Monday, May 6, 2013

Conservatives Encounter Rusty Rock of Governance

It's always amusing when the futile, desperate, noble attempts of the outer party to just get a whiff of real power crash against the rusty rock of governance.  Secretary of State John Kerry's key line from his statement is:
We have to de-mythologize this issue and certainly depoliticize it.
Bewildered conservatives!  Was Benghazi a cover up?  What horror!

Fear not, tender reader, our dear Huckabee is on the case.  As Politico reports:
“I believe that before it’s all over, this president will not fill out his full term. I know that puts me on a limb [...] But, I remind you — as bad as Watergate was, because it broke the trust between the president and the people, no one died. This is more serious because four Americans did in fact die.”
And as the truth about the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi emerges, Huckabee said, “they will have lost the right to govern.”
The right to govern!  Were there such a thing that the governed could revoke by fiat!

The issue here is not that facts were or are irrelevant, inconvenient, misconstrued, evolving, or contradictory.  It's that they are inappropriate.  The truth of the sovereign is not to be implicated, let alone transgressed.

If conservatives were to have had more experience in actual governance, as opposed to the populist whining of democracy's perpetual losers, they might even understand why.

Bewildered conservatives - do feel free to reacquaint yourselves with that old, rusty rock of governance:
No human society can exist without government, nor government without sovereignty, nor sovereignty without infallibility; and this last privilege is so absolutely necessary, that we are obliged to suppose infallibility, even in temporal sovereignties (where it is not), on pain of beholding society dissolved.

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