Time Essay: Louder!

THE United States was founded on a complaint. It was, as the framers of the Declaration of Independence were at pains to point out, a reasonable complaint, and one that took time to ripen: "All experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses . . ." That complaint got action. In fact, in an adversary proceeding that is the essence of democracy, every election poses a complaint and...

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