Saturday, August 12, 2017

The President Must Be Removed

The list of egregious actions by the President since taking office are too numerous to mention. But during this past week he took things to another level. 

His careless rhetoric on North Korea inflamed an already volatile situation that requires the utmost intelligence and judgment, not macho speech. His bizarre, oddly guarded statement, on the tragic events in Charlottesville failed to condemn white supremacy.

He's incompetent, cruel, reckless, and unfit for the job.

And then there's the Russian investigation. I have no idea where it will go, but we shall see.

The Republican Party is the Party of Lincoln, Grant, TR, Eisenhower, Reagan, and McCain. Regardless of what one thinks of their politics, they left a proud legacy of representing the country with respect and displayed wise leadership at critical moments.

Republicans in Congress must realize that history is watching them - and do the same. What kind of world do they want to leave for their children and grandchildren?  Some have stood up to the President and I believe more will in the future.

Removing the President from office will not be a cure all for the problems facing America and the world by any means. But it would be an encouraging first step. 

Americans must reflect on the kind of future they want.  In my heart, I don't believe the overwhelming majority want a society based on fear and intolerance.

I hope that leaders, everyday citizens, people everywhere in America and the world will make their voices heard on the shameful lack of leadership from the President in the coming days and weeks. Everyone's voice counts.

To quote the British philosopher Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

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