Let's Do It Ourselves


I recently got home from a “thaw me out” trip to Arizona and began to review someof the newspapers that I had missed. One headline jumped out at me: “Premier promises to balance next budget”. Sure she does. And the Maple Leafs promise to win the Stanley Cup and Joe Biden promises never again to say anything dumb.

Being a lawyer as well as a politician means that Ms. Redford’s promise will depend on: What does a budget include? And what does balanced mean? And how exactly do you define promise? Most politicians promise far too much. Many lie with impunity and get away with it. Bureaucracies apparently answer to no one. So how did we get  into this mess?

We allowed the left to take control of our universities. Universities produce the teachers that educate our kids. They train the media elites that inform us. They graduate the lawyers that produce our laws. And lawyers become judges and interpret those laws. These are formidable obstacles to overcome.

At his inauguration John F. Kennedy said: “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." Presidents now say; “Vote for us and here is what we will do for you."  It is a very sad change. But, President Kennedy’s brother, Robert said that some people see things as they are and ask, “Why”? He said that he saw things as they could be and said, “Why not?” That is the attitude we conservatives need to adopt.

I can’t believe I just quoted two Kennedys!