If there is one thing I can’t stand, it is being told what to think. Even worse, I get testy when someone implies that I, or others, am not on the same page intellectually simply due to growing up in a rural area, daring to live in “fly over” country. In short, I cannot stand elitism in any form. That is why I love this fairly recent post by the Anchoress. She appears to get to the bottom of what I see as a fundamental flaw in our government at the moment. The supposedly “elite” politicos mistakenly believe that they know what is best for all of us peons out there.
My personal belief is that government that governs best governs least. As one can imagine, I am not fond of the current political landscape at all. I just wonder when everyone will wake up. More importantly, I wonder if they’ll wake up before we had too far down this path.
Every day I see empty businesses, more houses for sale, people paying for fuel with change, and yet no one wants to admit just how bad the economy is. I feel imminently lied to by what passes for “leadership” in all levels of government (and in all major parties), as well as the educational establishment. I grew up hearing that all it takes to succeed in the United States is an education and a willingness to work hard. I have both, and yet I feel so limited at the moment, I have a hard time believing that it is still true. I hope that I am wrong.