The political pundits are having a free-for-all in their discussions of the President and the Comey firing.
The analysis is one thing, and it is based on one’s experience and intellect. Viewers or listeners will accept and support what is said depending on their personal and political preferences, not necessarily on the known facts.
The truth always lies below analysis and above the ascertainable facts in the reportorial process of the media. Investigative diligence from both the news media and the FBI is essential. The truth will always emerge from solid reporting and investigation. One will bring truth to the public and the other exoneration or charges in a court of law.
There is another item that needs to be exposed or at least talked about. It is the question of demand loyalty from those in power. It is reported and acknowledged that Mr. Trump requires loyalty to him and his vision of America.
To me any loyalty pledged is to the republic, and not to the person in power.
The USA is morphing into something that would be foreign to our founders because they found a way out of colonies of disagreements.
It does not matter whether one is a democrat or a republican. It does not matter if we choose to be a conservative or a liberal. What matters is our commonality based on our belief in the rule of law. That is what a republic is.
Right now we have contention in all aspects of our collective society. Respect for different shades of opinion is missing.
Democrats choose policies and arguments favorable to their political thinking.
Republicans choose policies and arguments favorable to their political thinking.
Conservatives want less to be the national base.
Liberals want more to be the national base.
What each of us, no matter our thinking, no matter our personal or party preference, must choose is what is best for our “Republic, ” or we may crumble the foundation of our democracy.
Congressmen and women choose not for your party. Choose only for the Republic, for the rule of law. Neighbors and families in political disagreement choose not for your singularity of want, but for our commonality of life and living.
We have pledged allegiance to the republic which stands for the United States of America. Let us stand united and acknowledge with respect the diversity within our oneness.
Trump fires Comey:
If you are doing what every citizen is supposed to do, you are listening and reading everything you can on this issues to make a fair and logical conclusion, but as history and nature will attest most will not do so.
I’m not going into this, but I do ask reluctantly rhetorically.
What would Ed Morrow and Fred Friendly do with this story?