By Dave Ross:
"Every time America changes presidents there are dire predictions. But that’s the nature of elections. When I ran for Congress there were attack ads implying I would plunge America into nuclear winter. Which was not true — nuclear autumn maybe. Related: Trump is going to find out even presidents make sacrifices The point is as long as we have elections, which I hope is a long time, candidates will use fear to win campaigns, and it will leave a lot of people genuinely scared of the winner. Bush was scary, Obama was scary, and Trump can be especially scary. But I like to remind myself that the Constitution was deliberately designed to handcuff the president. And it can be really good at slowing things down. It’s called gridlock if you support the president. If you don’t, you call it wisdom. The Constitution won’t always prevent mistakes. If you have a timid or gullible Congress, you can end up with a war in Iraq. But there’s a saying that it takes experience to avoid mistakes, and it also takes mistakes to gain experience. So I like to think we at least learn from the screw ups. There’s another check. It’s not in the Constitution, but it’s pretty effective. I call it arithmetic. You can promise prosperity all you want, but the national debt has an exact number. Job creation has an exact number."
Yes, Stephen, I Seeded Mr. Ross again. This IS a Seed, it's Mr. Ross's opinion--it has nothing to do with me, so please don't try to make it about me...I Seed for discussion by 'viners who venture to read it, and offer an opinion of their own, if they would like to.