Charles Blow riffs on the thoughts of one of my forebears on the retirement question.
The vital aspect of this is Blow's call for "moral framing." Donald Trump, the Trump cabinet, and the leaders of the Republican party are bent upon committing wrongs. Let's state this in terms that hearken back to more ethically grounded times.
- They intend to use the power of government to enrich the few rather than to spread the common good.
- They propose to undermine equal justice under law, both by denying it to classes of people they despise and selling it to cronies, just as did a king that old Sam Adams fought.
- For these entitled white men, all others are just bit-players living at their pleasure and for their exploitation.