“The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president.”
The quote above has circulated widely on social media outlets. It has been attributed, most likely incorrectly (see link below), to Vaclav Klaus, former president of the Czech Republic. Whoever it is who wrote the statement, however, hit the nail squarely on the head.
It is without question that Barack Obama has done more harm to our nation than even President Carter did in the 1970’s. Not only do our international enemies hate us, they now kidnap or capture American citizens and murder them with no fear of retribution. Obama freely gives up things that are rightfully ours, just as Carter willingly turned over the Panama Canal. We recently handed over 1/5th of our uranium production to Russia. Our country has become a laughing stock in the international community.
Yet, it is not Obama’s fault. It’s ours. We elected him.
How did we become a nation with a “depraved electorate” made up of a “confederacy of fools?” Maybe it was in the late 2000’s when federal education mandates required that common standards that will actually do little to educate children be used in all public schools. It may have come during the phase of the 1990’s to make certain that every child had a strong self-esteem whether or not they were actually good at anything. It might have begun in the late 1970’s when our government violated The Constitution and formed a federal Department of Education to oversee the school down the street from where you live even though they can’t name a single child who attends there. Whatever the cause, the “confederacy of fools” can easily be blamed for electing a president who does not care about this nation.
At some point, though, it must end. It’s not a quick fix. Even if conservatives can convince voters to elect a Republican, it will make no difference if the Republican is actually a RINO. A well-educated and informed voter block is completely necessary if we want to elect people who will actually do a good job in office.
A “depraved electorate” consisting of a “confederacy of fools,” indeed. We certainly have a lot of work to do.