Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The wisdom of Theodore Roosevelt (part 5)

The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)
26th President of the United States

Generally I respect the pithy wisdom of the first President Roosevelt.

In this case, I have to say I don’t know what Teddy was smokin’ when he uttered these words.

In his day, politics was every bit as roughshod as it is today, even though candidates weren’t able to make asses of themselves on Twitter and we didn’t have any faux debates on television.

Today some of us amuse ourselves with over-indulgence in the political arena, and some of us think we’re watching the slow death of democracy.

The politics of decency isn’t on the mind of any candidate, as far as I can see.

Honestly, I’ve given up wishing for it.

Maybe we need another Teddy with a big stick to bang some sense into the heads of the frontrunners, because that decency dog don’t hunt no more.

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