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Think About Past Presidents When Pondering James Comey Interview

April 16, 2018

James and I had a dinner guest last evening so the viewing of the much-talked about interview with James Comey was recorded and watched at about midnight.  It was too late to post some thoughts following the show, but there was no way not to comment now that the sun is up—but just under the clouds.  (At least Madison is not under a pile of snow!)

One line shot out at me and it was of such gravitas that I needed to locate it word by word this morning.

“Our president must embody respect and adhere to the values that are at the core of this country, the most important being truth.  This president is not able to do that. He is morally unfit to be president.”

To say that I was verbally pushed back into the rocking chair at that point in the interview would not be an overstatement.   One would just expect that a president regardless of party or the era in which he served our nation would have core values and sensibilities along with honor and truth.  But that is not the case in the United States at the present time, and that fact was called out on national television by the former FBI Director.

Think about the ones who have served the nation from the Oval Office.   Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, Truman, Ike, Carter, Reagan.  Pick and chose any you like, or those that you did not like.   Not one former president can be placed at the same low level as Trump now holds.  Every other president had a core foundation that is required to lead the nation.

Comey continued this theme by saying Trump is “someone for whom truth is not a high value” and who treats women “like they’re pieces of meat.”

The interview was just another example as why civics education is needed to be ramped up in our schools.   Clearly the voters who cast a ballot for Trump did not have the ability to reason their way to a vote that was good for then nation.   That was made clear by Comey.

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