The genius of democracy is not how right, or even how smart we are. It is how open we are to find compromise that will permit us to move ahead as a citizenry. Our present democratic state is mired in rigidity, in policies that won’t budge, and in characters than think having a strong opinion is the same as possessing strong truth. No leader can deliver us from this and no government can legislate an open mind. There’s work to do and humility is the one great essential if we are to succeed.
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