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.)

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One Response to Contrary Law of Democracy (to coin a phrase!)

  1. Tony Little says:

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

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