The Globe headline this morning reports that according to President Obama, "The Time for Bickering is Over." Bickering is what we used to call the legislative process, back when we had leaders who believed in democracy.
"I detest the notion of a new dawn in which homo sapiens would live in harmony. The hope this Utopia engenders has justified the bloodiest exterminations in history." --Francois Bizet, Khmer Rouge survivor
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive." --C.S. Lewis