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Righteousness is the problem

“The most fundamental problem of politics is not the control of wickedness but the limitation of righteousness.” (So wrote Henry Kissinger, former U.S. secretary of state, and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.)

Evil is not the problem. Righteousness is.

Righteousness is a big basket that holds superiority, arrogance and scorn for the neighbors we have been invited to love as ourselves.

We at the Aspen Free Press have nailed down our deck furniture, locked our door, and pulled the shades against anyone who would bring righteousness into our office.

At the risk of preaching, could we each count the ways in which we are always right?

How has that attitude burdened the happiness and progress of our own lives, and ultimately, that of our country?

Go, Elizabeth Warren.

Karen Day

Publisher of the late Sterling Greenwood’s Aspen Free Press