When I was a kid I remember my dad and his friends discussing politics. Eventually someone would say, “Well, all politics is crooked anyway.” Then they’d all laugh and talk about something truly important, like the Steelers.
Now that I’m a dad and discuss politics with my friends I have to admit my dad was wrong, but only by .0001 per cent, so I’ll cut him some slack. The idiocy and downright moral criminality of politics and government seems to grow by the moment. Yes, it occasionally changes its flavor from one party to the other, but I’m guessing rat poison comes in chocolate, vanilla and rocky road, too. Either way, we in the rat race and those rats are still D.O.A.
Enter John Stossel
Remember that little kid in the story the Emperor’s New Clothes? That kid grew up and became John Stossel. John Stossel is an unapologetic, witty, Libertarian, 19 Emmy award winning, journalist and author. He said:
“I’m a little embarrassed about how long it took me to see the folly of most government intervention. It was probably 15 years before I really woke up to the fact that almost everything government attempts to do, it makes worse.”
In other words, things are crooked, or at least 99.9999%. His latest book, No They Can’t: Why Government Fails, But Individuals Succeed preaches the same sermon. Until you have a chance to read this book, give yourself forty-two minutes and nine seconds of exposing the government’s “new clothes” in Top 10 Politicians’ Promises Gone Wrong