03 June 2013

Uncommon Commentary #345

Many opinioneers correctly decry our government as dysfunctional, corrupt, and, as the scandals of the current presidential administration have reminded us, sometimes even oppressive.  Judge Andrew Napolitano, for instance, with whom I usually agree despite his excessive reverence for the USA's Founding Fathers, often likens the present regime's practices to those of King and Parliament that allegedly impelled (some of the) denizens of the Thirteen Colonies to revolt against the rule of the home country.  These pundits, however, always shrink from what I consider to be the inescapable conclusion of their logic, which is that what some call the "American experiment" has failed and that we're no better governed—indeed, probably worse so—than we would be had we never waged our war of independence.