I've tried to stay away from politics on this site, but - looking at what has been going on - can no longer remain silent.
I ask you to look for a moment at this very nice grandfather's clock.
See the big pendulum in the bottom part ? It swings back and forth: left and right,left and right. Unless it does this, the clock will not keep time.
No "tick" = No "tock".
Above the pendulum, you'll see three shiny round tubes : the weights.
One is on the left,one is in the middle,and the other is on the right. All three have to be pulled up to make the clock mechanism work.
The three weights don't have to be pulled up to exactly the same point,but - if you want the clock to run, you do have to pull up all three.
(I mention all this - in part - because there is now an entire generation that has never really looked at anything but digital clocks.)
I also mention this , because there are an awful lot of people who think only their side should be heard in political debates. They want to hear a "tick" or a "tock" - and they go a little beserk over the very neccessary tick-tock of everyday government.
To get government to work properly, we have to activate the liberal weight on the left, the conservative one on the right, and the moderate , middle-of-the-road one in the center.
Unless we are willing to do that, we will never hear the chimes of Freedom.