…n some cases, it is, it seems Augustine’s original counsel as glossed by Johannes makes some sense: When you elect as a society to create baseline quality of life for everyone, you’re not doing that because you’re attempting to discourage productivity or social cohesion, both of which come naturally to people anyway, but because you’re trying to create a society which overall values all people equally. You can’t get there by trying to transform the people you don’t value into people you’re willing to value.
…hat’s because the candidate didn’t just represent our political interests but the faith as a whole. Christians are supposed to be above reproach; if we elevate a man who not only professes the faith but projects a sense that he is fully driven by his faith-based convictions, yet it’s plain as day that he is a moral deviant, it’s not just the office that is desecrated but also the faith itself.
So part of me is incredibly happy this is close to over. The other part of me is unbelievably furious it took a social outcry to fix it. The number of companies I have heard from who have experienced the exact same thing is staggering.
ome, and …or because we’re addicted to the stimulus, which are often the diagnoses provided by op-ed writers. Rather, we need those sounds because we are exposed and feel vulnerable, and a little afraid, and when we are out in the world the sounds and signals soothe us, make us feel at home, and let us know that we are safe.
How informed is the public? Depends on what the topic is. Before this election, probably 90% of Americans would recognize a photo of Donald Trump. Meanwhile, 70% of Americans don’t know what The Constitution is. Not what’s in it. What it is.