“If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power.”
–Dwight D. Eisenhower in a speech on March 6, 1956—
For the past four years, the world has been off kilter. Not only is the planet crying to be righted environmentally, but politics has eaten away at the nation’s collective spirit. Light was replaced by dark. Conversation and compromise about issues that divide us as a nation are close to impossible. As if mirroring our politics, a deadly pandemic has driven us into isolation and stolen our freedom to travel without fear, hug with abandon, dine out in cafés, and go anywhere without being masked.
Following the 2016 presidential election, I felt a sense of disbelief. Of dread. Of something ominous lurking just ahead. Absent was the hope and sense of new possibilities that I’d felt during the prior eight years. The new administration quickly revealed itself to be lacking in character and without compassion for the people and causes I believe are what America should stand for. I simply could not imagine how our nation could survive the assault on our institutions that just kept coming.
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