Ever been driving down the road and realize that your life hangs on the width of a painted double line in the middle of the road and the willingness of the person in oncoming traffic to abide by it?
It’s frightening to think about it.
When we begin to disregard these small rules, things begin to break down. So much more so when someone in power begins to do so with reckless abandon. Then the larger rules start to go and truth becomes lies and everything becomes chaos.
Words are important.
Truth is important.
The large thing that prevents someone from crossing the double yellow line is that they will harm themselves as well as others. So too must there be consequences for breaking the larger rules and distorting the truth so much that many can’t even see where the lie begins or ends.
Power needs to be held accountable. Failure to use it responsibly needs to have repercussions else the lines get crossed all the time and people get hurt.