Once again, I find myself forced to speak about politics in this blog. President Trump’s
disgraceful press conference with Russia’s Putin demonstrated a singular abandonment
of American values and policies. Trump has made it clear that the Russian dictator
controls him, and that he values Putin more than he does the United States of America.
He has buckled to Putin and capitulated to the former K.G.B. agent’s agenda.
I wish I were over-reacting, but I do not believe that I am. I quote from CNN Politics (7/16/2018):
“Sen. John McCain, an Arizona Republican who has consistently criticized the President,
said Trump’s comments were ‘one of the most disgraceful performances by an American
president in memory.'”
“Republican Sen. Ben Sasse, a Republican from Nebraska, issued a blistering statement
just minutes after the press conference wrapped. Sasse rebuked Trump’s statement that
he held ‘both countries responsible’ for the deteriorated relationship between the United
States and Russia. ‘This is bizarre and flat-out wrong. The United States is not to blame.
America wants a good relationship with the Russian people but Vladimir Putin and his
thugs are responsible for Soviet-style aggression,’ Sasse said in the statement.
‘When the President plays these moral equivalence games, he gives Putin a propaganda
win he desperately needs.'”
I quote from nbc.news.com (7/16/2018): Former CIA director John Brennan, a frequent
Trump critic and a national security analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, called
Trump’s performance ‘nothing short of treasonous.'”
It is now certain that Russia instituted and conducted a cyber attack against the United
States of America and our voting system, the sacred basis of our democracy, an action
that can be considered an act of war. Article Three of the Constitution of the United
States of America defines treason as “Treason against the United States, shall consist only
in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and
Comfort.” Russia clearly is our enemy, and giving aid or comfort to the enemy is, without
a doubt, an act of treason.
Americans need to put aside differences of being liberal or conservative, Democratic or
Republican, and recognize the clear threat to our democracy that is being shown by
President Trump. Congress needs to act, and Americans must keep pressure on Congress
We must preserve our democracy.