I used to believe....

I used to believe that our system of checks and balances would protect us from overreaching parties and mentally-unstable presidents and political leaders lacking a working moral compass. I used to believe that most people were basically decent, and that this decency would win the day, because our shared humanity was something we were all equally interested in protecting. I no longer believe those things.

Via John Pavlovitz

Scott Blitstein @scoblitz