Deserved Government

One the nice things about a democracy is the people get the government they deserve.
If they are greedy, they will elect politicians who will promise abundance, then rob them blind.
If they are bigots, they will elect politicians who care only for themselves, not even for the bigots who elected them.
If they are hateful, they will elect politicians who promise war, then find themselves stuck with bills and invalid sons.
If they are bullies, they will elect politicians who meddle in their religious and sexual lives.
If they are compassionate, they will elect politicians to see they too are cared for in hard times.
If they are forward looking, they will elect politicians who protect the environment for generations to come.
If they are skeptical, they will elect politicians brave enough to tell the truth.
It is so cosmically just.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)