Sounds like Mr. Kreider is a perfect candidate for the Boogaloo.

I actually had to laugh at some of the assertions and claims in this piece.

Apparently Mr. Kreider is unfamiliar with what's going on in the rest of the world, but stable it's not. He should take a look at Hong Kong, Germany, France, Great Britain, the European Union. Even Vladimir Putin is having a few problems.

As one who actually read the Affordable Care Act, I can certainly agree it was an abomination, but no one who has suggested national healthcare has come up with a way to pay for it, despite the fact that untold billions might be saved. It also runs into the problem of people being required to pay for it and for making it work and still be attractive to practitioners in sufficient numbers where healthcare can be provided to a nation of nearly 330 million people.

Our police are exactly what we want them to be. How many years have we demanded they be tough on crime? How many constitutional protections have we sacrificed in the name of public safety? Who was one of the biggest fans of stop-and-frisk? We have had the power all along to rein in excesses; we never needed Washington or a state legislature to do anything; the bosses of every municipal law enforcement agency in the U.S. are elected locally. Every county, borough, or parish sheriff is elected directly by the voters. If it's too much trouble for us to even get involved to the extent of voting, it seems to me that we have no reason to complain.

The United States was founded on dissent; it's enshrined in our Constitution in the protections of our rights to free speech, a free press, freedom of assembly and the right to keep and bear arms. Those are definitely not the ingredients of a placid nation.

It can be violent, but it's actually fairly healthy.

Mr. Kreider is no different from anyone else who seeks to blame the "others" except in his choice of "others." And therein lies the problem: there aren't any "others;" it's all us.

I am reminded of the wisdom of Walt Kelly, expressed in "Pogo," a comic strip the likes of which we're in dire need today.

"We have met the enemy and not only may he be ours, he may be us."

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