It becomes increasingly evident that we have lost our way in regards to our understanding of how this nation is supposed to work. (Hence, my pessimism that King BaHO will be defeated today) Mr. Sowell, your presupposition is absolutely correct, we are supposed to be a self-governed people. However, many do not seem to understand this principle; we have rejected self-governance and demanded a king.
No matter party affiliation, so many in this country continually look to the president to 'fix' our problems; My message to all here is STAND UP AND FIX YOUR PROBLEMS YOURSELF and stop expecting someone else to do it for you. They rule by the consent of the governed, yet we insist on being coddled; I fear we are doomed.