idea seriously. The Seattle weekly paper, The Stranger, went so far as reassure the blues that they didn't need to emigrate, that's a bit much.

It was one election. Get over it. Taking your marbles and leaving is childish. If you are unhappy with the results, work to get someone else next time. To paraphrase a philosopher, "If you don't like the party, don't leave in a huff."

1 Comments:

At 7:31 AM, Blogger Thrasymachus said...

I quoted your quote quoting quotes quoting a quote about people getting the government they deserve. Full credit and a link to you, of course.

-Andrew
askaliberal.blogspot.com

 

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