Donald Trump is a dangerous threat to morality, civility, decency, our
Constitution, and the Rule of Law. He destroys everything he touches,
including the hundreds of former friends and those who worked for him in our
White House (147 and counting) whom he has turned on, ridiculed, fired or
sacrificed to cover his myriad financial, civil and criminal behaviors. We
will soon be rid of him, but it will take years to heal the chaos, filth, and
criminality that he inflicted on this nation. It is time for the LDS Americans
to make the moral decision to stop running interference and deference for Trump
and his entirely corrupt administration. Your children are watching and
listening for consistency in your moral compass. Listen to Mitt Romney: he
often chooses the health of our Nation, decency and the Rule of Law over
@Flipphone: "The Democrat control congress has only one objective in
mind.... Destroying President Trump. That's IT!"You got it
right... And the way they are trying to do it is to drag accusation after
accusation of potential wrongdoing out until the 2020 election. They wanna keep
people doubting about him so there will be some degree of question whether he
did something wrong. That's why the House Dems want the full, unredacted
Mueller report plus all supporting documentation, and Trump's tax returns.
@One old manRE: "It's long past time to really Drain The Swamp by
voting out ALL incumbents in BOTH parties"...---Would you commit
to vote out Ben McAdams? He's an incumbent.You did say
"ALL incumbents"... did you not? That would include Ben McAdams.Somehow I suspect you would not vote Ben McAdams and all other Dems out.
So it's kinda lame promise you obviously won't keep.That's the way it usually is when people demand we vote out all
incumbents (both parties)... they mean you vote all yours out and I'll
think about maybe voting one of ours out.I like Ben McAdams
(especially if he'd keep his promise to be in the middle and vote with both
sides from time to time). So far he hasn't kept that promise, so I
don't know that Rs will vote for him next time, which would doom his
chances or re-election in a district that's mostly Republican.===My son is a Democratic Party delegate. He says, "Utah
needs more women and people of Color representing us"... I asked if he
voted for Mia Love... he was silent.McAdams is neither. Love was
both.Obviously he meant more Dems who were women or people of color.
@one old manRE: "It's long past time to really Drain The Swamp by
voting out ALL incumbents in BOTH parties"...---You keep
proposing that. But you never do it!How many times have you
proposed this? And how many times have you set the example and done it?Rs did it in 2010. They cleaned house when TeaParty movement was big
(end of Bush admin, start of Obama Admin). We voted many of our incumbents out
(Bob Bennett was one). Dems never vote their incumbents out. They have to
retire or die.We did what you propose. Have you?Google
"List of members of the United States Congress by longevity of service -
Wikipedia"...---Almost 100% of the top 25 are Democrats.Most Democrats die in office or retire.Name last Dem
incumbent you voted against.==RE: "Viable, sensible,
middle of the road party"...--Do you really think you or
Democrat's represent the middle? I think AOC, Warren, etc, are
radical.Trump is more towards the middle than Liz Warren or Bernie
Sanders. Dem's only hope for winning people in the middle is Joe
Biden.If you're in the middle both sides hate you.
Establishment Rs and Ds hate Trump. Because he's neither.
Your editorial suggests the House of Representatives should decide right now
whether to move forward on impeachment. It would seem more prudent for the
House to first review the complete Mueller Report and whatever evidence that
supports it. You seem to be suggesting that we buy William Barr’s
“move along, nothing to see here” spin on the Mueller Report without
having a full opportunity to see the underlying facts. As for Trump’s tax
returns, they should help show with whom he has been doing business and when,
not just how much money he made or lost. The American people deserve to know
that so we can determine if their president has been truthful to us and if there
are areas where his personal business interests could create a serious conflict.
Flipphone - , 00May 11, 2019 8:40 a.m.The Democrat control congress
has only one objective in mind.... Destroying President Trump. That's
IT!===Yes, and right now there is no other way for them
to save America from his insanity.Let's pray they succeed.
It's long past time to really Drain The Swamp by voting out ALL incumbents
in BOTH parties.Even more, we need a viable, sensible, middle of the
road party that would reflect the views of the vast majority of Americans.Like the United Utah Party's excellent example.VOTE
@UtahBlueDevil 7:34RE: "Conservatives used to be about honesty,
conservative family values, and nation above all"...---And
Liberals used to be about tolerance and diversity (even tolerance of diversity
of thought). But not today. If you don't walk in lock step with them...
your are shamed, bullied, vilified, and told your opinions/thoughts are not
tolerable.===If everyone just could all think exactly
the same - life would be so great"...---Yah. That's what
lots of Liberals think, but only if you think the same as them. If not...
watch out...===So getting along might just being the
next best answer....---I agree with that. So... where are
Democrats and Trump-haters on the "Get Along" plan? I don't see
them following that plan. Do you?===I agree we need to
be more tolerant and embrace diversity of thought. Not punish it or smash it
A couple of crusty old curmudgeons if I ever saw one.You would think
they would be able to muster a smile. They have been given one of the most
prestigious and cushy jobs in the country. You would think they would be
happy.We do have a crisis of crises today. But we ran the
government by crisis when Obama was President too. And when Bush was
President. Everything (budget, debt ceiling extensions, any bill) had to
become a crisis before they would do anything. And even then they would usually
just muster enough energy to kick it down the road far enough to be outside this
election cycle.Congress has been managing this country by crisis for
a long time.
Who is at fault? We are when we elect ideologues who won’t work across the
aisle to solve America’s problems.The good news is that we
have the power to change who represents us! We can change America by changing
whom we send to Washington D.C. We can: 🛑 STOP -
electing ideologues on the left & right. 🛑 STOP -
electing people with extreme views who don’t believe in or have the
ability to find common ground.🛑 STOP - electing leaders who
block action on critically important issues.🛑 Stop -
electing demagogues who create fear of the ‘other’ to gain/retain
power. We are ultimately responsible for the gridlock we see in D.C.
👉👈🏿 Isn’t the answer. We have the power to
change things by sending our elected leaders the message that can & will do
better than this!
Re 1aggieIf I could see how Trump releasing tax returns would help
me or my family I would care.In the mean time I'm grateful he
got taxes lowered on me and the companies I invest in.This makes
these companies not only more profitable, but more stable, and since I am
approaching retirement, both of these things matter.
Flipphone:"Why is someone's tax returns the business of anyone
else? The IRS is there to catch tax cheats."Applicants for many
jobs in the govt. often require background/security checks including:"an FBI reference check of former employers, coworkers, friends,
neighbors, landlords, and schools along with a review of credit, tax, and police
records. "Presidential presidential candidates are not required
to undergo similar background checks. When applying for the highest office with
access to top secret information (at least after one is elected), an individual
ought to be required to undergo the same background and security checks other
govt. applicants are required to submit to. Every presidential
candidate ought to be required to release several years of tax returns, as most
have. How many tax returns released by candidates? Obama-16 yrsGeorge Bush 8yrsBill Clinton 8 yrsHillary Clinton 16 yrsJeb
Bush 32 yrsTrump 1 yr. All time high:Harry S.
Truman 36 yrs.
@sman: "... no President in my lifetime has had a 98 % hostile press after
him."More of the Trump-as-victim schtick.Spare
us.There is a mnemonic developed for family members and coworkers
who must deal with certain disordered personality types: DARVO. When such troubled folks are confronted with criticism of harmful behavior or
wrong-doing, they follow a predictable sequence of aggression:- Deny
... that the harm occurred.- Accuse/attack ... the person raising
the issue.- Reverse ... the roles of- Victim ... and- Offender.Trump follows this pattern to a T. And like
other trembling enablers in a dysfunctional family or workplace, his followers
propagate his predictable reactions.
@sman: " ... no President in my lifetime has had a 98 % hostile press after
him."More of the Trump-as-victim ax
Why is someone's tax returns the business of anyone else? The IRS is
there to catch tax cheats.
Impartial wrote “The fact that Trump and his GOP flunkies are going to
great lengths to keep the unredacted report hidden should be a big red flag,
even to Trump supporters, that he's hiding things.“The
only portion of the Mueller Report that hasn’t been made available to
Congress is the portion the law prohibits from being released: the grand jury
portions. The Democrats don’t read what has been made available and are
going to great lengths to keep asking for something they know can’t have
so their flunkies can continue to say the GOP is obfuscating. Sadly, people are
falling for their stunt.
SMan... be real. Saying that 98% of the press is against the President shows
you are only listening to the 2%. Some of the rhetoric just isn't true
that you are consuming. Let's take the economy. Yes, the US
economy is booming. But the seems to forget that the global economy is booming.
If you look at the growth rates of the worlds global economies, the US
isn't in the top 50% of economies right now when measured on growth.
It's behind Poland, Egypt, Bolivia, even Pakistan. Over 50 economies are
growing faster - countries like China at double the rate of the US.And then there are the industries Trump promised to help. Steel for example.
US Steel's stock value, during these booming times, is worth half of what
it was when Trump took office. Half. And coal, despite deep deregulations,
still is in decline.And last month.... the trade deficit widened by
50 Billion. Widened. Not narrowed. So again, perhaps widen your
news sources beyond the two percent. You will find there is a wealth of
information out there... so of it irritating.... but you need to understand why
people feel the way they do. There might be a reason for the deep coverage of
I'm old enough to be able to say, that no President in my lifetime has had
a 98 % hostile press after him. They trash Trump on the Tariffs, saying
it's going to destroy the economy. The numbers do not show that reality.
The trade deficit fell this last quarter and exports rose.the numbers beating
every so called experts prediction. The true crises we have is a moral crisis
and a spending crisis. Unlimited immigration causes a huge increase in spending
so it's a problem also.
Democrats gripe about Trump not showing his tax returns. The facts are there is
not a law requiring politicians to show them. It has been tradition since
the1930’s to do so. And Someone commented about how the democrats is no
rubber stamp for Trump. The facts are they are a no Stamp. They have not even
tried to pass a bill that stands a chance of passing. They are Grandstanding and
obstructing because they don’t want to pass anything that might benefit
Trump. They are not worrying about this country. There is a crisis and it is
dereliction of duty by congress who’s only concern is destroy Trump.
The crisis at the border existed long before Trump took office but he did
highlight the issue that others Just provided weak lip service. The constitution
hadn’t changed but the crisis exist where legislators in congress display
their lack of knowledge about the contents of the constitution. I find it
appalling how little people know about the history of this country. THAT IS THE
So soon we forget Fast and Furious, and Obama's executive decision to stop
investigation of Eric Holder, and how it was swept under the rug. Things have never been rosy in our government, and parties have always been
opposed. If your to young to remember. read multiple books and get several
sides of the story, or listen to Walter Cronkite. He reported the story, he
wasn't out to side with a political agenda, he just quoted the facts. And
if the facts turned out incorrect, the next night he led off his news with an
conservative lady - and yet after all those investigations, who was charged with
what? How many people associated with whom have been charged and convicted of
crimes. Conservatives used to be about honesty, conservative
family values, and nation above all. I liked being associated with that.
Today, its a bunch victims who want to blame "foreigners" for all their
problems. If we just didn't have those scary foreigners, life would be
good. And democrats.... and liberals. Don't need them either.If everyone just could all think exactly the same - life would be so
great. Alas.... thats just not an option, so getting along might just being
the next best answer.
KHoopes - "...people commenting are more interested in proving themselves
right than they are in being civil and listening to others to see if maybe
someone with a contrasting opinion possibly has something to say that is valid.
I applaud those that truly listen or read with an open mind."Well, that makes two of us, and perhaps BlueDevil. How we going to get others
It is clear, the crisis is seen through the colored lens of your politics. Trying through any means necessary to overturn an election is a
crisis.Accepting illegal entry to our country as 'normal'
is a crisis.Seeing the Constitution as no longer relevant, is a
crisis.That the left is ok with all of the above. That is a
crisis.The right accepted Obama as President, didn't try to
overthrow him. Did try to hold him accountable for Benghazi and the resultant
lies of he and Clinton; did hold him accountable for shoving Obamacare down our
throats; did hold him accountable for the IRS, DOJ, FBI abuses; and now hold
them accountable for the harassment and fraud perpetrated on the President, his
cabinet and the American people for the Mueller investigation.
@joe5: "If you go through the media outlets and find the ones that have
routinely been caught lying, have had to print retractions and corrections, and
have often snarled at each other, you are looking at those who are printing
anti-Trump news."Here's the difference Joe, b/t real news
shows & respectable newspapers, & the entertainment outlets that pretend
to dispense news--you hit the nail on the head when you said they admit their
mistakes & print retractions, or corrections. On the other hand, when was
the last time you heard Trump or any of his cult members, incl. Fox News, admit
a mistake. Even Sarah Sanders, who admitted under oath to Mueller's team
(since she knew she could actually go to jail if caught lying) that she just
made stuff up abt the FBI cheering Trump's firing of Comey (she had "no
basis in facts" is how she put it to them), but when questioned by the media
after the Mueller report came out, she merely called it a "slip of the
tongue", like it was accidental, & not a purposeful intent to deceive.
She has been proven a liar, & she works for the biggest one of
all.I get that you're following Trump's directive to not
believe what you're seeing or hearing.
It's interesting to read the comments here and see the same old views, the
same agendas, and the same self righteous attitudes. I don't see how anyone
can say that either side of the aisle is truly interested in doing what is best
for the country or get to the truth about anything, their priority is to
maintain or grab more power. I think the majority of the people commenting are
more interested in proving themselves right than they are in being civil and
listening to others to see if maybe someone with a contrasting opinion possibly
has something to say that is valid. I applaud those that truly listen or read
with an open mind.
The blatantly dishonest claims and positions of Democrates and their sponsored
media is unbelievable. They still cant admit that Trump was elected honestly.
Now that Mueller's anti Trump investigative team has proven
that Trump did not collude with Russia, the Dems and lieing media are saying
that Trump has obstructed justice by firing the person (Comey) who likely
started this false investigation by lieing to a FISA Court. If you
think we have a crisis now, wait until Inspector General Horowitz releases his
report and recommends criminal charges be made against several former FBI
officials. Both groups again know this is coming so they are working together
to try and discredit Attorney General Barr. We must get to the truth
so this can never happen again to another US President or Public figure.
"There is no question that no President in at least modern times has seen
the scrutiny as this President,"Are you kidding me? Need we
name all them. Watergate, Iran/Contra, Benghazi (which went of for 4
years)..... this list is long and deep. Add to that the Clinton affair....
good grief. Dear Mr. Trump hasn't had it worse.... he just has the thinest
skin... is the biggest self proclaimed victim.The hardest..... the
man doesn't know what tough is... which seems to be his trade mark. What
next... foot problems again too? While past presidents have fought for this
nation, put on this nations uniform, mr. Trump was going to school with the rest
of his frat brothers. Hardly.....
While I disagree with the President on his methods to get the wall built, I
think the act of building the wall is completely within is his responsibility to
do under securing the borders.On the other hand, the idea that the
President thinks he is above congressional overbite, and that telling his staff
to not work with congress is not within his powers. You can't start
saying "I will have my people ignore congressional subpoenas" and then
expect the rest of the country to honor and respect the government - when it is
not convent to themThe precedent being set here is entirely
destructing of those things that have kept this country going for over 200
years. When he ran for office he had to know that congress had this job. He
cheered when Hillary was forced to testify. He can not now say his people are
above the law. That's not how it works. Yes, these powers have been
abused in the past (McCarthy), but we have survived that. We can not survive
when one branch decides to ignore the powers of congress and feel they are not
responsible. This idea also of converting 4th of July in DC into a
huge Trump political rally... that too is a very bad precedent.
In Nov. 2018, enough voters around the country were dissatisfied with how their
GOP Representatives were performing -- or not performing -- to decisively swing
control of the House to the Democrats. For just over 4 months,
Democrats have been doing what they believe they were elected to do. Unsurprisingly the Democratic House is not the passive rubber-stamp that
Republicans provided Trump. This column implies that DN wishes that were not
so and seemingly prefers the prior GOP status quo.If Democrats
misjudge what Americans want, they will lose the House in 2020. Pelosi knows
the stakes and is just doing her job and fulfilling her oath of office, as
foreign as that may sound to post-Trump Republicans.
patriotic: Your comment at 8:14am is truly ironic. If you go through the media
outlets and find the ones that have routinely been caught lying, have had to
print retractions and corrections, and have often snarled at each other, you are
looking at those who are printing anti-Trump news. They are the ones with an
endlessly gullible audience. You would think that being caught in lie after lie
after lie, people would begin to turn from them (and some are since, for
example, CNN ratings have cratered). But there are still some that jump on the
very next lie.A couple of years ago, I went to several news on-line
news outlets every single day to get a wide cross-section of viewpoints. If
someone was caught in a lie, I dropped them. Every single one of them, including
this paper, ended up being dropped as a regular part of my news day except,
interestingly, Breitbart. Even Drudge, Fox and other more conservative outlets
have joined the FakeNews media parade.So I find it interesting that
you call out the Trump propaganda machine when the primary purveyors of
propaganda are the anti-Trump outlets based completely on their records of
apologizes, corrections, and retractions.
Impartial7: "Democrats are trying to get to the truth. By using the tools
that the law has laid out. But Trump, and with the aid of McConnell and his band
of yes men, are refusing to comply."So Congress "fiddles
while Rome burns" and the real problem is that you are satisfied with that.
As I have been censored with my responses here, could I at least ask one and all
to read the Mueller report? Is that too much to ask?
@Impartial7 - DRAPER, UT"This does NOT exonerate Trump of no
obstruction". There's no proof that you yourself have not
stolen from your employer. But that doesn't mean you haven't! In fact,
unless you not only surrender your last ten tax returns and ten years of bank
statements to your employer, but the tax returns and bank statements of your
family friends for the last ten years, and the tax returns and bank statements
of everyone you work with, and the tax returns and bank statements of the
parents your children have gone to school with, then you're guilty of
stealing from your employer. You see how that works? And
I get it. You're not the President. But then we're all going down a
slippery slope of laws applying to some but not others right? We all saw that in
July of 2016.
@flipphoneYou could say the same thing about republicans when Obama
was in office. This is the problem. Instead of innovating and coming
up with the best ideas to solve problems. The parties only think they have the
best ideas and will not budge. Republicans will not admit tax cuts don’t
pay for themselves. Democrats will not admit that welfare programs need to be
restructured.Look at social security. That is an easy fix. We
don’t need to raise taxes but we fundamentally need to change how it is
funded.The best ideas should win without political ideology even
being brought to the table.
I can’t conceive the hateful thoughts and unfounded evaluation of so many
elected officials occurring in our beautiful Land of the Free. No
one knows the thoughts of another man or what shaped his thoughts. But with all
the PC playing out, it is ironic that it’s okay to rip Representatives
duly elected by their constituents without regard to much else but their
unsubstantiated opinions. I am growing weary of instant sound
bites. A free press is being crowded out by unprofessional “social
media” hacks. The sad part is that such behavior is stealing
Someone wrote:"...we have never had a President that was incompetent,
morally unfit to lead, a pathological liar, and completely self
serving..."Sounds like JFK, Nixon and Bill Clinton to me.Sometimes we think we invented politics last year. That's why we
study history. Otherwise, we could be carried away by the narrative.
Congressional oversight does not mean repeating the Mueller investigation.
Trump has got political warts. Yep. So Democrats, let’s spare the
country rehashing the same thing over and over. The president has plenty of
flaws. Pick a new one and move on.Finally, why has not a single
Democratic leader read the 99.9% unredacted version of the Mueller Report made
available by Barr? I think the reason is obvious. They really don’t care
about what the report says. They just want to grandstand and waste
everyone’s time and money.Barr hasn’t committed a crime.
He is following the law and it is horrible to say otherwise.Does
the Truth matter anymore?
If you examine the cause of all of these crises, it all comes down to the same
thing: money in politics. We pay twice as much for healthcare as anyone else in
the world, but there is nothing we can do about it because the healthcare
industry spends millions of dollars in "donations" to congress to ensure
it doesn't happen.We buy insanely expensive weapons systems that
don't really work very well, but there is nothing we can do about it
because the military industrial complex spends million of dollars in
"donations" to congress to ensure it won't happen.Fixing
illegal immigration would be easy. Pass a law that levies large fines, including
prison time, on any employer who employs undocumented workers. It would stop
overnight. But no member of congress would ever support a bill to imprison his
donors. That would be career suicide.The reason our crises don't get
fixed is because congress is handsomely paid to ensure that they don't.
@Copybook Headings - Draper, UTMay 11, 2019 8:45 a.m.Impartial7 -
DRAPER, UT"Democrats are trying to get to the truth."We just
spent TWO years getting at the 'truth' and Mueller found it: No
collusion and no obstruction of justice. "Except it doesn't
say that. Trump says that, and his non-thinking supporters parrot his words. In
fact, the report goes out of the way to say "This does NOT exonerate Trump
of no obstruction". The fact that Trump and his GOP flunkies are going to
great lengths to keep the unredacted report hidden should be a big red flag,
even to Trump supporters, that he's hiding things. A lot of things. The
truth will eventually come out. I just hope it's while he still in office
and the GOP has to face the truth.
No less a Republican operative than former Vice-President Dick Cheney always
insisted that "deficits don't matter." The Deseret News, if it
believes to the contrary, is obligated to explain why -- and it fails to do that
in this editorial.I would suggest, not that the word
"crisis" is overused, but that far too often we fail even to recognize a
real "crisis" even when it smacks us right in the face. The current
crisis -- one I have waited in vain for the Deseret News to address -- is that
the Congress has submitted a lawful request to the Secretary of the Treasury and
the Commissioner of Internal Revenue for Mr. Trump's tax returns. When
such a lawful request is made, the law gives those two highly placed government
officials no discretion whatsoever -- they're required by law to provide
the returns. They have refused to do so in clear violation of what the Federal
law requires them to do. When some of the highest government officials in the
land refuse to comply with the laws, aren't they in violation of their oath
of office to "take care that the laws are faithfully executed?" I would
say that they are. So: what are we going to do about it?
President Trump wants to fix the crises of illegals flooding our southern border
but the Democrats refuse to give any assistance. Their goal is to destroy our
Impartial7 - DRAPER, UT"Democrats are trying to get to the
truth."We just spent TWO years getting at the 'truth'
and Mueller found it: No collusion and no obstruction of justice. Democrats are
not seeking the truth. They're obsessed with destroying this guy at all
costs and average Americans are sick of it. How about if Congress does it's
job like the article says?unrepentant progressive - Bozeman, MT"Yet, we have one political faction in this country that does not believe
in compromise and negotiation."You're speaking of Democrats
when the Affordable Care Act was on the floor of Congress right??
The Democrat control congress has only one objective in mind.... Destroying
President Trump. That's IT!
I absolutely reject the idea presented on these pages all the time including
today that the govt. is first of all a deep state, and secondly "the"
problem. The government and the services it provides are the heart
of our society. It should be governed, managed, overseen, and controlled, but
the emergence of the idea since Trump that it is somehow a pit of unpatriotic
evil seekers is both wrong and existentially dangerous.There is no
question that no President in at least modern times has seen the scrutiny as
this President, but then we have never had a President that was incompetent,
morally unfit to lead, a pathological liar, and completely self serving, all of
which describe Trump. A government that seeks to control such a man
is not a pit of evil doers but patriots seeking to preserve democracy.
Impartial 17 -- The Democrats can't recognize the truth ---- No collusion
-- No obstruction -- After wringing their hands for 2 years and claiming every
week that Trump was going to fire Mueller and even attempted to pass a law to
prevent it. now they won't accept his findings, --- Every time they can
not buffalo the president or get their way by accusing the president of some
wrong doing they claim a ---" Constitutional Crisis ", That seems to be
Standard operating Procedure now days. If we don't get our way by hook or
crook --- It's A Constitutional Crisis. --- When their only desire is to
impeach or to impede his policies is their agenda and focus on the next election
they are blinded by the real crisis that is the elephant in the room which is
the Border Crisis that has been a problem for years and they don't want
Trump to fix, especially since a lot could be done with a few simple laws
governing the way we handle those coming in illegally.
I am utterly amazed when defenders of the Trump-haters in Congress justify their
actions as just trying to get to the truth or just exercising their oversight
responsibilities. That is such baloney. How is attempting to obtain Trump's
tax returns or re-investigating the Mueller report doing either. It is obviously
the Democrats' continuing effort to reverse the 2016 election by any means
possible. So much time and effort is spent in this endeavor - abetted by a
national media that can't let it die, that the really tough issues that are
truly threatening the well-being of our country are being ignored. The
immigration debacle at the border, the burgeoning national debt, the trade war
with China and many other issues, if not crises now will surely become such in
the very near future, as hypocritical political leaders on both sides continue
to grandstand and pontificate for their own political aggrandizement while
"Rome burns" under their feet.
The crisis is that we have a leader that cares for no one but himself and his
own interests (and by extension, family members who he sees as an extension of
his self-image), and now we have a huge chunk of govt that that can only see
it's survival by propping up that leader, at the expense of their duty to
defend and uphold the Constitution.In other words, they will do
anything to defend and prop up their Supreme Leader, no matter what policies he
enacts (unless it goes against their xenophobic or gun-loving tendencies) or how
corrupt his actions have been (as long as they continue to get their
conservative judges). Remaining in power and forcing their values on
the rest of the world seem to be all they care abt (and keeping the masses
subjugated by protecting the corporations that fund their power, and enacting
laws that suppress minority voters).That is the cause of the crisis
we find ourselves in, & it's fueled by an uneducated and ignorant
electorate that seems perfectly willing to believe all the lies spoon-fed them
daily by an accomplished liar and his conspiring propaganda machine. Heaven help us!
When Congressional leaders order someone to break a law which they themselves
passed, then cite that person for contempt when he refuses; that is a crises in
government. When FBI officials undercut the Constitution in order to obstruct a
legitimately elected president, that is a crises. Illegal immigration with all
its horrendous suffering and other serious problems has gone unchecked for
decades; that is a continuing crises. Let's face the fact that in life,
crises do occur. We should not get so hardened that we become blase' and
ignore problems that really do need fixing.
The editor leaves out another key issue here. As congress fiddles, the power
vacuum is filled by unelected bureaucrats who protect their own jobs and make
real reform more difficult.There was a time when the press would
call them on it, but not today. The IRS, CIA and FBI are up to their eyeballs in
corruption, yet the media is still playing Trump-gotcha every day.Away from the White House, similar games are being played at OSHA, EPA and
immigration courts...all because they know they can do their own governing with
impunity.Expose that, Mr. Editor.
This editorial argues against itself, both internally and with its own history
of opinions.Everything of import in this country has been declared a
crisis, according to this opinion. The only way out of it is for the Congress
to get together and pass laws that would mitigate the current controversies says
this piece.Yet, we have one political faction in this country that
does not believe in compromise and negotiation. One party whose leader is at
the center of all these controversies. And one party who has rejected our long
standing democratic standards for the attainment and retention of political
power.The country can not have it both ways. You can not support
politicians who repeatedly refuse to recognize the legitimate arguments of their
political opponents, then cry aloud when these kinds of logjams occur.
"What we don’t get is how elected representatives could let the nation
suffer as they ignore real problems, all the while pointing fervently and
shouting “Crisis!” at things they have no intention of
confronting."Democrats are trying to get to the truth. By using
the tools that the law has laid out. But Trump, and with the aid of McConnell
and his band of yes men, are refusing to comply. Trump has a long track record
of distraction and covering up, but no one expected the GOP congress to abet.
Vote them out.
Baloney. Fakes news. Dems spying and weaponizing law enforcement is the crisis.