I say crazy because nearly 2 1/2 centuries later the union is nowhere near perfect, justice for all has yet to be established and virtually no aspect of our domestic situation is tranquil.
These days, one of the major reasons for this turmoil is former President Donald Trump, a man who has never been particularly keen on tranquility.
Just the opposite.
Chaos is his game.
That might be one of the reasons he's in trouble, most recently having been indicted by the Manhattan district attorney's office with 34 counts of falsifying business records.
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