Contrary Law of Democracy (to coin a phrase!)

I have noticed that if the powers that be want to perpetuate an unpopular war, they put a Democrat in to silence the anti-war left. If they want more spending and debt, they put a Republican in to silence the fiscally conservative right. This practice is called giving left-cover or right-cover respectively, but I have begun to notice that it’s the rule not the exception. It will take a Republican to increase infrastructure spending and debt while Democrats will make a comeback to oversee the next leg of the endless war. In short, you are likely to get the opposite of what you were voting for in a democracy that ultimately thrives on silencing constituents not representing them. (I also call this Monica’s First Law of Democracy or the Perverse Law of Democracy.)

One comment

  1. Tony Little says:

    Wow. A solid observation. I had no idea that it had a phrase.
    Keep fighting the good fight

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