Look back in anger


Here's to you,America

Here’s to you, America

Matthew Continetti reviews Harry Reid’s long,long history of nepotism and graft. That history is all there, with links to the relevant supporting data, but I think Continetti’s concluding paragraph sums it up neatly:

“I must study politics and war,” John Adams said, “that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, and naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.” In Harry Reid’s America a man must win political office so that his sons may have the liberty to practice law and register as lobbyists, engage in rent-seeking and government relations and crisis management and communications, in order to give their children a right to live in Brooklyn, to enroll in the New School, to visit the Vermont Studio Center, to have cronies finance their off-off-off-Broadway shows, to enjoy their allowance from grandpa. This is the arrangement put before the voters this coming Election Day; this is the “system” rigged to benefit the family Reid; this is the configuration of power that Charles and David Koch want to disrupt. How awful of them. How “un-American.”


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6 responses to “Look back in anger

  1. Government, today, is essentially organized crime. The Democrats happen to be extremely accomplished at it.


  2. farrightwing

    Dittos, Chris R. Who was Alinsky’s hero? Al Capone. Enough said? Democrats observed how the Bolsheviks took care of traitors to the cause both in Russia and the USA. They ended up dead. As David Horowitz puts it: “Ïnside Every Liberal is a Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out!”

  3. kc

    Chris R.,
    Your comment above brought to mind a theory overheard several years ago. As best I remember it, the idea was that local governments of more recent times had evolved from the nomadic warriors who would sell “protection” to local towns instead of just overrunning them. Over time, the theory went, the nomads realized not only were they were leaving “their” cities vulnerable to outside attackers but that really it was just more convenient to hang around in one general area requiring regular tribute for their services or, at least, their willingness to be there. And, slowly they became entrenched. When I first heard these ideas, I was pretty perplexed by them. As I’ve grown older, maybe not so much.