In his “Citizenship in a Republic”, Theodore Roosevelt stated that “the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.” The republic, what of it may remain, is now a polarizing place full of extremes in every facet of our lives.
There can be no question where America stands now. It stands on the precipice of something altogether different from what it once claimed to be: a republic.
The American colonists proved their patience with King George III. He proved their patience could run out. It was approximately 12 years between the first act issued by his Highness across the Atlantic and the first shots fired across Lexington and Concord.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) filed a federal lawsuit (pdf) on Dec. 27 against Vice President Mike Pence in order to give Pence exclusive authority over the electoral votes that will be counted on Jan. 6.
This year, there can be little doubt that we’ve seen the worst side of people. I’m quite certain that people have seen the worst side of me. It’s been a year of trials (to put it mildly). We’ve lost much since March of 2020, and there’s a chance we may get none of it back.