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How Republicans Will Govern – ‘Glenn Reynolds Asks If Voters Should Pass A Patriotism Test’

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‘You would think that would be that and the circle would be closed (Rudy The Ass saying President Obama isn’t like ‘us’) for the time being, but Professor Glenn Reynolds has found a new angle to approach this with and this time he’s targeting the voters’.

‘Most of his USA Today article is about anything but testing the electorate to see how patriotic they are’.

‘It veered off into a discussion of passions mixing with reason and the virtues of rational emotions and irrational virtues or something like that. Reynolds really went off into a weird tangent until he finally made his point’.

“Perhaps we need to pay closer attention to these questions where presidents are concerned, but perhaps we should go a step farther”:

  • “In a country like ours, where voters reign supreme, it seems as if concern about the patriotism of rulers ought to also apply to voters”.

“Science fiction writer Robert Heinlein, in his famous novel Starship Troopers, envisioned a society where voters, too, had to demonstrate their patriotism before being allowed to vote”.

  • “In his fictional society, the right to vote came only after some kind of dangerous public service — in the military, as a volunteer in dangerous medical experiments, or in other ways that demonstrated a willingness to sacrifice personally for the common good”.

“The thought was that such voters would be more careful, and less selfish, in their voting”.

“So when the five-day wonder of questioning Barack Obama’s patriotism is over, perhaps we should address another question”:

“How patriotic is the electorate? And how long can we survive as a nation if the answer is “not very”? And we should proceed from there”.
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3 thoughts on “How Republicans Will Govern – ‘Glenn Reynolds Asks If Voters Should Pass A Patriotism Test’

  1. They will use government to look after their own interests and not the interest of the nation.

  2. Mr. Militant Negro on said:

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

  3. And I have a guess which of the two parties will be responsible for designing the test.

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