A famed Iowahawk
meme has been, all to accurately, used to describe every kind of institution, from the Smithsonian
and the NFL
to, most notoriously, college campuses
around the country:
1. Identify a respected institution.
2. kill it.
3. gut it.
4. wear its carcass as a skin suit, while demanding respect.
Of course, what is the most venerable institution of all? Isn't it the United States government — most notably the IRS, the FBI, and the State Department, as well as the White House itself?
's meme is the story of Barack "fundamentally transform the United States" Obama and the Obama administration, and David Burge
's meme will be the story of the Hillary Clinton administration.
What can we expect regarding the Supreme Court, the Senate, and the House of Representatives under a Hillary administration, as well as "the miracle at Philadelphia" — the Constitution itself?!
Turning America, one step at a time, into a banana republic
: For this, you can thank in great part the 26th Amendment.
In reply to "Old enough to fight, old enough to vote," the reasonable reply ought to have been the French proverb, "si jeunesse savait, si vieillesse pouvait
("If youth had the knowledge, if old age had the energy", i.e., Youth
is wasted on the young).
To the Yahoo Answers question
, "What is meant by 'youth is wasted on the young'?", the "Best Answer" reads in part:
It means that young people have everything going for them physically;
they're in the best health they will ever be in; their minds are sharp
and clear BUT they lack patience, understanding and wisdom which results
in so much wasted effort.
In other words, Youth has the muscle, so it fights, it goes to war.
Adulthood has the wisdom, so it votes, it takes care of the laws.
Before you are tempted to protest, let's add to the previous sentence: Adulthood has the wisdom, so it votes, it takes care of the laws; including the laws concerning the beings for whom they have the deepest love in this life — their very own sons
Think of this: don't the reasons given for the
Amendment XXVI turn out to be some of the most extreme-leftist arguments
Indeed, what is the main assumption behind "Old enough to fight, old enough to vote"?
That a boy's (or girl's) father, and a boy's mother, are clueless clods, incapable of reflecting beyond their own self-interest, thinking of nobody but themselves, far too clueless not to vote in favor of what would be the best for their son (or daughter), especially in what concerns matters of life and death; no, for that, you need to go somewhere else.
And what would that else one should go to be? Tthe government, of course, and its politicians (those white knights in shining armor come to rescue a hapless citizenry, in this case the young), which has/have so effectively taken over the roles of family (as well as religion) — Big Brother — all over the Western world.
… young people … lack patience, understanding and wisdom which results
in so much wasted effort
Another reasonable reply to "Old enough to fight, old enough to vote" would be the famed saying:
If, at 20, you don't lean to the left, you have no heart;
If, at 30, you don't lean to the right, you have no brains.
You have no choice but to wonder whether the United States is where it is at — institutions identified, killed, and gutted, with respect demanded (not to mention "5
Make the carcass apologize") — because it has, out of a sense of "justice" and "fairness", enacted amendment after amendment during the 20th century, most of which have undermined the Republic while building Democracy, thereby enabling the era of the Drama Queen
You have no choice but to wonder whether the entire Western world is where it is at because it has allowed election after election to be decided by millions of immature voters lacking "patience, understanding and wisdom which results
in so much wasted effort";
election after election to be decided by millions of immature voters with plenty of passion ("this is not who we are") but with no brains.
No brains at all…
To repeat what I wrote on Sunday
Never would I have thought that the Republican Party, and the United
States of America, was ready to commit suicide — certainly not in my lifetime…
“From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some
trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow?
Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia … could not by force take a
drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial
of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be
its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever
or die by suicide.”
— Abraham Lincoln