For all of our flaws, the world still thinks of the United States as the gold standard; and in spite of our faults, the global leaders who stand with us on the world stage look to us to lead the way.

In the United States, we are free to despise our commander in chief if we want to; of course, anyone with pride in our country, irrespective of whomever is in the West Wing, knows how to, and will, show respect to the office.

Be that as it may, it seems as if half of the American people have fallen victim to a cultish spell and the rest witness the revolt, but can’t see their point of view.

The hatred for President Donald Trump runs deeper than a mere refusal to accept him as the leader of the free world; they’d rather burn the White House to the ground than let him sit in the chair.

Blinded by ire, the resisters have become insurgents; don’t they know that they will alter what it means to govern ourselves if they impeach Trump?

The leaks and the push to impeach have made a farce of our democracy. We do not overthrow our government; we are not Venezuela.

Yes, we need to have oversight, but who keeps an eye on the watchdogs while they watch the chief?

The separate but equal branches of government are tasked with provide checks and balances, but no one has paid the bill; the checks have bounced and we are broke.

Neither the Democrats nor Republicans should wheel and deal along party lines, yet that is what they do.

They waste the five minutes that they get to talk, yield their time back to the other side, and then they proceed to roll the oiled wheel back to them.

Right now, the Republicans want to blame the Democrats for the lack of progress. How soon they forget; we would not have half of the problems that we have now had they not acted the same way for eight years.

The Republicans behaved like a gang of recalcitrant teens when the head of state was President Barack Obama; they did what they could to thwart his success when he was in office (NBC, 2014).

Now the Democrats sit on their hands, put their head in the sand and obstruct; they think it’s fair for them to get a chance to hit back, too. What happened to the high road they said they were going to take?

They both act as if the aisle is a moat stocked with saltwater crocs. The brave few who do try to find a way to cross have to dodge the rocks hurled at them by members of their own party.

We count on the media to hold their feet to the fire and to tell us when they find a red herring. But the obsequious journalists feed the beast and muddy the water to give them cover.

The anonymous op-eds and the tell-all’s by the two-faced advisers to the president, those whom he deemed loyal, are troubling, if not treasonous.

Yes, Trump lies; and he makes a drama out of a crisis. He is a narcissist, but so are Nadler and Nancy, and Schumer and Schiff; they slip on the same pair of shoes and dance to the same tune.

The showboats wag their tongue, eager to sell their soul for the spotlight, each one fervent to be the first to trash the chief.

Desperate to have the eye of the public, they flail their arms in the air and call out to whomever has a camera; here, over here — hey, look, I have the memo, too.

They won’t have to wait, because the press is on standby, primed to spin the political propaganda to spur on the people and prod the White House.

It seems as if the DNC emails daily talking points to the media outlets; they all read from the same script (Bandler, 2016).

Having said that, Fox news highlights those talking points, pour out the praise on Trump and omit the whole picture.

Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler (D-NY) has used the sway of his seat to undermine the process of government oversight.

Granted, no one, not even the president, is above the law; but he is not below the law, either.

Congressional supervisors are like a stalker who stares in the bedroom window of a victim from a dingy old pickup truck across the street, lying in wait with a roll of duct tape and rope on the front seat.

The left will not concede that Trump is the head of the United States, let alone the leader of the free world.

The truth is there are 24 hopefuls who would rather shove Trump off the racetrack than face off with him at the polls.

They are afraid he might actually win, and it is just too traumatic to think of him as a two-term president.

Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) spilled the beans when he admitted for the first time that there is a plot to take the vote from the people.

He said, “I’m concerned if we don’t impeach this president, he will get re-elected” (Harris, 2019). If you can’t beat him, impeach him.

He went on to preach that there is a constitutional crisis, our nation is in dire straits and the soul of Congress is at risk if they don’t act now, while they still can. Talk about fear-mongering.

They say every vote ought to count. What they mean to say is that as long as the ballot cast doesn’t have the name Donald J. Trump on it, then it ought to count.

While Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tries to enfranchise 1.5 million incarcerated felons, the biggest effort to disenfranchise 63 million Trump voters takes place (Shafer, 2019).

No matter what your politics are, if you love Trump or if you loathe Trump, that ought to worry us all.

 

RAINA FISHER, who has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in Christian counseling, is a free-lance writer and advocate for children’s rights. She lives on County Home Road near Paris and her email address is rainafisher@hotmail.com.

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