What assumptions can we or ought we make about America’s Core Values?
― Francis A. Schaeffer, Whatever Happened to the Human Race?
Schaeffer’s most famous writing was the book How Should We Then Live? I’ve always liked the quote above which for me serves as an introduction to what I want to personally advocate with my interpretation of what civic understanding and duty ought to look like.
It is a sad circumstance when candidates essentially hope you will not fact-check their claims. It is a demeaning circumstance that they might expect you to gullibly accept their assertions; to buy their snake oil.
Perhaps then the time comes when we need to put your life where our mouths formerly ruled our civic attitude.