Here's my annual contribution of my thoughts on democracy: First, God makes the weather, including violent events. So people of faith should be calling Heaven and raising Hell.
Second: If you don't believe in climate change, you are gambling with your descendants' health and well-being.
Third: If you want smaller government, why are you complaining about the mayor, the governor and the president? We have 300 million-plus folks to support today, compared to two-and-a half million when the Constitution was signed. Do the math and make up your minds.