The lack of response to my last post, even from my usual "commentators," has caused me to wonder.
Is this space becoming too "heavy," laden with concerns of a questionable nature?
Have I become "ivory tower," catering to intellectuals and ignoring the seemingly more pressing issues of life?
Well, I thought that the nature of power in government is a constant concern, given how much people just loooooove to complain about the government and its faults. I thought that, through examining the roots of power in government, we might come to some answers that would be directly pertinent to our times.
Will I just lighten up already?
Not on your life. Those who know me know that I am not like that.
To lay out the agenda, I may have one more piece on the last topic, introducing ideas of separation of powers and government by contract (think Thomas Hobbes, not Jean-Jacques Rousseau here).
Then, I was struck by a (syndicated) article in the Sunday Wisconsin State Journal last week.
It seems that Garrison Keillor is calling for the impeachment of President Bush.
When such a figure as Keillor calls for such a course of action, it bears notice. He is best known for his Prarie Home Companion on NPR and wistful tales of Lake Woebegon, not being, well, a political hack like me.
I think this can segue nicely into a discussion of impeachment, the laws for it, some historical case studies of it (there are only two), and a reflection on this course of action.
If you want to see me lighten up, stop by on a Friday night, not before.
"Check the Box Sunday"
5 weeks ago