Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

“Throw The Baby Out With The Bath Water”

What’s not to like about the Republican Party? Well, plenty. How about growing the budget (not counting the war on terrorism) at such a rate that if you did not know differently you would think that the Democrats were in control? Or, how about the failure to address the illegal immigration problem that is threatening to bankrupt our social services programs and destroy our health care system? I’m sure you can add to the list all by yourself.

So, if you don’t like what the Republican Party has done, you can vote them out and put in the Democrats. Anyone who is conservatively oriented and follows that advice is ignorant beyond description. That’s the sort of thing that people used to call throwing the baby out with the bath water. Let’s hope that the American people are smarter than I fear. It would not take too many swing voters and weak-brained conservative folk to throw in with the Democratic folks to really screw up the country once again. Screw it up by again by allowing the Democratic Party leadership, which is generally leftist, to resume stacking the judgeships. The Democratic Party knows that it can not gain its way quickly through the legislative process, but it can get instant results by judicial fiat.