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Dear Reader: This “BEST of Common Sense” comment originally aired on July 4, 2007. A longer version published at was picked up by Rush Limbaugh and read on his radio show. —PJ

Could Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards actually be right about something? Not where to go to get a haircut, mind you, I mean about there being two Americas.

There is the vibrant America . . . and the stagnant one.

There is the America of ever-increasing wealth, innovation, creativity, new products and services. Choices galore.

And there is the politician’s America: The regulated America, the subsidized America, the earmarked America. The failing America.

In one America, it is what you produce that gets you ahead. In the other, it’s who you know.

In one America, to earmark some money means setting aside funds (into savings) for a purchase — a car, house, college.

In the other America, to earmark is to grab from taxpayers to give to cronies. It is the highest rite of career politicians: Buying their votes with other people’s money. Oh, there have been reforms, sure. But a recent bill in the House had 32,000 earmark requests.

In one America, we decide what we pay for. We choose constantly about little things and big. We call the shots. Or we walk down the street and associate with someone else. So we have some faith in those we work with.

In the other America, we vote. But we rarely get what we vote for.

Maybe that’s why the new Democratic Congress just registered the lowest approval rating in poll history.

It surely isn’t because folks love the Republicans.

This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.

By: Redactor


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  2. rpu28 says:

    Some people have the ability to produce; some don’t. Those who don’t are left to make a living off those who do, and what better way to do that than become a lawyer and/or Congressman? Then you can simply tell the producers, “Give me your money”. No need to say “please”.

  3. Bob Sawyer says:

    The Democrat Controlled has “Jokingly” responded to question’s asked them about the Constitution that “They have NO Use For It in Making Law’s” and that only 1% on the Elected members of the House have Read The Constitution and Understand It!
    These are Not The People who should Be Running “AMERICA and Making the Laws”

  4. John Giudice says:

    How long will America have their heads in the sand? How long will the left have blinders on? I pray it’s not too long, on both counts. Our nation depends on those of us that have eyes to see and ears to hear.

  5. Jim says:

    Strange to say, these incumbents are lawfully bound by Oath of Office to “defend, protect & uphold the Constiution” yet so very rarely do. Instead they seek ways to go around (or THROUGH) it.

    At best, they’re low-life Oath Breakers. At worst…Well, I’m not going to type the word I’m *really* thinking, so I’ll have to settle with “CRIMINAL” for a description.

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