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In need of philosopher kings

24 Jan

Socrates

 

Obama

 

Listening to President Obama give his State of the Union Address tonight, I heard the logical, rational, practical solutions to nearly all of America’s problems. One would expect Congress to rush back into session tomorrow and implement them. So why doesn’t it?

The answer may lie in an ancient Greek adage: Wise men speak; fools decide.

And if I may add something to that: They often are the same person.

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