Standing against big government and for the people!
The State of the Union speech last night reminded me of a speech made by an African politician to a remote native village. The village elder arranged for a group meeting on a hillside at the edge of the village, and introduced the politician to the group.
The politician started with his assessment of the situation with an "Isn't it awful" list of things that needed to be accomplished. Next, he started down the list, outlining government programs that would fix each problem and bring prosperity to the country, including them. As he finished describing his first fix, some in the crowd shouted "Umgawa." As he finished his second promise, more people shouted "Umgawa." He was on a roll. By the end of his speech, everyone was chanting "Umgawa, Umgawa, Umgawa."
The village elder asked his guest if he would like a village tour when the politician spotted a strange animal in the forest that he had never seen before. The politician asked his host if the animal was a unicorn. The elder responded, "Yes, we grow them here." The politician asked, "Mind if I take a closer look?" The elder responded, "You may proceed as you wish, but be careful that you do not step in the umgawa."