“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.”
—H. L. MENCKEN
On Election Day 2012, I drove by scores of political signs and advertisements strategically placed by the road to the polling station near my home. My son and I walked past the numerous green camouflaged military cannons before entering the National Guard Armory, where I waited in line for a couple minutes before the volunteer waived me into the next available voting booth. I was delighted that I could bring my son inside with me.
Afterward, as we were leaving, my son asked me why I voted for one candidate over another for president. I explained the social and economic issues that were ...