As we throw the apple chips in the Big Green Egg and adjust the temperature for a long slow cook, we are reminded of what it is like to live in this ongoing experiment called representative democracy.
Like real democracy, representative democracy has its flaws. First among them is the fact that our representatives are able to chose who among us they represent.
That kind of takes voting out of the process, which is the hallmark of the democratic system.
Just something to ponder while we turn a pig into the most gorgeous animal imaginable.