Naming public things

Why oh why do we continue to glorify politicians?  We elect them to do a job, they do the job, often poorly, then we name streets, bridges, airports, parks, schools, and buildings after them, and we give them awards.  This makes as much sense as glorifying street sweepers or doctors.  Even worse, because street sweepers and doctors tend to do useful work.  What kind of sick society do we live us that compels us to put politicians on pedestals?  The next time your local community wants to name something, attend the meeting and suggest we name it after Irena Sendler, or someone like her.

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