Dear Judge, TY for your focusing article. Insight from Eric Hoffer's, "The True Believer" may add to this discussion, in it describes mass movements that believe a "leader/big brother/messiah" will affect necessary changes to a "better life". Abdicating personal responsibility to lead oneself, to follow another as knowing better is a return to obedience to authority that shocked so many in the Milgram experiments (pardon the pun). If personal conscience is eliminated, it doesn't matter who is the next president for the next 4 or 8 years. Linking to Larry Elder's article on "brown shirts", an America of desensitized followers without care for others is return to an environment where holocaust-like atrocities will be the norm.