John Ransom

Truth001 wrote: Putin has got to be laughing his rear end off because the US is the only place where the people eat their own. He is got to be saying I can do know wrong I'm a hero to those US media conservative outlets and its checkmate to the US left and its western allies. Oh by the way John post another picture of this guy next time or at least one with a shirt. If you want to look at this guy without a shirt do it in private. --Putin, Not Obama, is the Messiah

Dear Comrade Pravda,

You think that the United States is the only country where politics is practiced? Could have fooled me, but it seems there are a number of countries besides the United States—like all of them—where domestic and foreign policy are criticized by the opposition to the current leaders.

There’s this theory of government where open criticism of government officials helps to keep them honest, their policies fair and their administration able.

Yes, I understand you know nothing about such theories. Your friends in the current government have gone to great lengths to demonstrate that they have no appreciation for the finer qualities of this formerly great government the Founders crafted.

And yes, they did craft this government to be open to debate so that policies would be honest and fair, and their administration able.

Putin isn’t my hero, although I have heard some say that they’re “rootin’ for Putin.”

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I wouldn’t crown him a conservative hero, however. The vast majority of conservatives, I would venture, think he’s a thug and a commie.

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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