OK…here is the perfect representation of how we’ve gotten ourselves into this mess (from which, at this point, I fear there is no escape)…this is from a widely read CONSERVATIVE online outlet:
We now learn that Harris is making and taking calls with foreign Heads of State that the President should be making, especially if these are the first contacts with the new Administration. Three days ago, Harris handled the first call of the Administration to France and President Macron.
This is all the making of a decent Saturday night movie but this is our country and these people are supposed to be our leaders
No, no, no, no a thousand times NO!
These people are not supposed to be our leaders. They are supposed to be our representatives.
That’s part of the reason we’ve ended up in the sad condition that the Founding Fathers would weep about (or, perhaps, say “I told you so”). We have been conditioned to believe that the people elected to office are somehow our superiors, that they’re supposed to tell us what to do and how to do it.
They are our representatives – our employees. We’re supposed to tell THEM what to do, not the other way around.
Free, adult, responsible human beings don’t need a mommy and daddy to make their decisions for them. They don’t need a protector to defend them against the big bad world. They don’t need a rich uncle to bail them out when the consequences of their decisions come home to roost.
Free, adult responsible human beings need only a government that is dedicated to defending those people’s God given rights against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
The fact that even conservatives these days seem to be pining for someone to lead them to the promised land explains completely why we are where we are.
“The man who asks of freedom anything other than itself is born to be a slave.”
–Alexis de Tocqueville