But every now and again, something happens that is so offensive, irreverent, and deplorable I drink from the intoxicating cup of righteous indignation. In this state, I accept the premise that fighting is a virtue, because some people need to be beaten. Right now I am there, and it’s over abortion.
Last Friday, the President signed the latest continuing resolution (CR), ending a 35 day shutdown of the Federal Government, the longest in US history. This CR will fund all the government agencies at previous levels until February 15. President Trump and Congress have that time to hash out a compromise related to border security, or the government shuts down again.
But my purpose here is a legal argument, one I would hope pro-choice people would find convincing, even if they disagree with my beliefs on abortion. Because beyond Roe v. Wade reaching a conclusion I find immoral, it's just bad law.
One of the purposes of work is work. And a subsection of the right has become convinced capitalism is destroying work, and that's destroying our communities.
This is the big problem of the Trump administration. What they do is not wrong or unprecedented, but the way they do those things is sloppy
In 1621 two very different groups of people shared a feast together and pledged harmony between them, an agreement the good men of that first Thanksgiving honored until the day they died. In a period of time defined by tragedies, massacres, and betrayal, that is well worth being thankful for.
But democracy is more of a tool than a virtue... it is the form of government most likely to result in liberal governance, it does not automatically result in that form of governance