Joyanna Adams

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The Permanet Political Classless

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From the book: Throw Them All Out by Peter Schweizer

” At the root of the Permanent Political Class is a profound sense of arrogance. A good military commander should never consider himself to be irreplaceable, but many politicians in Washington believe precisely that of themselves. It is an ugly form of elitism, less overt than what we would see from the royalty of Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, when the Sun King could proclaim, “I am the state.” The modern, subtler version of this arrogance is the politician’s belief that if we restrict his ability to engage in legal graft, the nation will suffer, because we won’t be able to attract bright people (like them!) to run the country.”

There seems to be only one sure fire way to prevent the Permanent Political Class from getting drummed out of power: maintain extremely low standards. We have come to accept minor indiscretions, financial malfeasance, and profiteering on the taxpayer dime as regular occurrences. And as those indiscretions and crimes mount up and become more common, we become even more tolerant of them. The standard become lower still. The quality of our leadership is so low because we expect so little.”

 

 

 

July 18, 2019 - Posted by | corruption, Uncategorized | , ,

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