The barbarians aren’t just at the gates, they’re running our institutions, policing our culture, and creating Amazon Original Series.
The average American’s religious identity is sitting in the background gathering dust like great-aunt Gertrude’s old KJV Bible, while other traits, like ethnicity and national origin, fill the void. Today’s partisans find their purpose in extra-biblical sources.
In many ways, Abraham Lincoln was successful politically because he cast himself as the moderate among radicals. However, when asked about his rumored sympathies for the Know Nothings by an old friend, Lincoln responded with conviction and clarity.
Primary/caucus voters and convention delegates should treat the oath of office as a litmus test for all presidential candidates. If a candidate couldn’t find the oath in the Constitution, then the candidate should not be nominated by a major party.