“The relationship between a man’s benevolence and the exercise of his power over others resolves to an inverse proportion while the measures of his freedom and liberty are tied, exponentially, to the depths of his humility and Grace.”
As Pogo said, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.” The larger question, of course, is: Does God also think this?
Great efforts seeking great outcomes requires great consideration and thorough, extensive, and vigorous debate.
Poor choices lead to poor outcomes, and poor outcomes are always closely followed by deep regret.
Thus did America’s Founders finally cross Cromwell’s Bridge and set it alight upon reaching the other Shore.
It is our failure to hold each other accountable for our words and our deeds that is always at the root of how deceit gains its insidious purchase on its eventual power over the deceived.