What do history's most notorious despots have in common with many of the flag-waving, patriotic politicians of our day? Both groups rise to power through the exploitation of fear, which has become a societal plague. There have been widespread casualties. We need an antidote. Feardom offers its readers a much-needed immunization.
If you commute on I-15 in Utah you’ve no doubt seen some of Orrin Hatch’s new billboards. They feature a picture of the Senator with a watered-down definition or two of four words that allegedly represent Hatch: clout, heart, gutsy, and bold.
As soon as I saw the first one, I rolled my eyes (quite dramatically to emphasize my loathing) and knew I had to photoshop my own. I mean, any Senator who says this:
I was asked this afternoon by a large body of media: Is [the Flag Protection Amendment to the Constitution] the most important thing the Senate could be doing at this time? I can tell you: You’re darned right it is.
is obviously out of touch with the more important issues at hand. No wonder 74% of Americans think Congress is “out of touch”.
Ladies and gents, I give you my proposed billboard for Senator Hatch:
Anybody want to foot the bill to get this put up on along I-15? :) When election time comes, do America a favor and vote for Scott.