How can a democracy possibly function with such an ignorant electorate? I think the results of a do-nothing Congress of the last several years answers that question. It can’t. Indeed, when a nation is a nation of rubes, creeps like the Donald can be quite successful.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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