You know, even though our country seems more divided than ever before, at least we can count on our elected leaders to respect the system of government that we’ve created and have been trying to get right for 240-some years. Key word is “trying” here. The United States actually has a super-ambitious system of governance that is based on admirable ideals. Unfortunately, we have yet to really live up to those ideals. There’s a lot of work to do! Thankfully, elected leaders, regardless of party, care deeply about democracy.