Civics 101

In the divisiveness of the past year and a half, we have left something behind. My blogger-friend Erik hits the nail on the head in this post about cooperation and working together. Please take a moment or two to read this excellent post and then take a few more moments to think about what he says … he delivers an important message for us all!

Barataria - The work of Erik Hare

Driving down the interstate, your safe travel and even your life depends a lot on the competence of many other people. Sure, there is a body of law and court precedent and paid agreements with insurance companies that enforces the basic codes of decency and safety. But in the end it really comes down to the skill and attention of comrades in gasoline and steel being at their best not just casually but constantly.

Of course this fails from time to time, but considering how much time people spend behind the wheel it’s amazingly seamless and simple. The system largely works – we all get there nearly all the time. We depend on each other to not be stupid and the vast majority of the time it comes together.

This basic lesson in civics is a good place to start as the nation unravels into some kind of dark hole…

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