Albert Einstein once said the following:
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.
In the midst of conformity, it’s easy to stay silent. It’s harder to speak out, not knowing what the retribution will be.
It seems that most Republications are content to remain silent since the 2016 election and endorse the lack of constructive leadership that has become the norm since Donald Trump took office back in January.
Thankfully, there have been some within the Republican Party who are daring to speak up and put country over party. Senators Jeff Flake and Bob Corker have publicly reprimanded Trump for his lack of leadership and his inability to do what is best for the country.
While both men have chosen to retire and not run again for their respective seats, I thank them for their courage and their honesty. Though I wouldn’t mind seeing them in the Senate for another few years. This country needs more like them.
One of the phrases I’ve been hearing frequently over the past few weeks is a reference to the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, “The Emperor’s New Clothes“. I’m not a huge fan of fairy tales, but this story is proving to be eerily relevant.
Gentlemen, I thank you for your service and speaking up. It’s time we had more like you in the houses of government.