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I always believe that ultimately, if people are paying attention, then we get good government and good leadership. And when we get lazy, as a democracy and civically start taking shortcuts, then it results in bad government and politics. BARACK OBAMA, interview, MSNBC, September 25, 2006 Truth can come even from the mouth of a liar.  And I might suggest that November 2016 showed that people have started to pay attention.

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However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion. GEORGE WASHINGTON, Farewell Address, September 19, 1796

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It is a characteristic of any decaying civilization that the great masses of people are unaware of the tragedy. Humanity in a crisis is generally insensitive to the gravity of the times in which it lives. Men do not want to believe their own times are wicked, partly because they have no standard outside themselves by which to measure their times. If there is no fixed concept of justice, how shall men know it is violated? Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen