Damaged Democracy

[Note to readers: The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway (“Berkshire”), or any other entity referenced. Edina Realty is a subsidiary of Berkshire.]

The U.S. is ‘on the verge of explosion,’ the country’s religious leaders say. Many accuse the government of supporting gangs to stay in power as a constitutional crisis looms.”

New York Times headline; Feb. 7, 2021.

“Wait a second,” I hear readers thinking to themselves.

“Why is The New York Times running that story today, more than a month after the attack on the Capitol incited by President Trump, and almost 3 weeks after Joe Biden was sworn in as his successor?”

The explanation?

I changed exactly three words in the article: I substituted “the U.S.” for “Haiti,” and replaced “Episcopal bishops” with “religious leaders.”

That’s it.

If that doesn’t give you chills . . . I don’t know what will.

Keep that in mind this week, as you consider whether the Senate should convict** former President Trump, after the House impeached him again — this time, for “incitement of insurrection.”

**Step #2: banning Trump from ever again holding public office.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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