Sometimes, being bathed by the wisdom of the Founding Fathers' that all views should be heard, even the ones we disagree with, even the ones that may not be truthful, may be more than any citizen should have to endure.
In the meantime, we can block out the advertising attack and the sounds of blather by candidates, their followers, and the pundits by listening to the music of bells--and by people crushing each other for the right to buy whatever it is that we're told is this year's latest "must-have" gift, being fully aware that truth in advertising is equally elusive for both seasons.
[Dr. Brasch's latest book is Before the First Snow: Stories from the Revolution. His forthcoming book is Fracking Pennsylvania: Flirting with Disaster. Assisting on this story was Rosemary Brasch.]
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