Why Politics And History Do Not Mix

Afield in Iowa

Wisdom calls aloud outside; She raises her voice in the open squares.  She cries out in the chief concourses, at the openings of the gates in the city She speaks her words:  “How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity?  For scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge.” – Proverbs 1:20-22 (NKJV)

Ever notice that one political party in the U.S. seems to never pay attention to what has worked or failed throughout history when it comes to the basic philosophies of governing while the other major political party never learns from history when it comes to strategy and messaging?  Ever wonder why we keep repeating the same mistakes of the past over and over again, departing from what works to what feels better?

Have people fundamentally changed over the last ten millennia?  No.  Do people still want all the same things from government they…

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