Tuesday, December 20, 2011
So focused have I been on bad news lately that not until today, while researching this Daily Dot story about Anonymous' alleged threat to hack the Iowa GOP caucus, did I realize Ron Paul is currently on track to win the caucus race. At first glance that looks like good news -- longtime readers of this-here blog might recall that in 2008, I stained my soul by spending six whole days as a registered Republican solely so I could vote for Paul in the GOP primary -- but then I thought: why should one man matter so much? Suppose everything works out just as I hope: Paul wins the caucus, wins the GOP nod, wins the election and restores all the constitutional rights we've lost these past ten years. Sounds great, but if the system's only as good as the guy in charge, how are we any different from an absolute monarchy? Whatever happened to checks and balances?