I will not contribute my name, my work or my character to an utterly indefensible cause. No sensible adult demands moral purity from a political party, but conscience is meaningless without constraints.
People who believe in and act on these tenets can properly be called members of the establishment. Anyone who believes that "rulers and ruled" are "we and them" fairly belongs in that group. These people - the ones with a vested interest in government - are the ones the public should hasten into retirement.
It's Cleveland in July, when young (well, middle-aged) Republicans' thoughts turn to love. Love of Ronald Reagan, that is.
The coming presidential election could cause a liberty lover to commit ritual seppuku. A left-wing corporatist and friend of influence-peddlers will face off against an unprincipled populist who supports big government and carries protectionist and anti-immigration banners.
I'm not angry at Trump. I'm angry at the electorate, at the stupid, self-centered, uninformed, xenophobic, even racist, ignorant, personality-driven voters willing to turn this country over to a man who, as McCullough points out, lacks any of the four key qualities President Dwight D. Eisenhower said a leader must possess: character, ability, responsibility and experience.
I'm for Hillary. She fights for what I care about and has actually written reams and reams about how she will face our country's problems. Besides, it's time for a yellow pants suit in the Oval Office, not an orange comb-over.
Clinton would not be the loser. The country would, unless you believe in the Republican mantra first espoused by Ronald Reagan that "government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem," and any reduction in government is a benefit, even if it means harming, perhaps irrevocably, our national institutions.
The second time I visited New York City was 1984. It was my first vacation in two years. I'd gotten married to Glenn April 24th, 1982, and we'd driven to Chicago for our honeymoon.
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