This Pretty Well Nails It

This quote is attributed to somebody in the Czech Republic.  I don't know who said it, or when, and it really doesn't matter.  It sums up, very nicely, the current problem in the United States.  It's a brilliant statement:

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama Presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their President. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their President."


What happened to America? How could such a once-great nation sink to such depraved depths as to elect people like Bill Clinton, Barney Frank, Edward Kennedy, Barack Obama--and a multitude of others, on both sides of the aisle--to the highest offices in the land? Where are the Washingtons, the Jeffersons, the Madisons, the Henrys, the Adams'...? They don't exist any more, or at least, are hidden from public view. And it is because the Washingtons, Jeffersons, etc., no longer exist, that we shouldn't be giving excessive power to the people who are elected!! It is Washington, D.C., that is destroying the United States, and that is simply and only because the people of the country are electing incompetents and entrusting them with power the Founders never intended politicians to have. If Madison and Jefferson didn't even trust themselves with power, they certainly wouldn't trust buffoons like Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

What do you do?  Elect Mitt Romney?  That might delay the train wreck.  But not for long.  Because, again, as our friend from the Czech Republic so wisely points out, it's not the politicians; they are just being what they are--fallible, limited human beings.  The problem is the people who elect them.  And then expect the fallible, limited humans they elect to do things that no human being is capable of doing, that government, inherently, by the very nature of government, is unable to do.

What America needs, but will never have, are political leaders who will stand up and say, "People, get off your lazy butts, get to work, and rebuild your country. We can't help you any more.  We're going home."