Saturday, January 21, 2017

Trump has the power now, but his opponents have the passion - Note for a discussion, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United."

E.J. Dionne Jr., Washington Post

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And for those who worried about whether Trump is devoted to democratic values, there was this disconcerting sentence: “We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.”
Solidarity is a wonderful thing. But the word can look like a threat when used in a way that seems to subordinate free speech and open debate. More disquieting, the nature of solidarity would now be defined by a man who has shown only disrespect for his foes and for an independent media — and who has now assumed awesome powers.

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