Friends are expressing their sincere fear for the future of our country. Fear that the freedoms so many have died for and which we have come to take for granted will not be there for their grandchildren.
I too fear for our future as democracy continues losing ground to oligarchy and yet:
I never imagined we’d see an end to the cold war in our lifetimes. Never would have believed there’d be that photo of Reagan, Bush and Gorbachev standing in front of the Statue of Liberty. But it happened.
And now, with questions of Russian inroads and influence holding sway over the White House, and each day bringing new revelations about just how insidious that influence may truly be, I remain far from giving up on our system.
It appears the pushback against 45 is just beginning as we gain a greater understanding of how real the threat to the Republic truly is and that decades of putting party ahead of country must now be unwound and corrected.
A key for me is how Republican stalwart Darrell Issa, suddenly turned from backing all things Republican and is now instead calling for a special prosecutor to investigate 45 and Russian influence. I’m pretty sure he didn’t suddenly reverse his position without assurances that he is not alone.
Survival will always be a prime motivator for politics just as a free press will always be essential to our continued survival as a free people.
So long as we have a free and independent press, there is hope. It is our way out of the morass, a pathway back onto the higher ground that was and continues to be, America.
Add: One day later and now CBS reports that Darrell Issa, is “backtracking” on his call for a special prosecutor. What a shame. For a minute there I had mistaken him for a patriot. Turns out he’s just one more political hack, after all.