The partisan political spindustry is bamboozling the rest of us by fighting or pretending to fight — and it is getting paid quite well to do so.
Good vs. evil; hope vs. fear. It is not that hard. All of them pay.
If you are a progressive, it is the oppressed or the oppressor.
If you are a conservative, it is civilization or barbarism.
If you are a libertarian, it is freedom or coercion.
If you are LibertyPell, it is fixers or fakers.
“Smartisan” if all else fails, give it a try.
At the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, a woman asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” Without hesitation, Franklin replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.”
The “you” to whom he referred is “we.”