Friday, June 17, 2022

the comment I left on Instapundit

How pendular are our politics these days? Here in Korea, it's become very Punch and Judy: the conservatives leave power, and some of them get arrested for corruption as the liberals take power. Then the liberals get arrested for corruption by the conservatives, and on and on it goes.

Biden comes into office, and the first thing he does is sign a whole slew of executive orders that undo most of Trump's work. Assuming Trump ends up back in office, will he sign orders undoing Biden's shit-show? Can we expect this to happen from now on, with the country constantly oscillating back and forth as successive presidents undo the work of their predecessors? Hm. Maybe, on balance, this will result in government constantly canceling itself out. And maybe, from the conservative perspective, that's actually a good thing. The problem, of course, is that it's not a gentle seesaw we're seeing: it's more like a car that's careening wildly and dangerously this way and that. Lives are at stake, and this is no way to run a country.

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