Dear Fellow Founder-Stalkers,
We noticed that our posts were more and more frequently about the 2008 Presidential election and less and less about proper founder stalking, so we joined a group blog that allows us to discuss more modern-day issues without sullying our reputation as an unimpeachable founder-stalker. We shall resume founder stalking after the election, or whenever we feel like it.
Please read Political Cotton Candy for now.
And don't cry darlings, we'll be back soon.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Dear Fellow Founder-Stalkers,
Posted by Jen M. at 1:46 PM
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Oligarchy (Greek Ὀλιγαρχία, Oligarkhía) is a form of government where political power effectively rests with a small elite segment of society (whether distinguished by wealth, family or military powers). The word oligarchy is from the Greek words for "few" (ὀλίγον óligon) and "rule" (ἄρχω arkho). Compare with autocracy (rule by one person) and democracy (rule by the majority).
Tommy wrote a letter to Gerrymander on January 26, 1799 when he was hoping to become president that pretty well sums up his political principles and pointedly denounces hereditary office holding:
I do then, with sincere zeal, wish an inviolable preservation of our present federal constitution, according to the true sense in which it was adopted by the States, that in which it was advocated by it's friends, & not that which it's enemies apprehended, who therefore became it's enemies; and I am opposed to the monarchising it's features by the forms of it's administration, with a view to conciliate a first transition to a President & Senate for life, & from that to a hereditary tenure of these offices, & thus to worm out the elective principle.
M.O.W. believes that when Senator Obama argues that Senator Clinton represents "politics as usual," that this might be a part of what he means.
What say you, Founder-Stalkers?
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
We ask, dear fellow founder stalkers, by these criteria who is the patriot? We believe that it is clear that Senator Obama alone possesses true patriotism. One candidate is a war hero, yes, but that is not the same as being a partriot by Bolingbroke's (or the founders') standard. Another candidate is a party hack, a policy wonk, who claims that her experience with her party gives her the credibility that Senator Obama lacks. Senator Clinton is mistaken. Her experience makes her a part of the problem, not the solution. The true patriot rejects party in order to unite, Senator Clinton embraces party in order to divide.
Alienated voters do not vote. And Senator Clinton is practising the politics of alienation.
As we witnessed in our conversations at the caucus last night the people are very aware that they are being insulted by Senator Clinton, the media, and the Republican Party (this is the company you keep Senator Clinton?). They are tired of politics as usual. They want to believe that we can make a difference in politics and improve all of our lives. Calling the people stupid followers of empty rhetoric is a failing strategy because it will only alienate those Americans who are excited about politics for the first time in a long while.
Senator Clinton stands for politics as usual, Senator Obama stands for patriotism.