Once upon a time, the Republican Party stood for: trade without tariffs, Christian family values, a strong Russian defense, bipartisanship, and condemnation of corruption. This story does not have a happy ending.



Donald Trump enforces a politically-corrupt party that is environmentally unfriendly, racially and religiously divisive, fiscally irresponsible and undemocratically dictatorial.



Alan Dershowitz, Trump’s lawyer, proclaimed; “Republicans should buy into the proposition that abuse of power is acceptable, even to rig an election or to betray our national security interests.” Republican members of the party, including most Republican senators, are eager to crown Trump an absolute monarch; the rest of us should be horrified.



A Quinnipiac University poll found that: “75 percent of American registered voters” wanted witnesses, like John Bolton, to testify in Trump’s trial.



How could Trump be acquitted without a trial, that didn’t have witnesses? The Senate, including North Dakota Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer, hypocritically violated their oath to defend the Constitution by doing what Trump demanded. Today, those “75 percent of registered voters” are very angry voters.



The Senate shamefully, dishonestly acquitted Trump. This has only emboldened a now rogue Trump to unleash onto the American people the nastiest instincts of his repulsive, dictatorial personality for the rest of his term.



During an interview at last month's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, when asked about ending Medicare and Social Security, Trump said, “At some point they will be, on my agenda!”



In the movie “The Third Man,” Orson Welles, on a huge Vienna, Austria, Ferris wheel, looks down and says, “Would you feel any pity if one of those dots (people) stopped moving forever?” That’s exactly how Trump’s party feels about you and me.



“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” as written in Matthew 7:12 doesn’t exist in Trump's party.



Tragically, the American people have watched Trump and his Republican Senate sycophants dismantle the Constitution that protects Americans of all faiths and ethnic groups who will always insist that no one is above the law in America.



We have an important election in November and the American people have good memories.

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