The clarity is substantially improved by stepping outside of the putrid haze of what is the currently practiced form of political discourse. One can breath more deeply when not coughing up the feet we stuff in our mouths. The sky can be seen again, the clouds of fear, hate and despair float over the horizon. The reverberation of shouts and screams fade and my heartbeat can be heard again.
The alarm of those now politically activated is healthy. They recognize the danger government power, at least when their candidate isn’t holding the whip. My prayer is that it will lead to greater checks to that power, not to a stronger substitute.
Granting or surrendering power to anyone is a dangerous avenue to travel. The scale of the folly corresponds directly to the totality of the control. Without a leash we get Mao, Stalin, Hitler… and the sharp end of the bayonet.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive. –Thomas Jefferson
I couldn’t agree more.