Liberal Democrat

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Father of American Liberalism

Saturday, April 13, 2013

C-SPAN: George Carlin- Lying Politicians & Words

Source: C-SPAN-
Source: C-SPAN: George Carlin- Lying Politicians & Words

I never blame, well I should say I never put the most blame (and I'm already sounding like a politician in this piece) politicians who may be very good politicians, but aren't very good public servants, because how did they get their jobs.

Well, its simple they were voted into office, receiving at least one more vote than their opponent in the last election. Election being a key word because the people vote for the politicians they get. So when I hear someone complaining about their Representative or Senator, I want to ask them did they vote for that person or not. And if they say yes, then I say you voted for who you have now. And if they respond well I didn't know this person would be like that in office. Well then I would say you didn't do your homework and you got who you voted for.

Thats the thing about democracy as former U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill once said. "Democracy is the worst form of government in the world except for all of the rest." And that when you leave it up to the people to decide we'll have people who'll make bad decisions because they don't know any better.

I'm not blaming democracy for the bad public servants that we get but I'm blaming the people who vote for the bad politicians. That we get because we as a country have to deal with the bad decisions that these bad public servants make at least at the Federal level. That its not so much democracy that we need but what we really need is a smart liberal democracy.

People who just don't vote but people who know how to vote and vote for the right people who'll protect our freedoms and not try run our lives for us by trying to pass new restrictions on how we should live our own lives. That what we really need is a smart democracy with smart people voting for good smart people who actually know what the hell they are doing. And what public service is about which is about representing the people and not the small interest groups who bankrolled their campaigns for them.

Even though I'm a Liberal I really do believe in that old fashioned value of personal responsibility. That we get what we pay for and must deal with the consequences of our own decisions. So when it gets to voting that means we get who we voted for and if you don't like who you voted for, then don't vote for that person in the future. And vote for a good person instead or don't vote at all but don't repeat your own past mistakes.