about the spiritual lives of the people who wrote our nation’s foundational documents but there is one thing I believe they did understand. They understood that humans have a propensity for bad behavior and selfishness and people with power even more. So they built in deliberate inefficiencies into the government they envisioned, things like separation of powers, a limited vision of federal government, and checks and balances designed to make the process sometimes messy. They did this because they understood that messy and contentious government is still better than efficient government in the hands of one person. The whole idea is that one person or group doesn’t always get everything their way. People may not like this, they sure will yell about it, but they are free to yell and that’s the point.