Does it bother anyone else that even a good Republican Governor, Rick Snyder of Michigan, has appointed a Washington lawyer to take over running the city of Detroit? Are we giving up on the American political process, the Constitution, if we cannot find an elected official or legislature that is capable of governing? The same could just as easily happen in Chicago or elsewhere – maybe a future Governor Madigan will opt to appoint Rahm Emanuel to dictate the future of insolvent Chicago. Dictators seem like the easy way out – we know democracy is hard, but let’s not give up. At least not yet.

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