How many lies can one espouse or overlook to hold the party line at the expense of our democracy and our standing in the world? For me this is a rhetorical question that doesn’t have an exact answer, but I do know that it is ultimately destructive and not good for America.
Volume I pages 1-2 of the Mueller report states that “…the investigation established that the Russian government perceived it would benefit from a Trump presidency and worked to secure that outcome…” and the “…Campaign expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian effort….”
It is a fact that the Trump campaign and Russia worked in concert to elect Trump in 2016 undermining our democratic process. Since Trump believed on some level that this was illegal, he obstructed the investigation in a multitude of ways which are outlined in Volume II of the report.
Trump and other Republicans are calling the investigation a hoax which it is obviously not and declaring it over which it is not. Their only focus is staying in power and not on searching for the truth.
What do they get from this power? I am not exactly sure, but it might be to protect those who fit into their definition of an American. As I have been observing their behavior more closely since November 2016, I have a very cynical view of the Republican definition of an American. It is as follows, wealthy, white, straight, suit wearing, Christian, male and no one else. Everyone else is undeserving of the rights and protections provided by our democracy. And, they believe they are entitled to all the wealth. This seems to be their motivation for lying and overlooking wrongdoing and incompetence even at the expense of their own integrity.
Right now, the number one party line holder is A.G Barr and his number one job is to protect the American people, all the people. And he is not doing that! He needs to resign! He has trashed his reputation and legacy. For what, is a mystery!
I am ending this week’s blog with a message for the wealthy from the Bible. “For you, brethren, were [indeed] called to freedom; only [do not let your] freedom be an incentive to your flesh or excuse [for selfishness], but through love you should serve one another” Galations 5:13 (Amplified Bible). … and not just yourself and those who fit your narrow definition!