I was once given some very good advice about impulsiveness: the brake is on the left.
Acting or not acting on impulse is a choice. Sometimes I try to convince myself that I have no choice, but I always do. As it pertains to my blog, applying the brakes might mean not hitting the Publish button before cleaning out the little jabs and insults that creep in to my writing. It might mean reading something carefully before I comment on it. It might mean not jumping to a conclusion about what’s going to happen just because I’d like it to.
So far, I’ve been talking about the small stuff of publishing a blog. I don’t think there is anything big going on here. I don’t think there’s a constitutional crisis. I don’t think there is any impending disaster to avert by just WAKING PEOPLE UP!
Some people, however, do see impending disaster. I’d like to remind those people that we have mechanisms to get leaders out of office: impeachment and election. The election is less than a year away. To anyone that feels that they have no choice, that they must engage in some extreme act, let me say that there are always choices, and that the brake is on the left.