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Sunday, April 23, 2017

A Polemic Done Right

With a damning clown-car of tweets, and a stirring conclusion:
Unlike their foolish descendants, the Founders knew that liberty and democracy and good government take far more than shallow patriotism.  
Good government takes intellect, education, experience, curiosity, and a willingness to surround leadership with expert advice and support.  
More than anything, it takes the cultivation of intelligence instead of pandering to the lowest common denominator.   
Myths are important to a nation, but a firm appreciation of actual history serves a free people to far greater effect. 
There is no virtue in ignorance. 
And amateurs make for a lousy republic.  
If you want a better nation, if you want better leaders, you have to be better citizens.

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