America had a very simple moral test. We failed. Shame on all of us.
All three branches of govt will be in the hands of the lunatics. Health care will be screwed. Tax and budget policy will be screwed. Social services will be screwed. The judiciary will be perverted. Kiss environmental protection and action on climate change goodbye, so maybe the planet is screwed.
I believe that there is such a thing as verifiable truth for many things. I believe that research and science can actually produce useful answers to real-world questions. I believe that there is such a thing as society and that something that does not directly benefit me can benefit me indirectly through societal good. I believe that compassion for the "other" is a positive value.
It appears that too many of my countrymen do not believe those things. This makes me sad. I will continue to value truth, science, and society, and compassion, and I will hope that we can make it through these next for years and for G d's sake LEARN.