Obviating Family Politics
I can’t speak for you, O Reader, but I don’t want the political system to be based on any kind of parenting style. (Or is that perhaps the style wherein no parenting is done?) I don’t want a warm, nurturing authority figure to take care of me and make everything better. Nor do I want a cool, distant authority figure to impose justice and order on an unruly and dangerous world. Frankly, I don’t particularly want a parental figure of any kind involved in politics.
So how then should I deal with the people who want to re-enact their family issues on the nation- and world-stage? Because, judging from the past hundred year’s worth of elections, it’s a very popular choice.