Thinking, thinking, thinking . . .
When will Boehner act?
Boehner is more tearful and jubilant about his rise through the ranks to become speaker. "Acting" to curb injustices against the citizens of the republic would be much more difficult for John than it was for him to get to this position.
The Political Approach
When a politician views society from the seclusion of his office, he is struck by the spectacle of the inequality that he sees. He deplores the deprivations which are the lot of so many of our brothers, deprivations which appear to be even sadder when contrasted with luxury and wealth.
Perhaps the politician should ask himself whether this state of affairs has not been caused by old conquests and lootings, and by more recent legal plunder. Perhaps he should consider this proposition: Since all persons seek well-being and perfection, would not a condition of justice be sufficient to cause the greatest efforts toward progress, and the greatest possible equality that is compatible with individual responsibility? Would not this be in accord with the concept of individual responsibility which God has willed in order that mankind may have the choice between vice and virtue, and the resulting punishment and reward?
But the politician never gives this a thought. His mind turns to organizations, combinations, and arrangements legal or apparently legal. He attempts to remedy the evil by increasing and perpetuating the very thing that caused the evil in the first place: legal plunder. We have seen that justice is a negative concept. Is there even one of these positive legal actions that does not contain the principle of plunder?
/"The Law" - Bastiat
Boehner's ascendence, arrogance and ego will not allow him to see the greater destruction caused. He is grateful that his place in history is
in the books. He will do everything that he can to not tarnish his history.