Skip to comments.A Call For Third World Politics
Posted on 12/08/2009 1:59:14 PM PST by Ghblog
A series of events over the past few months have made me consider the logic of third world politics. I am not talking about killing people or imprisoning detractors. That is what happens in places like Cuba, China and Iran. What I am thinking about is the prosecution of the prior ruling party by the new ruling party.
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We know from “Third World” experience, what the author’s proposition would lead to. Good people will be aggressively pursued by bad people, who would make the most of their day in the sun.
If the author’s scenario were put into play, and current regimes could punish previous ones, nothing would stop Obama and Holder from building Gulags in which to place most of the key figures in the Bush administration, massive numbers of the intelligence community, and various disliked conservative office holders, especially those in states with a Democrat governor who could widen a Dem. majority.
I am referring to the politics that seem to be unfolding from the current administration and do not in any way advocate true third world politics.
I do think we need to find a way that politicians who pass damaging legislation or create destructive policies to have a consequence greater than losing the next election and getting a plum job in the private sector that they have helped.
I only used “third world” to bring attention to efforts by the current administration. I do NOT advocate gulags or prosecution of administration officials.
I do, however, believe that there need to be some consequences for politicians who pass legislation or create policies that are harmful to America. I no longer believe that voting them out of office is enough as they just get a job with the industry/special interest group that the have benefited. Many end up being reelected.