By John Morton
It’s difficult to blog about the revolting international and national news these days. It’s easy to conclude that we’re all going to hell in a handbasket. History may never repeat itself, but in the political world, politicians rarely change. I decided that what is most needed in any blog these days is a dash of whimsy.
What follows is an analysis of current issues by mostly historic people.
“Laws are like sausages. It’s better not to see them being made.” Otto von Bismarck (image right)
“Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.” Mark Twain
- On a Congress that is full of rage and doesn’t propose solutions to problems faced by the nation:
“I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace, two are called a law firm, and three become a Congress.” John Adams
“The reputation of Congress is lower than quail crap.” Alan Simpson
“Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” Mark Twain
- On the media’s obsession with how unthinkable it is that the electorate voted for Donald Trump:
“In America anyone can become President. That’s one of the risks you take.” Adlai Stevenson
- On the liberals’ assertion that President Obama cared only about the people and was above politics:
“When I die, I want to be buried in Chicago. I want to stay active in politics.” Mo Udall
- Finally, I want to give a shout out to Winston Churchill, who said:
“Democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others.”
Contrast the Western values of democracy with the values of totalitarian ideologues who kill innocent people on bridges. I agree with the British citizens who say, “We are not afraid.”