When the United States was attacked on 9-11 by terrorists who were responsible for the lethal attack on the safety and security of America, the danger to the country was unmistakable. Americans unified in a common effort to defeat a threat to the safety and security of our country. Average Americans became patriots. In the devastation that resulted from the unimaginable collapse of the World Trade Center, citizens of this country were re-united by a common purpose of protecting our country from a clear and present danger.
When the Boston bombing occurred Americans were once again reminded of the vulnerability of our American way of life. The crowds that turned out to support the runners transformed into the crowds that rallied to support the victims of the terrorist attack. Nobody asked the victims who they voted for before rendering first aid. Nobody asked what political party the man belonged to who was missing his leg. Police, Firefighters, and ordinary citizens came together to protect those injured, and to bring the terrorists to justice.
America is facing another type of terrorist. His name is Donald Trump. His treachery and threat to the safety and security to the United States is unparalleled in American history. Never have we elevated a terrorist to the highest office in the land. The most dangerous threat to the United States of America is necessarily the infiltration of the White House by a terrorist committed to the destruction of our democracy.
We are a nation of immigrants. Yet Trump attacks immigrants. The majority of people
in America are women. Trump humiliates women. America as worked for decades to
build and fortify bonds with allies around the world. Trump has offended and insulted
some of our strongest allies. Race relations in America haven’t been this bad since MLK
Jr. spoke on the Washington Mall. Trump has fostered even more feelings of isolation.
The polarization of political parties reached its highest level in a century. Trump has
made it worse. America has lead an international effort to curtail global warming.
Trump not only denies global warming, but he has worked to reverse the positive
changes that have been accepted around the world. Our politicians have increasingly
proved that they can’t be trusted while trying to get elected. Lies have become the order
of the day for people seeking elected office. However we expect the lies to subside
once the election is over. With Trump however, “Alternative Facts” seem to fill every
press briefing or interview of the President and his administration. When every
intelligence agency of the government confirms that Russia interfered with the election of
our President, Trump denies it. When an investigation is undertaken to discover the
people responsible, Trump interferes with the investigation, first demanding a pledge of
loyalty by the person overseeing the investigation. When Trump was not successful in
extracting such a pledge, he fired that person. Even after the firing, Trump publicized his
threats against the Head of the FBI through social media. The day after the firing of the
person charged with investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia, Trump hosts leaders in the
Russian government in the Whtie House. Worse yet he prevents any American media
from attending the meeting, but invited Russian media to attend and photograph the
In spite of these many blatant and obvious challenges to the very fabric to our American democracy, Donald Trump was not charged with treason or incarcerated. He was allowed to remain in the White House and exercise unlimited control and power over the land that I love.
Now, the Washington Post reports treason by Donald Trump! The Post reports that Trump disclosed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister during Trump’s meeting with the Russian foreign minster. If Trump revealed that classified information he could have jeopardized a source of intelligence about Islamic State.
There is only one appropriate response to treason,committed by anyone against the United States. When any person is perceived as having committed an act of treason, they are arrested, often with a complete suspension of their constitutional rights. The threat of a terrorist act invokes the interest of national security, and the suspected terrorist can be jailed indefinitely, even without charges. Now that Donald Trump has been established as suspected of terrorism, the country MUST take action immediately. Republicans, Democrats, Independents, must all come together in the interest of national security and impeach Donald Trump. If the dissemination of national secrets to foreign countries that are adverse to American interest is not a reason for impeachment, then we will be forever at the mercy of a dictator who will repress any future effort to hold him accountable.
Edmond Burke is remembered for saying:
The time has come for every good man and woman to do something!