As we said last night the government has to be open about what is going on.
It’s true. There is a predisposition toward war in the official corridors of Washington DC now. But this country was supposed to mind its own business. That was a founding principal.
We are about to make another mistake in the Middle East because our president (and nearly everyone else in DC) took the bait ISIS set. But let’s be honest, our “leaders” wanted to take the bait. Obama and McCain have been miffed ever since the people rose up and kept them from bombing Syria about this time last year.
In fairness Romney is probably not fully involved at this point. The establishment Republicans are seeking desperately to find a candidate which keeps the current GOP power structure in place.
Politics continues to get more and more interesting. Things are changing in a big way.
It’s not all driven by Rand Paul. Technology (and social media specifically) has a lot to do with it. The economy sputtering does too. And of course the general war fatigue.
But Rand is articulating a message which reflects where many Americans are right now, in a way that I’ve never seen in my lifetime.
Things in Ferguson Missouri are a bit out of hand. The looters are nuts and the response from the cops looks about as crazy. As bad as things might be in Ferguson, this kind of show of force (see above) by local law enforcement is over the top.
Let’s not forget the establishment Republicans who don’t like him either.
A pretty good article on the current state of libertarianism. Cautiously optimistic, with a touch of amused befuddlement the article examines the ascendancy of libertarianism into mainstream politics.
I am not a big fan of Melissa Harris-Perry. In fact I would say that generally I don’t particularly like her. But the attached video from her show is a very interesting discussion of Rand Paul’s recent speech to the Urban League.