As Thanksgiving approaches, we take some time out to count our blessings. It is one of the healthiest things each of us can do for our dispositions. We should do it more often.
On that list of blessings every year, near the top, continues to be our political system. We have seen so many accounts of the deterioration of democratic governance in this country that it is sometimes difficult to appreciate the bigger picture. If you have that difficulty, ask just about anyone in this country who grew up on the other side of the Iron Curtain. They can help you see the big picture. Happy Thanksgiving!