By David Murray, Editor, Vital Speeches of the Day
China’s communist party has issued a ban on political pomp and circumstance, up to and including “empty speeches.”
Apparently in response to public criticism, the party bans rulers from attending “ribbon-cutting ceremonies, groundbreakings or any other self-aggrandizing events, exhibitions or forums,” according to London’s Telegraph.
Perhaps the Democrats and Republicans will follow suit?
(Thanks to correspondent Cindy Starks for steering us to the story.)