Maybe I Can

We and our cousins in the USA once lived in societies where Presidents and Prime Ministers who wished to impose their will on their country would ask “May I do it: does the law allow it”. On either side of the Atlantic we now have a President and a Prime Minister who ask a much simpler question, “Can anyone stop me?” The difference between “May I?” and “Can I?” is the difference between lawful and accountable government and the whims of dictatorship.

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