1 – From this morning (and perhaps now not quite so applicable)
“Right now the U.S. Government – or at least two of the three branches – are behaving like a couple of stubborn old men. Each is convinced that the other is wrong that they won’t listen to them.
“Unfortunately, I am also seeing lots of grandkids who are taking the side of one or the other old man.”
2 – From later in the day:
“I’d consider myself a Democrat, except I want government to treat me as an adult and not try to take care of my every need, and let me make my own choices, good or bad.
“I’d consider myself a Republican, except I want government to treat me as an adult and not try to tell me what I can and cannot do, and let me make my own choices, good or bad.
“I’d consider myself a Libertarian, except I can tell that people are too selfish(*) to actually bother to do things for the common good without someone telling them to.
“I don’t think I’d ever consider myself an Authoritarian.
“Alas, most politicians (in the U.S. at least) seem to come from one of those extremes.
“But, I’ll just keep voting for who I think will come closest to what I really want, and hope that some day they all grow up and realize that humans are flawed adults instead of babies or idealized adults.”
(*) For what it is worth, I attribute that at least in part to our sin nature – but this post is about politics not religion.