I tell you, gentlemen, that the so-called radicalism of our time is nothing else than an effort to release the energies of our time. This great people is not bent upon any form of destruction. This great people is not in love with any kind of injustice. This great people is in love with the realization of what is equitable, pure, just, and of good repute, and it is bound by the clogs and impediments of our political machinery…Our forefathers were not uttering mere words when the spoke of the realization of happiness.
New Jersey Governor Woodrow Wilson, February 21, 1911
I’ve had this in my drafts for a couple weeks and was planning on posting it after Hillary Clinton won the election. Instead I’m posting it to note how wrong it is – there is nothing great about the American people or the United States tonight. We’ve been letting ourselves down for 15 months and, tonight, we proved that we are no longer the country that we once were. The American people have proven that the Founders who feared too much power in the hands of the general population had good reason to be afraid.