The president declares, “Of course our intelligence agencies assassinate people they regard as enemies of the state. Of course our leaders lie to justify attacks on foreign nations. Of course we kill people at home to manufacture fear, so they’ll back wars abroad. We’re not innocent. How could we be?”
Why would we expect a new government investigation to reach conclusions substantially different from the first one? We shouldn’t.
Now Trump intends to give America confidence again. That’s what he means when he urges us all to make America great.
Practically, planners, politicians, and other people with influence will want to ‘unwind the union’ when they begin to see why it benefits them. Perhaps we should thank Donald Trump for making that option appear more attractive than it ever has before.
People look to Mr. Trump for hope, too, but we are about to see how quickly bad policies lead to illusions and failure. We are about to see what happens when a democracy destroys itself.
“Nobody is as honest as me. Believe me.”
The world has entered a highly unsteady state, with no nation to enforce norms. In this environment, we need need good foreign policy leadership in Washington. We need a president who knows what he does not know.
If civic virtue does exist, we will see disciplined resistance to President Trump emerge from groups who have only incidental relationships to the major political parties. More importantly, we will see disciplined resistance to all of government’s pressure on the Constitution and Bill of Rights. We will see active, tolerant followers, creative and imaginative leaders, and strategies for durable change.
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