“Yes, Mr. Presdent” an essay by Dan Miller

Today’s Guest Saturday post comes to us from Dan Miller of the DanMillerInPanama blog. The article was originally published on May 30, 2013.

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Yes, Mr. President

Yes, Minister was among my few favorite television programs
back when I watched television in the United States.

Here is a twenty-nine minute segment of Yes, Prime Minister, wherein the new British PM, Mr. Hacker, decides that “the time is not right” for his Grand Plan — that Britain cancel Trident and reinstitute the military draft.

Might President Obama’s advisers learn something from PM Hacker’s advisers? Possibly, although they already seem quite adept at stifling any of President Obama’s good ideas — of which he appears to have had had very few if any.

If you want some laughs, watch it. It’s rather pleasing to find at least a few things about which to laugh now, even though they are in the past and seem at most remotely like those in the present.

Then, having recovered from laughing, please watch this video by a former school teacher who could not, and refused to, take it any more. No laughs are to be found there.

Our system of statist education does not work, nor will it — other than to promote more statism along with less individual freedom and more “zero tolerance” for anything that riles the left.

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About Dan

I was graduated from Yale University in 1963 with a B.A. in economics and from the University of Virginia School of law, where I was the notes editor of the Virginia Law Review, in 1966. Following four years of active duty with the Army JAG Corps, with two tours in Korea, I entered private practice in Washington, D.C. specializing in communications law. I retired in 1996 to sail with my wife, Jeanie, on our sailboat Namaste to and in the Caribbean. In 2002, we settled in the Republic of Panama and live in a very rural area up in the mountains.

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