I shall begin this week’s column with a limerick:
There once was a Republican named Steve
who was racist like you wouldn’t believe
but the media ignored him
because white supremacy bores them
and focused on Rashida Tlaib.
Just about all LGBTQ people have a story about something that confirmed for them that they were LGBTQ. For me, it was Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman. That is, you might say, my root.
For the next generation of LGBTQ folks, their root will be Drag Queen Storytime at their local library.
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.