The harm politicians do when they lead poorly, far outweighs the good they do when they lead well. Moreover, poor leaders destroy constraints on power, whereas good leaders build them up.
We have only one clear principle to guide us at this point: do not look to officials in Washington for competence, honesty, or leadership. These qualities of character exist together when you have leaders who take responsibility for their actions.
All of these points indicate we should turn our attention away from people who hector us endlessly. Scientists do not persuade people by such methods. Nor do open-minded people who have integrity, and who respect the individuals they want to persuade.
Roger Goodell should have stood by Bob Kraft, an owner who stood by his quarterback. But Goodell is a weak man. He shows it in almost everything he does.
Someday we will recognize who the traitors were, and who were the patriots who acted to protect their country.
You are really not in good shape if you find yourself competing with Russian sports in a competition to see who looks worse.
We used to listen to these people. We used to think these were leaders who knew their business. Their only business was to increase their own power. They failed even at that.
I read that Hillary Clinton is the only politician in America bad enough to lose to Donald Trump. Her ‘basket of deplorables’ speech suggests that might be true.
When you see or hear phrases like beyond crazy, whacko, or nut job, take a moment to think about why someone would use words like that. Would a person open to different possibilities think that way?
No president who refrains from open opposition to this slowly growing tyranny can ever succeed in fighting it. Moreover, when citizens accept leaders who follow the primary rule for political survival – don’t cross the national security state – citizens will never make a difference, no matter which way they vote.