An item on the news today mentioned that the President-elect is planning to reverse ALL executive orders immediately, that his team is preparing the documentation as we speak. The commentator said, “If he did all of them at once, it would give the furor time to die down”. Did not Machiavelli advise the Prince “to kill his enemies all at once and not one at a time” for the very same reason? I believe the new administration will move swiftly and brutally to implement their agenda, pushing their opponents off balance, a balance never to be regained.
The Republicans who say, “Let’s support the new President and give him a chance” may find themselves permanently emasculated politically before they realize it.
Maybe it is time to search our libraries for our copy of “The Prince” and give it a thorough re-read!