Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bring on the Foreign Overlords

There's something refreshing about the mounting evidence that the president's birth certificate is a (rather crude) forgery: the floodgates are now open to anyone around the world who wants to be an American president. All they need is a Hawaiian birth certificate (which you can get without proof you were born in Hawaii), and they're in.

Allow me to make the first nomination: Hugh Hendry. He's a Scottish financial guy, but my affinity for Scottish financial guys (Adam Smith and David Hume, for example) is not the reason for the nomination. It is this quote of Hendry's.

We have reached a profound point in economic history where the truth is unpalatable to the political class – and that truth is that the scale and magnitude of the problem is larger than their ability to respond – and it terrifies them.
"The truth is unpalatable to the political class"--profoundly true. When the response to excessive government debt is more government debt, leaders are putting their fingers in their ears and wishing their false understanding of economics would come true.

Of course, not every foreigner is up to faking American citizenship. (You have to spend two (?) years at Columbia to learn that.) So our next task is finding Americans who will say these truths, and hoping a majority of voting Americans will support them. Now who's wishing his false understanding will come true?

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