Arrogance of Elite
To the Editor:
I remain confused; however, hypocrisy has always left me at a loss for words.
I have never espoused any political leanings. The body politic has always left me with a sickening sense of logic lost. It seems that the same blowhards of seventh grade are reproduced in the present-day choices at hand. Their insecurity is thinly masked by an arrogance found only in politicos.
The recent snit by Ann Romney is audacious and absurd. The last time I looked, she was not running for office. If you place large sums, out of sight, in foreign countries, there is only one reason to do that. If you do not like what people will say, then do not run for the highest office in the land.
I lived abroad, my children were born and raised there, and the company I kept was international and interesting. I became quite familiar with the practice of Swiss accounts. In many cases, they offer negative interest, simply to babysit tax-free money.
I find that the Republican women with whom I grew up, and in many cases those who were responsible for my day-to-day education, were a thoughtful and forward-thinking collection of talent. They did not practice entitlement, nor a double standard of opportunity.
The present contradictions held out for view, but which are not seen by the voters, cause me great dismay. The simplest is the demand for less government, except when treading on the most modest areas of a man or woman’s life. The unmentioned idea that someone with Ann Romney’s disease might just not be able to purchase a horse for dressage – and write it off as a necessary health expense. My children brought home sufficient ribbons from horse shows; it is hardly therapeutic.
I believe that we absolutely need regulations on those who feel that they travel in rarified air. I have traveled there, but never without a conscience.
It seems as though many who have thrown their support behind the moneyed elite of both parties, including other politicos, have come to believe the self-serving noise at the cocktail parties or at the clubs, the same clubs to which they might not otherwise ever be invited.
Long Beach Township