Friday September 22, 2017
A recent letter expressed the idea that critics of the president should accept the fact that he has been elected. The notion that critics should be quiet is shockingly un-American. I believe that this country works best when citizens cast informed votes. That means paying at least some attention to what is happening in the halls of government.
Heather Heyer, the woman run down by a neo-Nazi in Charlottesville, Va., in August, had this on her Facebook page: "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention." Anyone paying even a little bit of attention sees that this president has violated and continues to violate ethical and practical norms of government. A partial list includes: having his son-in-law who lied on his security clearance forms as an adviser, holding interest in wide-flung businesses that profit from his presidency, using Twitter to conduct foreign relations, hiring people for his administration who have conflicts of interest or are woefully unqualified, and tacitly encouraging white supremacists. And the president is enabled by Republicans in Congress who turn a blind eye to his unethical and even dangerous activities.
I am paying attention. I am outraged. And I will not be quiet until we return people to office who respect this government, this country and the rule of law.
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