I am concerned about how much of this new type of oppressive orthodoxy we are going to see in the upcoming legislative session in Vermont. We need to watch carefully the tendency of bills to surface that, step by step, increase the control of government over our private lives.
The willingness of so many to believe that any president would be so mean-spirited that he or she would deliberately be disrespectful to a fallen soldier’s widow is mindboggling. It requires a toxic level of hate in the human heart.
The ugly march of a couple of hundred white nationalists, as shocking as that is, is unlikely to threaten the stability of our constitutionally elected government. The general sympathy of mainstream Democrats for the violent tactics of fascists on the left against Trump just might.