Friday, February 3, 2012

The real problem, perhaps, is us

A commonplace conceit today is that our political system is broken. Granted, there is a whisper of truth to it. How could it be otherwise given the mediocrity if not atrociousness of most politicians and much of the news media. But there is a greater truth. To paraphrase Walmart founder Sam Walton, there is only one boss in the end. The voter. And he or she can fire everybody in Congress from the top leadership on down, simply by voting for somebody better. It's a shame that too many of us simply whine about the dismal state of politics rather than doing something about it at the ballot box.

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