Politics: Defined and Illustrated
Politics defined: Politics is a socially acceptable way of expressing and acting on criminal tendencies.
Politics illustrated: Larry King interview with Bill Bennett, then the US Drug Czar, June 15, 1989:
“My question to Mr. Bennett. Why build prisons? Get tough like Arabia. Behead the damned drug dealers. We’re just too darned soft.”
“So spoke a caller on a talk show featuring William Bennett. Bennett responded: ‘It’s actually – there’s an interesting point. One of the things I think is a problem is that we are not doing enough that is morally proportional to the nature of the offense. I mean, what the caller suggests is morally plausible. Legally, it’s difficult. But say…..’”
Larry King: “Behead?”
Bennett: “Yeah. Morally, I don’t have a problem with that.”