The Importance of Dissent

Not long ago, there was a widely televised meeting of all President Trump's cabinet ministers and the highest-ranking staff of the White House. One by one they each heaped lavish praise and adulation on him as if he were some sort of "Supreme Leader." Some went so far as to express profound gratitude for the "blessings" associated with serving him. While an attitude of sheepish subservience might be expected in dictatorial regimes such as North Korea, it was disturbing at best to watch it on display within the upper echelons of the leadership in this country. Perhaps most troublesome is the total lack of regard for the importance of dissent.

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