Leave it to the world to show us yet again that this is serious business. Leading the United States and by extension the Western World is not a game. It demands seriousness, understanding, intelligence. I know that anti-intellectualism is strong. That so many people feel that just anyone who can scream loud enough, be angry enough can serve in the role of President. That there are trends away from understanding the complexity of the world and how to operate effectively in it.
In the face of this tragedy, let us be reminded just how wrong this view is. The world is not a game. It should always be clear, maybe even more so tonight as we pray for the people of Paris and for our own continued safety.