As we move through the closing phase of representative democracy and commence our descent into populist-induced tyranny (which, of course, we’ll proclaim loudly as being thoroughly democratic) it’s always interesting to read the views of those who fixate on tiny details, imagining these to be important. Much as a child might notice the color of a flower yet not notice the Abrams tank about to roll over it….

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