This tweet of mine unexpctedly opened up the meditation on US politics which follows it:
Today's #Latin lesson:
Rege expulso spes fidesque virorum liberorum rem publicam continebunt.
With the king expelled, the hope and faith of free men will hold the republic together.
(Leftish in the eyes of many, perhaps, I am more of a SMALL-CAPS republican than a democrat)
— George Lang (@geogeoplots) January 11, 2021
Friendly, unsolicited advice to Republicans in search of solutions to their poor, bedraggled (driven through the mud) party or, alternatively, toward founding a new center-right one:
Go back to the basics.
You likely aspire after RES PUBLICA, a “public thing” – a govt answering to its franchised citizens.
You probably do not think that the DEMOS, the People, especially a people composed of multiple conflicting identities, should rule. That would be DEMOCRACY.
Obviously, the question of citizenship, more precisely who is franchised, must be defined. My advice would be to expand the franchise to as many as possible. Short of genocide, white people, those who consider themselves such, will become a minority almost everywhere in the US.