Mark A. R. Kleiman: Compromise or appeasement?: "What makes me saddest is that no one seems to care what the Constitution actually says on the subject. That's not a healthy situation for a constitutional republic."
The theme of this blog is expression of the rhetorical thesis that the right-wing Republicans will overstep in their program to build the fascist State, and in so doing, bring down their whole enterprise, shocking the country into supporting rationality, liberalism, motherhood and apple pie.
The trouble is, if rationality, liberalism, motherhood and apple pie are not supported in the first place, there's no context in which to overstep. Power is honored, principle is but a distant memory.