so an editorial in the NYT has the headline
Mr. Obama and No Child Left Behind
even with Presidents that I can not stand I detest journalists using "Mr" when the more prestigious "President" is available.
I think that respect of the office is demanded even if the man can not be respected, and thus "mr" is always wrong.
Where do you stand, and why?
The relationship between the Individual and government is one of adversity
We, the citizens, brought government into existence by a contract among ourselves.
We, the citizens, are the parents of our baby: government.
It shoud look UP
to the Individual citizen
and the citizen shoud look DOWN
upon his hireling, government.
We citizens are like owners of real estate who hire a property
manager and a security guard to whom we provide equipment.
We created this thing so that IT
will serve US
so that WE
will serve IT
(Admittedly, in a military situation, within which it will co-ordinate,
that can be troublesome. Here, I address a domestic situation.)
to bear in mind that the relationship between the domestic jurisdiction of government
and our own personal freedom is INVERSELY PROPORTIONAL
and we must hold that damned government in check, or their will be hell to pay.
Accordingly, we need to keep our priorities straight about WHO
is over WHOM
I disfavor this fawning attitude that u suggest, Hawkeye for those reasons.
Let 's get into the mindset of the citizens (us) looking down
on government, not up and remember
who is boss and owner.
Hitler said: "authority from the top down,
obedience from the bottom up
"; David says: REVERSE THAT
, as well as is possible.
Do THE OPPOSITE
of Hitler 's preference.
To the extent that it is not possible,
we can 't do it, but let 's not pull the rope too far in the rong direction, Hawkeye.