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Certain politicians are promising everything to everyone. It's disgusting.

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“Both for practical reasons and for mathematically verifiable moral reasons, authority and responsibility must be equal - else a balancing takes place as surely as current flows between points of unequal potential. To permit irresponsible authority is to sow disaster; to hold a man responsible for anything he does not control is to behave with blind idiocy. The unlimited democracies were unstable because their citizens were not responsible for the fashion in which they exerted their sovereign authority... other than through the tragic logic of history... No attempt was made to determine whether a voter was socially responsible to the extent of his literally unlimited authority. If he voted the impossible, the disastrous possible happened instead - and responsibility was then forced on him willy-nilly and destroyed both him and his foundationless temple.”

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To my way of thinking, a lot of voters here will be voting the impossible, and that's what scares me the most.

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It seems that, of late, the squawking for reparations by some of the candidates is no longer front and center. IMHO, I think it’s that the pro-reparations candidates realize it’ll likely yield negative returns at the ballot box. That doesn’t mean it’s gone away.

I just read an exceptionally thoughtful piece on the issue. This take-away was especially spot-on:

History is too vast and too complicated to allow for tidy accounting of sins and victimization.

If you’re so inclined to read the rest of it, here it is.

Amen.

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I read it and agree with her 100%.

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Princeton Theological Seminary has vowed to pay $27.6 million in reparations through a series of new initiatives.

According to a press release on the school’s website, the seminary’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted in favor of the plan in order to begin to “repent for its ties to slavery.” ...
”. Read all about it here.

Funny, considering $28mil for “reparations” is just a drop in their $1bil endowment bucket. But, hey. They’re a private institution, so they can knock themselves out.

Amen.

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