November 30, 2017

It's Our Responsibility

It is repulsive how Trump's daily actions transform American power into a force for evil. But we cannot turn away. In the end, it is our country, our system, and our choice. There is no more democratic nation, none with more freedom of speech, none with more vigorous public debate, none with deeper civic institutions. We cannot blame the evil on some tyrant or some invader. We debated, we campaigned, we voted. Trump is the one we chose.

His failure is our failure. It is our responsibility.

The ongoing conversation about Trump's obvious shortcomings misses the point. It is not about him. It is about us. We need to figure out how to remedy our failure as a democracy.

Posted by David at 09:39 AM | Comments (0)