Going Quietly Into the Night
Jules Crittenden on the descent of a once-great state:
Americans have gone from bang to whimper. We have representative government now, anyway, we deserve what we get. Massachusetts voted in one-party government. And Massachusetts just missed a chance to fire a cannon shot across the Legislature’s bow in November when the electorate voted 70-30 against Question One to eliminate the 5 percent income tax. Too “irresponsible.” The Massachusetts Legislature got the message. The descendants and heirs of Minutemen don’t care. They’ll take it quietly.
I'd like some heroin with my coffee, please.