Hey, remember when ol’ Dubya said, ‘Why is our children not learning?’ I think he was on to something there. No, wait, hear me out, I haven’t been on an espresso IV drip. I think we need to apply this theorem to our government. To wit, ‘Why is our politicians not learning?’ The solution is this. Remember back in the day, those of you around my age of 40-and-over, when if you did poorly in school, they made you attend Summer School? Look no further, America! I proudly present: Summer School For Politicians! Yes, it all boils down to education, I suspect. We need to appoint a Schoolmaster to run it and install a big chalkboard right up there in the Capitol Classroom. If they don’t attend, hey, they get an F and then fired and pensions revoked. Let’s see how it’d work, shall we?
‘All right, class, settle down, we’ve got a lot to cover. Hillary? I’ll take those iPads. Hand them over here. I warned you about bringing those to class before. Now then, let’s get started. Senator John McCain! Come up to the blackboard and draw the Persian Gulf and, specifically, Iran. Demonstrate to the class how you’re going to invade Iran and please show your work. More to the point, show how you’re going to win that war.’ ‘I can’t! I’m not a military strategist!’ ‘EXACTLY, John! So sit down there, Alexander the Great, and take out your notebook and pencil. I want you to write 500 times: ‘I will not disrupt class again talking about starting wars without permission’. Anyone else want to come up to the board and solve this problem? Again, the problem was: ‘Is starting a war with Iran a logical course of action. And, if so, can we prove it can be won?’ Remember the other part of the equation; that if we lose the war, everyone who was in favor of it loses his job and pension. Anyone else? Senator Cruz? What about you?’ ‘Huh? What?’ ‘AHA! Sleeping in class again! I want you to go see the principal after class.’
This post was published at Lew Rockwell on October 2, 2015.