Inhumane Humanity

Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed. --Herman Melville

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Resistance Inside the Trump Administration

Today, The New York Times published an OP Ed titled; “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration”. 

many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.

Let’s assume, for a moment, that this shallow, misguided effort was indeed written by an “official” from within the administration.  What does he/she hope to accomplish?  What are this person’s motives and how do they intend to achieve their goals?

If this is as it appears, it scares the Hell out of me, and it damned well should you too.

As much as I despise Trump, I have very serious concerns about this “letter” and those portrayed within; suppose every president is saddled with a person/people surreptitiously subverting our leader(s) to "protect the nation”?

But we believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic

There truly could not be a better excerpt from a Hollywood storyline about anarchism, or endless revolution.

Keep in mind; these officials are NOT elected.  Rather, they are appointed, so from where do they derive their authority?  And if from nowhere; what, in a republic built around the concept of democratic principles, will self-appointed authority accomplish but chaos?

And, if they simply assume this authority, what then becomes of our government, indeed our republic, when the few, or even more sinisterly, the one, decide they have a better way than those elected by you and me?

Is this not saying “I know better than one-hundred, thirty million Americans”?  Is this not saying; “I don’t approve of the way the election turned out, so I’m taking matters into my own hands”?  And, if this is indeed the sentiment, where/when does it stop? 

This person/people seem to think fulfilling their “first duty to this country” is to supplant the very democratic principles they swore to protect, but to simply agree with their results, despite their methods, is inviting disaster on an epic scale.

A nation is at its most precarious point when a few decide to usurp its elected leader(s) and democratic processes.

We’ve been given the means with which we can remove an irrational, amoral, psychopathic moron from office.  That means is the Constitution of the United States.  And, if our elected representatives in DC cannot find the courage they espoused during their campaigns, then the governors of the states need to take action.

We have redundancy within redundancies in safe-guards to protect our republic and the last I heard, a few disenchanted appointed officials weren’t included in those redundancies.

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