For the most part, I have been avoiding reading the gloom & doom from conservative bloggers since the election. And of course I have no stomach for reading the liberal bloggers that are spiking the ball. I’m trying to decompress.
But despite my self-quarantine, today I ran across a very well-written article which provides a lengthy rundown of the apparent perceptions of the average 2012 voter, and the average 2012 non-voter. The author doesn’t paint a pretty picture. Before I give the link, here are a couple excerpts:
“Imagine two restaurants side by side. One sells its customers fine cuisine at a reasonable price, and the other offers a free buffet, all-you-can-eat as long as supplies last. Few – including me – could resist the attraction of the free food. Now imagine that the second restaurant stays in business because the first restaurant is forced to provide it with the food for the free buffet, and we have the current economy, until, at least, the first restaurant decides to go out of business. (Then, the government takes over the provision of free food to its patrons.)”
“During his 1956 presidential campaign, a woman called out to Adlai Stevenson: ‘Senator, you have the vote of every thinking person!’ Stevenson called back: ‘That’s not enough, madam, we need a majority!’ Truer words were never spoken.”
The article is called The Decline and Fall of the American Empire by former New York lawyer and current (since 1994) New Jersey Rabbi Steven Pruzansky. I recommend that you take a few minutes and give it a read. The comments he has received are quite interesting too.