Archive for January 18th, 2009

Another Inauguration of the Imperial Presidency »

America’s first president George Washington noted that: Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action. And 19th-century English historian and political philosopher Lord Acton incisively stated that: Power tends to corrupt,...
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Another Presidential Inaugural Speech »

I listened today to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidential inaugural speech. No, not the famous one given in 1933, in which he assured Americans that they had nothing to fear but fear itself, but the one he gave in 1941, as he began his third term as president. It’s a good speech, as such speeches go....
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Survey Finds Three of Ten Americans Are Clueless »

A recent public-opinion survey reports the following findings: Sixty-eight percent of those questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll released Sunday said that Bush’s eight years in the White House were a failure. . . . Thirty-one percent said they consider Bush’s presidency a success. . . . Only 3 percent of those questioned...
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