October 18, 2016

IT CAN’T HAPPEN HERE. CAN IT? “Trump may be an outlet for the anger of many Americans, but his defeat will not end their disaffection. . . . Republics are first and foremost tests of faith. Hundreds of millions of people must believe in the system of government our forebears collectively agreed to; and they must believe the elections are free and fair and that the rule of law applies to all — the lowliest of the low and highest and mightiest. Otherwise, the Constitution is just so many very eloquent words written on really old pieces of paper.”

Our feckless political class seems unaware of this, or maybe just uncaring so long as they get theirs.

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