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Thomas Jefferson Warned Us – The American Spectator

08/07/2011

“At some point, isn’t it time to admit the system is broken?” So wrote Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein on Thursday. It was a phrase in widespread use for the past few weeks.

The intro to CBS News’ Face the Nation on Sunday asked, “As Americans watch a broken government, can Washington avoid economic catastrophe?”

“Government is broken and it’s not going to be repaired by next Tuesday,” Bob Edgar, head of Common Cause, said last week.

Something that is broken does not work as intended. It has been damaged by an outside force. The debt ceiling negotiations revealed many things, but never that the United States government is broken. On the contrary, the government worked exactly as designed.

Read More at  The American Spectator.

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