Elizabeth Warren sees the danger

I’ve not gone out of my way to follow any of the current presidential candidates and their various appearances around the country. Even if I wanted to, media attention seems riveted on Trump.

But every night I watch Stephen Colbert, and last night his guest was Elizabeth Warren. She was so animated it was almost exhausting, but she had a lot of interesting things to say.

One comment, however, (at 9:20) stood out above the rest and I was so taken by it that I even wrote it down at the time:

A country that elects a Donald Trump is already in serious trouble — really bad trouble.

That’s my biggest concern in a nutshell — that there are so many people in this country who support a man like Donald Trump. Apparently they share his “values” of racism, sexism, xenophobia, white supremacy, low or nonexistent ethics and morals, flouting of the law, win at any cost, thuggery, lying, etc.

They must have always been among us, or Trump would never have been elected. But since then he has emboldened and enabled them and they’ve become much more open about their feelings — unfriendly, aggressive, angry, even violent. What will happen if their leader doesn’t get reelected? Or if he gets impeached, convicted, and removed from office?

About his possible impeachment Trump tweeted:

If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal.

As badly divided as the country is, I sometimes worry that the idea of civil war is not just presidential hyperbole. It’s tribalism at its worst, and its grip is slowly strangling us.

 



Categories: Politics

4 replies

  1. The op-ed page of our Joplin Globe this morning had this quote:

    The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." ~ Edmund Burke

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