“Our government is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction; to wit: by consolidation first and then corruption, its necessary consequence. The engine of consolidation will be the Federal judiciary; the two other branches the corrupting and corrupted instruments.” –Thomas Jefferson to Nathaniel Macon, 1821. ME 15:341
LM: Jefferson’s quote says it all. Whatever you think of him, he was a knowledgeable, student of history as well as, of human nature.
Republics, like Empires, come and go. And that’s all right.
But the individual with his or her principles, or lack thereof, remains.
With that in mind, I see no need or benefit in being an illusionary citizen supporting an illusionary Republic with an illusionary rule of law, any longer.
over and out! ;-)