Friday, November 2, 2012

The Stakes

One of the things I like most about Charles Krauthammer is his roll-your-eyes realism that's almost, but not quite, cynicism about politics and politicians generally.  For a man who was reared in Quebec, it's a most American of traits.

FOX News's Brit Hume has it too, as did the late David Brinkley before him.

That being said consider the last line of today's Krauthammer column, his last before the election next Tuesday.
Every four years we are told that the coming election is the most important of one’s life. This time it might actually be true. At stake is the relation between citizen and state, the very nature of the American social contract.
He's right.  Do make sure you vote next Tuesday if not before.


  1. He's an ex-Democrat so he doesn't understand that the social contract is not between citizen and state (FDR's view) but between citizens who then approve a limited government. That's why government can be unlimited in the liberal view but must be limited in the constitutionalist view of those who believe in the Declaration.

  2. Good catch Jaffanese American!

    But he's on our side now, so I'll take him.