It appears that I've neglected this site for some time.
Many of the writers of blogs I followed started spending more time on social media sites like Facebutt, so I did too.
Since Parkland, though, I've found that I can't tolerate the noise, so I'm back here, and on MeWe, for a while until things calm down a bit.
Ben Franklin is credited with something to the effect of "Those who will trade liberty for security deserve neither."
Let me state for the record:
You are free to trade liberty for security for yourself and those in your care.
I do not grant you the authority to make that trade on my behalf, for me, or for those in my care.