Most of the reflection done on Presidents' Day in the United States [not that there is an overabundance of reflection about it] is reserved for contemplating who should be named among the greatest Presidents in our history. Around the 2019 President's Day holiday, I did just that in this journal with my "top ten" greatest Presidents. Before moving on to the somewhat different presidential category that is the subject of this article, I want to reiterate that the current President, Donald John Trump, is not eligible for inclusion in any ranking at present simply because current office-holders are ineligible. It is better to include the entirety of presidential tenure before making any decision about that person's performance as President. It is also prudent to wait a substantial amount of time after a former President is out of the office to render an informed opinion from a historical perspective. Thus, former President Obama is not in consideration for this list, just as he was not considered for my list last year.
"How many lights do you see?" is a question posed by an alien villain in episode 2, Season 6 of "Star Trek: The Next Generation." This character, played wonderfully by David Warner, says this while torturing Patrick Stewart's character, Captain Picard. The story revolves around the physical and psychological torment of Picard by his captor. … Continue reading “How Many Lights Do You See?” The Left’s Redefinition of Reality