Stay on the path, and you’re safe. Slip, and you’re in the abyss

Where is the candidate who asks: Must we sell our soul to win this “war”? Where is the political party that demands respect for principles that I thought were fundamental. If we must detain Arabs, must we do so inhumanely? If we must frisk every air traveler, can’t we at least build in checks to the system to assure that it is not abused? If we must fight to defend America, can it at least be America that we defend?

So says Lawrence Lessig in a short, heart-felt post about American politics.

I think I want to follow him and travel abroad. In fact, i think every American needs to get out of this country for a year and see a few others, preferably a couple in Asia, South American, and the Middle East.