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Mon Dec 18, 2017, 05:51 PM

3. Absolutely agree!

In fact, just this morning I read a piece that stated how we're all beginning to realize that a good portion of our governance has relied on the 'honor system,' an assumption that the majority of men and women in government would adhere to the existing norms and traditions you mention above.

Clearly, that is not the case in the Age of Trumpism when a large swath of people have compromised themselves and the country itself with barely a hiccup.

It is frightening and it does comprise members on both sides of the aisle. We're being sorely tested as a Nation. Which is why I think we need to be prepared for what's coming down the pike. Then--assuming we survive this period of chaos and arson--we immediately shore up those loopholes, the open doors and windows that basically invite burglars in to steal the china and silverware, and then gleefully throw a match on their way out.

We're being taught a lesson the hard way: never underestimate the base instincts of small men acquiring a little power. They're sure to abuse it. Which is why the Rule of Law is so important. I fear we've taken our way of life and governance for granted for far too long. We cannot afford to do that in the future.

Hopefully, we survive, we learn and we stay awake.

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