The patient is on the ventilator.

The patient is the American Republic. It suffers from a virus of corruption and enemy infiltration that has been spreading through its body politic for years. In this election, it seems the virus has overcome the Republic’s immune system, i.e. the Constitution, and turned the Republic into a vassal state.

Decades, even centuries, of healthy practices have kept the American Republic strongly resistant to every attack brought upon it before. The balance of power among the three branches of the federal government – Executive, Legislative, and Judicial – coupled with scrutiny by a free press, the freedoms in the Bill of Rights, and the dynamic effect of independent state governments – have ensured the Republic’s vigorous life to this point.

But the virus has found weaknesses in the American Republic, and like any good virus, it has attacked and attacked until it got a foothold in the body politic and could start replicating to take over the whole host. And as with any virus, there is no antibiotic for it, only therapeutics – some extreme, like the Civil War which settled the question of government sanction of slavery over 150 years ago, and most milder, like special prosecutors, and of course the most important therapeutic, repeated elections to cleanse the political class of incompetents, radicals, and at least the most flagrant of those on the take.

But this year, the election therapeutic itself has been corrupted and the Republic has been knocked on its back. There is only a small army of lawyers and honest citizens left in the lurch to lift it back up on its feet, fighting against a massive array of virus accelerants including pervasive media and technology companies who obscure the truth and shape opinion, giant corporations who trade with the enemy and look for the global markets at the expense of American workers, and of course, the enemies lurking in the shadows both within the Republic and outside it, pretending to be friends but ready to stab the patient in the back at any dark opportunity.

The American Republic has been rushed to the hospital and in a final desperate measure, it has been put on the ventilator. The most powerful doctor in the world is being paged, but will he answer?

“Emergency! Stat! Dr. Scotus! Dr. Scotus! Dr. Scotus, please respond…”

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Author: John Arra

John Arra is the pen name of a determined individualist who tries to connect the dots of life by writing.

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