A slow awakening of our reality is sinking in on many fronts. One of those realities is that we have moved ever more drastically from a nation led by doers to a nation led by non-doers.
Some formulate this as The Doers vs. The ‘Thinkers’ but I think that gives too much credit to the non-doers, and suggests that people who actually build companies, create jobs, and generate economic activity lack the quality of a “thinker.”
This is a theme about which I have written before related to Sarah Palin (Are Anti-Palin Intellectuals Anti-Intelligence?) and the ever-increasing (h/t a reader) predominance of law professors in the Obama administration (Should Law Professors Really Be Running The Government?)
This administration epitomizes this disastrous trend towards governance by those who are only book-smart, life-long politicians, or money-movers. People who never have done anything in their lives to generate the type of sustained, organic economic activity that grows an economy and creates long-term jobs.
The stimulus bill, the pending health care restructuring bills, and the cap-and-tax legislation all are reflective of a mentality that politicians with word-processors and degrees know better than individual Americans what is best for each of us. A fear of what Washington sees as the great unwashed actually making decisions for themselves.
In other words, we have moved towards governance by those who study the people rather than governance by the people.