Thanks, MDJ, for your fine editorial reporting of the recalcitrance of the various Cobb mayors and other elected representatives who, though being elected by the people for the people, have decided that it’s not in their best interests to actually serve the people when it comes to ascertaining the legality of workers in the counties’ and cities’ employ, but to serve instead the groups who raise the most money and yell the loudest.
What a loathsome pursuit politics has become. Blatantly and flagrantly, they flout the law whenever it suits their own purposes. The model for such sordid behavior, alas, comes to them from the very top: the president himself. This administration has taken mendacity to Olympic sport status. He and they lie, it seems, for sheer enjoyment, smiling all the while. They know, from the president down to county and city levels, that only a very few folks are paying even a modicum of attention to what they’re doing.
Newspaper readership, all too clearly, is way down. Reading in any form, it would appear, is down. The People seem to say, tacitly, “Let George do it.” “George,” by golly, will most certainly “do it;” that is, run government and our lives. But it will be done on their terms, and for their own ends, and not ours, the apathetic People. The country and even the world, will become, more than ever before, divided by the readers and the non-readers; the former ruling the latter.
Given where we find ourselves politically these days, the wryest cynicism falls short.