“We’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad. You must be, or you wouldn’t be here.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
I’ve refrained from the impeachment insanity for some time, because I refuse to be part of it. To me the entire “historical” event is nothing more than a big fat political chess game. Chess is a game of strategy and requires quick thinking, moves that will conquer, looking ahead, looking back and the use of brain power which will outthink the opponent.
In the process of these hearings and now the trial, we’ve been exposed to much of the same. The public is getting tired of all of it, but we need to be careful in our thinking. Like the giant chess board, we could be up against a future that eliminates our voice through our choice in an election. If the wrong move is made it could be a critical mistake. Whether our president is impeached or not, future elections are at risk. If he is re-elected, we will be witness to more and more of these investigations. The people want it over with. That may be the final strategy. I believe we’re smarter than that.
Both sides of this never ending battle are cheating the American people of their voice. These learned men and women seem to enjoy pontificating ad infinitum. Maybe things would move along faster without so many words. In the meantime, we watch as millions of dollars are spent (of taxpayer money) on endless investigations, time consuming arguments and the work of the people (us) is not getting done.
It seems to me that all of these brilliant men and women have forgotten their purpose for being in Washington.
We see two parties at each other’s throats – counting votes rather than looking at evidence or lack thereof – speeches filled with hate, anger and time consuming words. We also see a nation divided to a point where families and friends are refusing to talk to each other. It makes me wonder if we will ever be the same as we once were. A United States of America, one nation, under God with liberty and justice for all.
What it boils down to is this. The Congress and the Senate members are elected officials. If they aren’t working for the people, they should all be fired.