The Natural Home for American Politicians

(from the new issue of the New Yorker)

Can you imagine how many American politicians would deserve prison sentences if we could access all the files of the federal government, including those on Capitol Hill?


6 Responses to The Natural Home for American Politicians

  1. CF Oxtrot February 1, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

    Or if our System of Justice were run by the citizenry as a whole, instead of the same narrow niche of people and business interests who finance the politicians’ careers.

    Those crazy Founding Fathers! What were they thinking? “Yes, we need a Senate, because a democratic legislature would … would … would … stifle productivity and growth!

  2. Jim February 1, 2011 at 11:59 pm #

    Aye, if wishes were horses….

  3. Bob Williams February 2, 2011 at 10:21 am #

    The “crazy” founding fathers wanting a Roman government as advertised by Edward Gibbons were the Hamiltonians who effected a coup d’etat in 1787 , as opposed to libertarian founding fathers inspired by Jefferson who had crafted the Articles – America’s 1st constitution, which was free of Romanism.

  4. CF Oxtrot February 2, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    Bob knows what I’m talking about… the spirit of Luther Martin!

  5. The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit February 3, 2011 at 10:10 am #

    Well, the statute of limitations has probably run on some of ’em…. 😀

  6. Jim February 3, 2011 at 11:06 am #

    And Homeland Security has not yet been accused of grave robbing…