"If it be asked, what is to restrain the House of Representatives from making legal discriminations in favor of themselves and a particular class of the society? I answer, the genius of the whole system, the nature of just and constitutional laws, and above all the vigilant and manly spirit which actuates the people of America, a spirit which nourishes freedom, and in return is nourished by it."
— James Madison, Federalist No. 57, 1788 … courtesy of patriotpost.us/subscribe/patriotpost.us/subscribe/ e-mail.
Humorist P.J. O’Rourke describes the recent election as a disaster because we once again elected politcians, with the exception of a couple of angry nuts.
Of course, on this Cato daily podcast, he is out to sell a few more copies of his book "Don’t Vote: It Just Encourages the Bastards."
In it he profanely compares modern politics to a sorority game called "Kill, Screw, Marry" — in which the young ladies playing the game decide which of the three options to apply to three different men. In O’Rourke’s version it is humorously applied to politicians and issues. It works.
If this brief outtake is not enough, here is the near hour-long video of O’Rourke’s book lecture at Cato: