WASHINGTON: The daughter of a Puerto Rican mother and a Bronx-born father, Ocasio-Cortez earned a degree in economics and international relations from Boston University. The New York Times calls her a “Giant Slayer.”
Once upon a time when there was reasonable representation in Congress, one representative per 30.000 people, relatively few had formal educational skills. However, they all had a modicum of common sense. In a word they were competent.
Senators and Representatives were elected by their neighbors, the people with whom they lived and worked.
Now with a monstrous “republic” of 300 million citizens living within six million square miles, a single representative represents approximately 700,000 constituents. No one Senator or Representative knows all their constituents.
Therefore, it is little wonder that there are a large number of infantile congressmen, like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Alex the Great or grating?) slipping through the cracks.
“One road leads home, and a thousand roads lead into the wilderness.” C.S. Lewis
“I was born in a place where your zip code determines your destiny.” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
However, with so many to be represented by a single representative, it is probably an axiom of nature that many will say, “to hell with it” and not vote at all. Thus leaving the mob to gather and elect the current rankling boobs in office.
A government designed for thousands, not millions
This voter population-growth quickly overgrew a small manageable government that Thomas Jefferson first envisioned. A republic that has degenerated into the present mob system of democracy for a single state. The United States leaving far behind These United States as originally intended.
Two early politicians with very different backgrounds
Early representatives of the people include Thomas Jefferson, president and statesman, and Davey Crockett, the “King of the Wild Frontier”. Crockett not only fought in the Texas revolution, he also represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives. They were very different men.
While Thomas Jefferson could read multiple languages, Crockett could read men’s character. And both understood life and the immediate world around them.
However, Crockett and Jefferson had at least one thing in common. Both were damn well sure of the cost of an item before and after it was taxed. Both gentlemen knew who was paying taxes.
They knew how to create money and from whence wealth comes.
Ocasio-Cortez is not the exception to the uneducated rule, she is, sadly, the rule.
This woman supposedly has an economics degree. Though whatever economics she has studied has a gaping hole in it. “Free education,” according to Ocasio-Cortez, apparently means that all you need is faith, hope and a little pixie dust to provide Americans everything they want.
While Jefferson and Crockett were most likely not familiar with pixie dust, they surely had faith and hope. And they were familiar with work and clear thought. They understood that if you buy an item for a nickel, refine it, and then sell it for seven cents, our profit is two cents. Until the woosh of the proverbial toilet flush as the government takes your profit.
This concept is unknown at Ocasio-Cortez’s alma mater, Boston U. That or she simply failed to grasp it.
However, enough of the economic genius of the Junior Senator from New York’s 14th congressional district
Ocasio-Cortez on the illegal refugee caravan
More recently Ocasio-Cortez is comparing the caravan of illegal alien wannabes threatening to crash the Southern US border is akin to the Jews who fled the ovens and work camps of the Nazis during the 1930s.
Oh, Alex, how great thou art! (not)
If the electorate needs this little nugget of stupidity explained to them, then many voters have already rushed past the point of no return. Being from Texas, I can tell you that Shelia Jackson Lee, going up against Ocasio-Cortez, may lose her faux pas world title.
There is little point in attempting to debate most of the blabbering drivel of would be “public servants.” a They are beyond the help of any moderately intelligent man or woman.
Jefferson would listen with a quizzical look on his face, at a loss for words to most of the absurd statement they utter. Davy would pull his coonskin cap down over his eyes and return to the coon hunt.
So much (all?) of the headline news now belongs in the comic section. Moreover, what remains of the “republic” continues its slide into hell.