News here from the people's republic of New Jersey. It may come as a surprise, but there are still traditional Americans in New Jersey. Like populations under pressure everywhere, they tend to flee toward the mountains, in this case, the state's hilly Northwest corner. They are a dying breed and no less so for having weaklings and nitwits in their midst. This tension was brought into sharp relief today when the Morris County Republican Chairman decided to withhold his endorsement from an incumbent legislator for 'Telling people he served them in Trenton by doing nothing,' (or words to that effect.) It staggers my imagination how, in a state bankrupted by the exertions of politicians determined to"Do Something," anyone could find fault with this simple, noble sentiment.
Michael Patrick Carrol, the legislator in question, is a genuine intellectual and a tireless defender of the freedoms and purses of his constituents. He understands that by serving as a stumbling block to the passions and follies of his colleagues he performs a true service. It's a pity that the moronic Chairman (who doesn't deserve to be named) either doesn't understand this, or prefers to pander to the delusions of the simplest voters, as no doubt his Democrat opposite number does.
But this is precisely why our republic is doomed. Once politics descends into a bidding war controlled by cretins who feel that they must "Do Something", it's only a matter of time before the the productive citizens can no longer produce enough wealth for the cretins to distribute. Nationally, that is where we are now. New Jersey has been there for at least 15 years. Carrol at least, can take satisfaction knowing that he is not part of the problem.