Thursday, September 22, 2011

One to Watch

Here is my female candidate for President in 2016:

I heard an interview with her several months ago about her frustration with the inability of Congress to create a Consumer Protection Agency that had some teeth. This pictured quote is what I have been trying to articulate for a long time.

What do we think? Is there some unspoken underlying social contract? What obligations to our country and fellowmen come with being a free citizen?


Melanie said...

I've never thought of it this way. Very convincing. I really like what Warren Buffett has recently said about some of his employees paying more taxes than he does...and how that's not right.

In one of my American Studies classes we discussed the idea of the self-made man (or woman)that was, and to a degree still is, part of the American psyche. This idea might be what causes some of the middle class to oppose tax cuts for the very rich, even though most of us will never be in that category.

Scully said...

I adore Elizabeth Warren. She always has the most insightful and intriguing things to say that are also understandable and relatable. She is always great on The Daily Show.

Kimberly Bluestocking said...

It's good to be reminded that helping each other out is logical and beneficial, in addition to being the fair, noble thing to do.

Julia said...

I too love this quote. In my interview for grad school we had some group discussions on a similar theme (although in that case it dealt largely with political minority/majority issues). I like to think we live in an equal opportunity (as opposed to equal entitlement) nation, but we should all remember that equal opportunity is something provided by society. A social framework is required before you can even define success.

Shiree said...

You shouldn't have mentioned your blog to me today, Nan. I found it. And I love it. :) You have another reader. And I really love this quote, too. I feel the same way.