Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Quote of the Day - who is to blame?

We hear President Barack Obama blame his predecessor and Republicans in general. We hear Republicans blame Democrats. We hear Democrats blame the tea parties and "extremists" (which includes anyone who disagrees with them). Blame is all around us and everyone is eager to point fingers at everyone else. Sadly, no one puts the blame where it truly belongs:

"Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and given him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the new wonderful good society which shall now be Rome's, interpreted to mean more money, more ease, more security, and more living fatly at the expense of the industrious." ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC) Roman philosopher and statesman

When you fail to learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it.


Mad Jack said...

I used to subscribe to that opinion, but no longer do. There's plenty of blame to go around and every single president knows all about the mess that he's inheriting when he takes the office and the oath. No matter if I voted for him or not, Obama promised to fix the problems of the United States. He hasn't. We are worse off now than ever before, and it is the fault of our elected officials, starting with the office of the President.

skeeter1107 said...

It's easy to blame the politicians for what's wrong, but in reality it's the fault of the people that elect them and continue to elect the same people with the same unworkable ideas.

But I believe things will change. We have had an electorate that has been living in the past and has demanded that we live like it's 1960 in America. We cannot. The model for what the electorate seems to want is collapsing before our eyes in Europe. Nothing has been fixed in Europe in spite of what they say. It's just a matter of time before there is a collapse there of the EU as it's currently structured.

The same will occur here. Not in 10 or 20 years, but much sooner. We will be left to reckon with the excesses of government spending solely for the purpose of getting elected and re-elected. The curtain will be pulled back on the Wizard after we've traveled the yellow brick road. Hopefully the Electorate will relearn the civics lesson that teaches us that the Government doesn't have money other than what they get form us.

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