American politics has devolved from Dwight Eisenhower’s claim as “protecting the rights and privileges of free people and preserving what is good and faithful in our national heritage”…
To now…the exercise of raw power at all costs to achieve a political end
It has reached its nadir today with the Ginsburg replacement.
Good and moral men do not set a standard one year and completely ignore it later when it better serves their purposes.
Good and moral men do not have to diagram sentences and do verbal contortions to try to make themselves less shameful.
Good and moral men know what is right and live by what is right without resorting to playing games.
We have seen very few good and moral men in the GOP these last 4 years as a corrupt grifter, bully, serial sexual assaulter, liar has run roughshod over our country, ignoring any norm or sense of decency and destroying Americans belief in our democratic institutions of rule of law, freedom to protest, and putting country over party.
Trump and his GOP have not played fair with their power. They have misused and abused it in an effort to protect their leader believing he will give them what they want.
It will be hard to turn back the destructive excesses of the Trump years.
Which is why Democrats —if they succeed in taking back the White House and Senate—need to use raw power themselves.
Ending the filibuster, increasing Supreme Court seats, passing legislation to hold Presidents accountable for criminal actions, depoliticizing the Justice Department, preserving and expanding the Affordable Care Act are just a few items that need to be dealt with.
If we have a change of power, those in power must be unwavering in using it to bring us out of our constitutional collapse.
Our Founding Fathers assumed those who would seek the highest office would be good and moral men. We now know that is not guaranteed so it’s left to those who ARE good and moral men to make things right again.