It’s not easy to maintain a sense of sanity while under the thumb of this regime. The LA Times Sunday editorial succinctly puts our unease and fear into perspective. It will “take a village” to counteract the devastation being wrought and planned by “Putin’s puppet (or time bomb).” With the apparent failure of critical checks and balances in the halls of power in Washington, we the people must now step up to serve. We cannot forget that we’ve been forcefully conscripted into service by an act of war and we will have to “preserve, protect and defend” our democracy. We’re all soldiers in the war that evil forces, both here and abroad, are waging on us. I hope we can survive this unprecedented attack on our country.