Transformational change is happening before our eyes. What began as a country governed by the rule of law is morphing into a country governed by men. We all need to be reminded of the words of philosopher George Santayana, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” From Thomas Sowell’s latest article entitled Degeneration of Democracy . . .
A democracy needs informed citizens if it is to thrive, or ultimately even survive. In our times, American democracy is being dismantled, piece by piece, before our very eyes by the current administration in Washington, and few people seem to be concerned about it.
Those who cannot see beyond the immediate events to the issues of arbitrary power— versus the rule of law and the preservation of freedom— are the “useful idiots” of our time. But useful to whom?
Let me qualify Mr. Sowell’s statement ‘few people seem to be concerned about it.’ Few people in power and the so-called media watchdog don’t seem to be concerned about it.