Yesterday, we were on our way to visit our grandson when the song “United We Stand” by Brotherhood of Man came on the radio. The lyrics are entirely appropriate for today’s turmoil:
I tend to look at current events through the prism of the past. It gives us the most perspective on what to expect next. Since Trump has been referred to as a King, Dictator, and Tyrant, I thought it appropriate to evaluate the actions of our “elected leaders” through the prism of history to determine who is acting in such a manner.
Today is the day. Your case is being heard in court, but you are not invited. You are reminded that court officials went on record more than three years ago, stating you were guilty of crime even before the investigation began. The lead prosecutor stated for nearly three years that they have compelling evidence in plain sight you committed these crimes but never presented the evidence in court. After an extensive investigation, it was determined no crime was committed. You felt relieved, and you could go on with life. However, the prosecutor was not satisfied, so you have now been accused of more crimes publicly. He along with other prosecutors continue to pursue you, which disrupts your life, your family’s life, and your ability to do your job. Today is the day that it is heard and you feel some sense of justice coming.
If impeachment is necessary as claimed by the Democrats in the House of Representatives, everyone, regardless of political alignment and feelings for the President, should want the process to be transparent. Love him or hate him; you should care about the process. Why? According to Representatives Pelosi, Schiff, and Nadler, the evidence shows that the President has violated the law and oath of office. If so, they are obligated by law to impeach if this is true with a full House vote then place him on trial in the Senate. Otherwise, it should be dropped due to the lack of evidence. While they cite the mandate by the US Constitution, most proceedings are not laid out in the US Constitution at all. The Constitution is a framework “to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America (The Constitution of the United States, 2015).”
On any given day in my professional role, I receive complaints against licensed practitioners. In some cases, the individual calling might be considered a whistle-blower since they are also calling about the facility. Regardless, we give every complaint due process. Before launching a full investigation, which includes issuing a subpoena, the complainant is questioned regarding their knowledge of the events. It may go in several ways.