Thanks for the well-written reply. Seriously.
There’s nothing wrong with being elitist per se. This is how one becomes President, or wins Nobel prizes (perhaps not the Peace Prize…), or becomes a successful heart surgeon. Or a billionaire Real Estate mogul (honestly, how many of us could make that claim?)
A couple of points:
If, as you say, 70% of Americans are Christian, there is at least some basis for the claim that it is a Christian nation. I think that we could both be concerned about the power and influence of the fundamentalist Christians, though.
Congress is certainly obstructionist. They do behave like a group of donkeys, if you excuse the pun, and the use of the wrong animal.
It is certainly a mess, which is what has led to this present situation.
Here’s the real point, though. Everybody has to get together to prevent a once great nation from sliding into mediocrity. The nation that landed men on the moon and developed the modern high tech world should not be decaying and back-tracking the way it is. Both political parties are responsible for this.
Anti-science abounds in all parts of America. The fundamentalists are anti-evolution, despite the best scientific evidence. So-called “liberals” are pro-global-warming, again against the best scientific evidence. STEM education is a shambles, and young men and women succeed in it despite the system rather than because of it.
“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”
I am curious, though: why not Rand Paul instead of Kasich?