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Sunday, January 17, 2016

PLEASE, STOP WORRYING

For quite some time, now, folks all lover the internet and airwaves have been really upset about national politics. Now, don't misunderstand. It does suck. There are some really stupid people in Washington, DC.

However, there are a lot of really smart, dedicated folks there as well. And, one of the really cool things about our system of government is that, when one branch falls short in the performance of its duties, there are two other branches to pick up the slack.

Now, this is just my opinion, and it may be worth less than nothing.

But, it is possible we have been spoiled by a run of highly qualified people; strong Presidents, talented legislators, and thoughtful Justices. Also, don't look at the sanitized version of history we were taught in grammar school. Go read what really happened.

Many people did many things that made many people very angry, and with good reason. Many people were elected to very high offices (like President) with very few qualifications. Many deeds were done that got many people in very serious trouble.

And, we survived.

So, whether one candidate accuses another of being of "doubtful" gender (as has happened), or whether some President tries to appoint "extra" Supreme Court Justices to get his way (as has also happened), we shall go on as a nation.

What it genius? Was it dumb luck? Whatever. It works. It has for 239 years, and should for a few more.