Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Land of the free? Home of the brave?

By Rich Miles

 I wrote the following on a Facebook post today, in answer to a question posted there, to wit: 

"Should the Republican Governors who are refusing to implement the Affordable Care Act lose their taxpayer-funded health insurance?"

Pretty much all the posts, including mine, said yes, that the governors have no right to make such decisions, on at least a moral if not a legal basis. There was not even one that said no. 

But after I said that, the following occurred to me. See what you think:

Ya know, this brings up an overarching point: The main problem in this country today - and I mean the MAIN problem, from which so many other problems spring - is that politicians believe they are infallible. They don't think they can be called to task for their errors and stupidity, for their obstructionism and malfeasances. And so far, they have been right for the most part.

What we need to do is impeach a couple thousand of the worst of them, at all levels of government, put a thousand or so of them in jail, and then wag our fingers at the rest, and say, "Let this be a lesson to you. We can do this whenever we want if you don't serve us! We hired ya, we can fire ya."  Are we brave enough, as individuals and as a nation, to do this? I mean, I can count on my fingers and toes ALL the "good" politicians I've ever known or heard of. The rest are arrogant shitbags who need to be reminded who they work for. So I ask again, are we brave enough?

Whattaya think? Are we?