PAULA MEHMEL: Shoot the Rapids — A Democracy In Shambles

We are in the midst of a full-blown constitutional crisis, as the elected leader of the country is using the Justice Department to punish his enemies and reward his defenders who committed crimes to get him into office.

This is not the action of a free democracy. This is the action of an authoritarian leader and dictator. The kind of thing Pinochet did in Chile.

Anyone who thought President Trump would be chastened by impeachment and “learn his lesson” is a fool.  He is unchecked in his desire to wield his power to allow corrupt people to go free and destroy faithful civil servants. Things will only get worse.

Don’t look away or ignore it because when you look back, you may not be living in a democratic country.

At least there were some members of the Justice Department who had the decency to stand up for their beliefs and resign in this attempt to control justice.

We need more patriots. People who love freedom and justice more than power. We need people who share his political beliefs to find a better standard bearer than an man who is running the country like a mob boss.

And we need to pay attention because if we don’t, we won’t have a free country that lives by the rule of law. We will have a nation run by thugs, liars and a totalitarian despot.

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