I had a very interesting experience this morning while reading World Magazine.
It started when I read a quote from Christopher Dodd (Sen D-CT) stating “No one will know until this is actually in place how it works.” The thought came to me, (not for the first time) “How could such foolishness exist in our leadership. More accurately, how could someone touting such foolishness be re-elected time and time again.”
No sooner had I asked myself this question then I saw an answer. “They couldn’t have been spies. Look what she did with the hydrangeas.” This quote was attributed to JESSIE GUGIG, a teenage coomenting on her neighbor Cynthia Murphy whom authorities say is part of Russian spy ring in the U.S.
So how does the gardening quote realte to the senator’s quote? Simple. We no long teach people how to think and reason. The non-sequitor that a good gardener could not be a spy is on par with creating legislation that we have no idea how it will work. The level of debate in both quotes is so vapid as to be worse than useless.
I was taught not to sign a contract I didn’t read to avoid agreeing to something I didn’t know about. A note to all legislators at all level of government, if you don’t know how a piece of legislation works, don’t vote for it, PERIOD! To everyone trying to decide if someone is qualified to hold a position of trust, (or capable of doing us harm) worry less about their gardens or what they say, pay attention to their character and what they do.