Everyone knows the second line of the quote attributed to Sir Walter Scott. I’ll leave it to your Google-Fu if you are curious enough to explore.
My small point is a reflection of OUR current news. And the phonies dancing when they are called out. I’ll leave the latter to Jonn et al at TAH.
My primary premise is kinda based on the old joke: “How do you know when a politician is lying? His lips are moving.”
Even with the recent elections we are left with the simple idea that those in DC are, at least, suspect. How do we properly approach a system that is broken? Term limits for Congress Critters has been mentioned. I dunno, but I am skeptical.
No pragmatist could successfully argue that our current system works. Our military and VA system are so top-heavy that they serve as very real and very negative examples.
I’m not prepared to offer anything easy, or maybe even useful, but few can argue that we are better off today as a country than in the past. Do keep in mind that our country once went to war over what was considered an arguably not simple notion.
I’m old enough that I am genuinely only peripherally involved in what will come. You younger folks better start learning the dance.