Looking over the calendar, history thinks, “If you thought impeachment was a big deal, just wait.”
Corruption corrodes democracy, and produces cynicism. Cynicism does not cause our difficulties. It results from them.
I have always thought that presidents do not have to be all that intelligent. You need a lot of qualities, but you don’t need to be a genius. You do need to be able to think, though.
Start with budgets, leadership, employment contracts and qualifications, disciplinary processes, training programs: administrative details every organization must address to function effectively. Academic concepts like systemic racism do not give you traction you need for deep change.
We need to accept the fact that this president, if given the opportunity, will try to be a dictator.
The FBI expects to police the 2020 election, secretly. First priority: do not get caught. They understand now that partial transparency does not work.
I know the word criminal conveys more contempt than one would like, but crimes include blatant violations of the Constitution, and of the rights we hold under the Constitution.
For one, it would add to Hillary’s pain. For another, Trump would crow. Third, it would remind us that Putin bought his signal victory with the Democrats’ money.
Boston residents thanked law enforcement officers at the end of the day. They were happy that thousands of officers had protected the city and its residents from the unarmed Tsarnaev.
They are the shepherds that protect us from the Muscovite wolves. They can use the money to build stronger fences around us.
Plainly they do not want to protect society, or enforce laws for society’s benefit. They want to dominate society and intimidate citizens. Access to private information helps them do that.
Even if Trump’s appearance on the scene dismays many, we can be grateful for his daily reminders that “he alone can fix things.” That is the voice of power, not law.