… can this Republic survive its citizens?
“Our constitution is only fit for a moral and religious people. It is wholly unsuited to the governance of any other kind.” John Adams.
Citizens schooled and committed to Western civilization’s values may here be said to fit the republic. Those who understand something of the fundamentals of republican government wherein the minority protected from tyranny via the Bill of Rights – and so on.
Those who schooled in the fine points of Western civilization may here be said to be fit citizens of the republic.
Unfit in regards to maintaining justice, is the majority that regards its power as untrammeled, where minorities are economic classes as well as religious, national or racial minorities. “Progressive income tax” would be seen for the discrimination it truly is – and a tithe-style tax preferred.
Unfit in general due to its lack of diligence in searching out the issues of the day and the candidates of the day.
Well, I can criticize what I regard to be abominable decisions of this country’s majority, and the lack of protection afforded by observing of the Constitution by the Supreme and inferior courts.
That fact alone gives me hope that not all is lost forever. We must work to reclaim the civilization we once had, one that without question sustained a Republic, and a great country.