2024 is here.
It looked hellish from a distance. Let's do our best to make 2024 less so even as the walls shake and furniture is splintered.
Regardless of your choice for president, we can avoid the craziness that has infected so much of American politics for so long. The genius of the American system is that the Founders designed checks and balances on the belief that even the brightest members of high office need to be restrained.
In other words, our system was designed by the only modest revolutionaries in history. [Look at the contrast with the French, Russian, Chinese, Cuban, and Iranian revolutions.]
We need to share that modesty and know that each side, no matter how smart or wise, has flaws. I say that as one who strongly believes that one side is far better than the other, but the time is always ripe to check yourself out.
Let's lower our voices, listen carefully, and have a great year.