Witnessing the results of the election, two quotations come to mind. First, a quotation from Thomas Jefferson: “I am myself persuaded that the good sense of the people will always be found to be the best army. They may be led astray for a moment, but will soon correct themselves.”

The second quote is from a speech written by Mark Twain in October 1884: “I easily perceive that the Republican Party has deserted us and deserted itself… .”

Amen. Amen.

Paul Michel, Lewiston


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