Monday, January 25, 2010

Listen to the People

An essential attribute of a successful democracy is responsiveness to the people. The government should be aware of what the people are seeking rather than operating in reverse and attempting to tell the people what they should want.

Here's the latest Pew poll on the priorities of the American people:

And In Dead Last We Find---Global Warming

Yes, once again "it's the economy, stupid!" Health insurance comes in at a dismal 12th after security and military issues. Cap and trade to deal with the coming tropical period seems to be off the table if the Bamster can hear the people above his own incessant bleating.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The politicians have learned this kind of thinking in the postmodern American university. They have been taught statist top-down administration is the "true" model of government, and democratic accountability and republican process are the quaint residue of the Enlightenment. In other words, we are up against 30 years of postmodern indoctrination in neo-Marxist social "theory" -- deconstruction, Foucault, Derrida, Frankfurt school, Carl Schmitt, Hegel and Heidegger, even Neitzsche -- all champions of a worldview and a system we found it necessary to bomb the hell out of in the 1940s. It has permeated the study of law, the social sciences, education and the humanities. Of course we can't go around saying "bitch slap your local university professor for America," but it's got to make ya wonder....