It is easy to wear a flag pin or put up a flag outside your door. Neither require much thought and often become part of a routine that requires no self-introspection. Loving this nation and what it stands for isn’t a knee-jerk reaction if one is to hold oneself accountable and to truly understand what it takes to be committed to freedom and justice and equality.

We have now come to a moment that requires every American, especially those charged with governing us, to remind themselves what it means to be an American.

Our Constitution has provided us with three distinct branches of government. The founding fathers made sure that there were checks and balances so no one branch of government could take more power than given to them by the Constitution. They came from a monarchy and understood what tyranny was. The American Revolution was fought to establish a democracy, one in which the people would have a voice and the right to self-government.

It is time to remember what and why they wrote what they did. We are faced with an unprecedented situation where a foreign government has interfered with our presidential election. Donald Trump and his associates have many ties to the Russians, and there are many questions as to his role and his campaign’s relationship with the Russian government.

Any patriotic American should be demanding answers.

Now that the President has taken the unprecedented step of firing FBI Director James Comey, who was leading the investigation into his administration and Russia, it is time for Republicans to put aside their partisan obstruction. (To date, only one other director of the FBI has been fired and that was William Sessions who was under investigation by the Bush Administration for ethics violations and ultimately fired by President Clinton shortly after he took office.)

Sadly that doesn’t look like it is going to happen. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already said he sees no need for a special prosecutor. Other Senate Republicans, such as Susan Collins, John Cornyn, and many House Republicans also see no need for an independent investigation.

What are they afraid of? Is the GOP afraid that the walls will come crumbling down? Are they afraid that President Trump and their party will forever be damaged by what will come out during an investigation? What else could it be?

Why wouldn’t a patriot want to know if a foreign government had interfered in our elections?

The only answer I can come up with is that they long ago replaced their love for this nation and its precepts with a desire for power. To not call for a special prosecutor is unpatriotic. This may be the defining moment where the Republican Party once and for all loses any semblance of a party truly capable of governing.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein must appoint a special prosecutor, to do anything less is to put this country in danger of a constitutional crisis that may forever change the United States of America.

-Jan Harrison

 

41 COMMENTS

  1. Sessions was fired by Clinton while he was investigating the Clintons and Whitewater…. What about Hillary Clinton’s ties with the Russians?? The left needs to get over the fact that Hillary lost (a great thing for this nation and the constitution) and Trump won.

    • Sessions was fired because ethics concerns were suspected before President Clinton was sworn in. Sessions took the FBI plane to go see his family. He used government funds to install a security fence on his property and not paying taxes on a government limo

    • Trumps computer commandos supporters don’t know anything about facts.
      Trump brain washed them with his campaign rethotric, he picked their whole card when he realized how dumb they were.
      Facts convinces people dump azz

    • Hate Trump? Keep this in mind, Donald Trump did not steal your money. Donald Trump did not raise your taxes. Donald Trump did not quadruple the price of food. Trump is not stirring a race war. Trump did not leave any US soldiers in Benghazi to be slaughtered and desecrated by Muslims. Trump did not send the US Navy to fight for Syrian Al-Qaeda. Trump did not arm ISIS and systematically exterminate Christians throughout the Middle East. Trump did not betray Israel. Trump did not provide financing and technology to Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Trump did not give our military secrets to China. Trump did not remove our nuclear missile shield in Poland at the behest of Russia. Trump did not shrivel our military, and betray our veterans. Trump did not cripple our economy. Trump did not increase our debt to 20 trillion dollars. Trump did not ruin our credit, twice. Trump did not double African American unemployment. Trump did not increase welfare to a record level for eight years. Trump did not sign a law making it legal to execute, and imprison Americans. Trump did not set free all of terrorists in Guantanamo bay. Trump did not steal your rights, violate US Constitutional law, or commit treason, hundreds of times. Yet Trump is being ripped apart in the news, non stop. Barrack Hussein Obama, Hillary Clinton and the criminals occupying our government, are not. The media is the Democratic Party. Save our culture. Stop listening to them..!!

    • But delivering the White house to Putin? Good job comrade. But your Putin days are numbered. 2018 will be the beginning of bad times for the alt right. Conservatism = Selfishness. To conserve for one’s self. And that truth is shining bright for all to see. Too bad America is a team sport.

    • Wel Cory Johnson your statement can work both ways. The Democratics showed that they are corrupt . When they cheated to win the primary for Hillary. Got her the questions to the debates oh the list can go on and on

    • Cory johnson, your the comrade with your antifa. Lieing, burning, breaking, looting, and hurting fellow americans. Im trying to save the democratic republic from imbiciles like you who want to make our country basically communist. How dumb are you? Obamas cia director, obamas nsa director, senator feinstein after looking at intelligence, sally yates, james comey all stated trump is not under investigation. I personally look forward to 2018 when democrats lose more seats. Actually im going to enjoy all you liberal nutjobs having meltdowns for the next 7.7 years with republicans in control. Anytime you want to call me a comrade to my face come on down. You like to call people names.What did you want hillary clinton im sure. We had her for 18 years. We know what she is. Why do you think she gets 31 percent in a state she was in for 18 years. I thank God daily she is not my president.

    • In the 50s the top tax bracket was 91%. In the 70s under Nixon it was 70%. From end if WWII to 1980. 70% of America’s growth was to the middle class. Since Reagan and the beginning of massive tax cuts to the wealthy? 0% growth to middle class (after adjustments for inflation.) 100% to the top 10%. So why don’t you go on and tell us what’s “Not” working? The middle class is dying. And Republicans are the assassins. If you are of the 10%? Then you are a Republican. Everyone else who supports that party and trend? Useful idiots. The Republicans thank you Lance.

    • Corey johnson from apple grove minnesota. Nice change of subject. Couldnt handle my facts on the other subject. Your talking about 50 years ago. Reagan created more jobs for the middle class than any president. Oh your so proud of your God obama. 90 million out of workforce.50 million on welfare. Lost 300k mfg jobs when claimed he created milliins of mfg jobs. Added 11 trillion to to the deficit. The jobs he did create 80 percent were seasonal. Lost 6.6 million jobs from small business because of healtcare hikes. What a crock of bs the affordable care act was. Im all fine with helping the 24 mill without insurance but cut fat in govt and mandate for it. No govt dem or rep should be in healthcare business.My insur went from 108 to 723 a month. I finally had to drop it. Then i get penalized. Im one of 32 million who had to drop because of hikes. Lets see we insur 24 mill but 32 mill lose insur.. Hell of a plan. I dont think reps should do it either. But at least im not required and it doesnt cost me 3k in penalty. Those are just a few of your wonderful dem policy results the last 8 years. So, truly with those results you dont even qualify to call yourself a idiot. You have lost touch with the middle class. Thats why you lost and will continue to lose. People care about jobs, economy, and are they better off. The answer was no after 8 years. So the little boys who cried russia because they lost. Please keep it up. In my family alone you lost 11 die hard democrats you will not get back because they see on tv everyday watters,shumer,warren,pelosi. Thank you to them and people like you who look like nut jobs everyday. You will ensure were in business for along time. The bozo the clown party. The democrats.

    • Corey johnson from apple grove minnesota. Nice change of subject. Couldnt handle my facts on the other subject. Your talking about 50 years ago. Reagan created more jobs for the middle class than any president. Oh your so proud of your God obama. 90 million out of workforce.50 million on welfare. Lost 300k mfg jobs when claimed he created milliins of mfg jobs. Added 11 trillion to to the deficit. The jobs he did create 80 percent were seasonal. Lost 6.6 million jobs from small business because of healtcare hikes. What a crock of bs the affordable care act was. Im all fine with helping the 24 mill without insurance but cut fat in govt and mandate for it. No govt dem or rep should be in healthcare business.My insur went from 108 to 723 a month. I finally had to drop it. Then i get penalized. Im one of 32 million who had to drop because of hikes. Lets see we insur 24 mill but 32 mill lose insur.. Hell of a plan. I dont think reps should do it either. But at least im not required and it doesnt cost me 3k in penalty. Those are just a few of your wonderful dem policy results the last 8 years. So, truly with those results you dont even qualify to call yourself a idiot. You have lost touch with the middle class. Thats why you lost and will continue to lose. People care about jobs, economy, and are they better off. The answer was no after 8 years. So the little boys who cried russia because they lost. Please keep it up. In my family alone you lost 11 die hard democrats you will not get back because they see on tv everyday watters,shumer,warren,pelosi. Thank you to them and people like you who look like nut jobs everyday. You will ensure were in business for along time. The bozo the clown party. The democrats.

    • I was laid off twice during the Reagan’s 2 recessions while you were wondering what that warm feeling is in you diaper. Reagan was a domestic policy nightmare. Whose de-regulations policies reverberated until causing a financial collapse. You don’t know shit Lance. You really dont. And i have no idea where you get you numbers or ideas about Reagan. He got lucky that the Soviet Union fell just after his watch. Which he got way too much credit. (And yes, President’s get too much blame and credit. A lot like a quarterback.) But where Republicans get the idea that he is St. Reagan? I would say LMAO. But really nothing funny about his “Trickle down” nonsense. Only if you enjoy being pee’d on.

    • Republicans have and will screw everything up. And we will have to elect a Democrat to fix. From the Great Depression of ’29 to the Great Recession of “08. (Both times Republicans had majority of both houses and presidency.) They can’t help it. And Trump and the band of misfits will screw up every Obama progress. From Healthcare , enviromental protections, to economic recovery of the worse financial crisis of our lifetime. So fear not puppy. We have your back. Always have always will.

    • Cory johnson, about the only people who were layed off during the reagan era were the fired air traffic controllers. So, you may very well have to dig deep and look at your attitude, skills, educatiin, etc instead of blaming it on a era of economy that created 25 million jobs. Thanks to obama increasing people on welfare 48 percent, the middle class dropping 11 percent, 90 million out of workforce we have no where to go but up. But the biggest thing i see from you is you cant deal with real data or facts. You change the subject everytime. Im still waiting for you to answer my first question. But after all you are a dem. I wouldnt expect anything else but to change the subject on your terrible economic performance. We always have to come in and fix what you screwed up for the country.

    • Hate Trump? Keep this in mind, Donald Trump did not steal your money. Donald Trump did not raise your taxes. Donald Trump did not quadruple the price of food. Trump is not stirring a race war. Trump did not leave any US soldiers in Benghazi to be slaughtered and desecrated by Muslims. Trump did not send the US Navy to fight for Syrian Al-Qaeda. Trump did not arm ISIS and systematically exterminate Christians throughout the Middle East. Trump did not betray Israel. Trump did not provide financing and technology to Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Trump did not give our military secrets to China. Trump did not remove our nuclear missile shield in Poland at the behest of Russia. Trump did not shrivel our military, and betray our veterans. Trump did not cripple our economy. Trump did not increase our debt to 20 trillion dollars. Trump did not ruin our credit, twice. Trump did not double African American unemployment. Trump did not increase welfare to a record level for eight years. Trump did not sign a law making it legal to execute, and imprison Americans. Trump did not set free all of terrorists in Guantanamo bay. Trump did not steal your rights, violate US Constitutional law, or commit treason, hundreds of times. Yet Trump is being ripped apart in the news, non stop. Barrack Hussein Obama, Hillary Clinton and the criminals occupying our government, are not. The media is the Democratic Party. Save our culture. Stop listening to them..!!

  2. Such misinformed comments and faux facts to boot.It’s quite simple to figure out and everything falls into place.Who controls the levers throughout the 20 century and beyond and which people have most of the money? Answer that and you begin to understand how a capitalist system really works,nothing has changed and it never will.People and politicians are bought and paid for by the the rich and for the rich.Or I should say by the corporations that the mega rich hide behind.The same corporations that many idolise and falsely worship will and never have protected you or cared about the public.In fact every time they have been put in check was because of gross violations of the public trust.Now they control everything and everybody and guess who runs them?

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