Former Vice President Joe Biden recently told Oprah Winfrey that in the last presidential election cycle he wasn’t ready for the office. He asked, in quite biblical-sounding terms, “[W]as I prepared to be able to give my whole heart, my whole soul and all my attention to the endeavor? I knew I wasn’t.” In Mathew 22 Christ tells us, “You shall love the Lord your God with all of your heart, with all of your soul, and with all of your mind.”
When congressional GOP members were elected in 2016, the entire Republican Party celebrated. Yet now these same people are considered traitors by many. Is that a little harsh? Readers can decide for themselves. I looked up the Merriam-Webster definition of a traitor, and here it is: “One who betrays another’s trust or is false to an obligation or duty.” I think that says it all.
Whenever a large-scale atrocity is committed, society ought to look beyond the perpetrator’s act and toward his motivation for committing the act, however abhorrent. This should be done with the goal of hopefully learning enough to prevent a future recurrence by another societal monster. Otherwise the great suffering that has been caused is essentially without positive purpose.
Why do the Democrats want to impeach President Trump? Is it because he wants to keep America free, strong and safe? Or could it be that his presidency has caused the stock market to boom, businesses to come back to our shores and job numbers to rise?
Ben Wolfgang’s coverage of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on Nov. 15 (“Republicans, Democrats brainstorm on plan to reduce greenhouse gas,” Web) was a breath of fresh air. It’s just this sort of bipartisan deliberation, combined with an understanding of public-private innovation and initiatives, that will help us going forward. The work we have ahead of us cannot be something that one party, one sector or one nation can undertake.