Blog Suspension for the weekend

For some days I’ve been laid low by a respiratory viral infection –– not the seasonal flu, my doctor tells me, but maybe just as bad. In any case, it has had the effect of much reducing my energy level, causing me to miss posting a blog yesterday and deciding to skip posting one for tomorrow.

For today, my main thought is that it would be an understatement to say that we’re in the midst of a Constitutional crisis. We’re experiencing a wrenching loosening of Democratic governance, a worse crisis than the Civil War, in a way, because even if the Union has lost the war and the Confederate states had seceded, the Union, though shrunken, would have survived, and, with it, American democracy, which, at present, is at risk of vanishing from the face of the Earth.