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02/22/2006 Archived Entry: ""We're losing at the government game" (Jim Bovard)"
WE'RE LOSING AT THE GOVERNMENT GAME." Jim Bovard has done it again. This time in the pages of Newsday. (How'd you end up there, Jim?)
I particularly like this part. After reflecting on polls showing how ignorant Americans are about their own political system, Jim says:
The key is not the raw amount of data ingested, but a more enlightened attitude. An ounce of skepticism is worth a shelf of Federal Registers. The American system of government functioned fairly well in its early decades partly because citizens were wary of politicians offering favors.
The more deference government receives, the more damage politicians can inflict.
Posted by Claire @ 01:37 PM CST