Why isn't the current political conflict in Washington regarded with same admiration that we regard other popular revolts against opressive government.
Popular uprisings against expensive, capricious and oppressive government are among the most inspiring stories in History. The Exodus, the Reformation, the American Revolution, the French Revolution, the Russian Revolution (the first one, not the Bolshevik counter revolution), the fall of the Soviet Union etc. etc.
In a way, the current conflict about the size, the cost and the role of American government has elements of the same theme. And yet, people act as if it is something else. Why?