John Adams called politics “the divine science” and a quotation of Cicero (who greatly influenced the Founding Fathers) was often quoted: “For there really is no occupation in which human virtue approaches more closely the august function of the gods than that of the founding of States or preserving those already in existence.” Now compare that to George Bush (aka “Dubya Shrub”) who called the Constitution “just a goddamn piece of paper” and suggested he should be dictator. Or Barry Yomama, who apparently can’t stand the fact this homo half-breed got what few brains he has from his white half, specifically his POS sex pervert mother.
How did this happen?
Democracy, apparently, has gone too far. The Founding Fathers only wanted property owners to vote, and certainly not women and blacks. They wanted only the most intelligent and thoughtful to vote.
These days, everyone can vote, even if their IQ is 85.
This country was founded as a republic and not a democracy. The Founding Fathers despised democracy since they knew their history and knew that it always collapsed and was usually replaced by tyranny – a dictator.
They also despised what Thomas Jefferson called the “artificial aristocracies” of birth and money. Such people were considered soft, effeminate and weak. After all, look at the Bushes, the Clintons, and the Obamas (Benjamin Franklin said such people were motivated by “ambition and avarice; the love of power and love of money”).
They wanted to keep public salaries low to discourage these people. As Franklin wrote, “Place before such men a post of honor, that at the same time a place of profit, and they will move heaven and earth to obtain it.”
What’s going on these days can’t last. It’s gotten so bad people are voting for a reality-show star - who I actually think will make a fine President. But still, he’s no Washington or Jefferson.
If Washington or Jefferson showed up today I seriously doubt they’d stand a chance of ever being elected. Too smart and knowledgeable, most probably.
Fortunately the U.S. has the stability of a couch. But even couches can be tipped over, if enough energetic idiots are working at it.
And we certainly don’t need to be importing couch-tipping morons.