Politics From The Middle

There is a sickness in America today and it is not Ebola nor the flu. It is partisanship and the denial of reason. How long the fever lasts we do not know. The patient’s condition is growing more and more serious as the fever is increasing. The patient is American democracy and our Republic.

Not since the days preceding the Civil War have we seen such dysfunction, such passion and loss of reason. Civil disobedience is spreading across the land due to injustice. Hate speak is increasing due to the obsession of some against people of color whether they be immigrants or their neighbors. Talk of Impeachment is in the air. Climate volatility is bringing extreme weather to us all but the chorus of denial just gets louder. We are living in a Hobbesian world, a world in which libertarians are doing what he or she sees fit, a selfish…

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