These are contentious times for America.
Yet another test of our resilience and the Constitution as designed by the founders.
Regardless of one’s political stance and in spite of the hard partisan divide that has evolved in the last decades, watching this impeachment and trial is a testament to what we inherited from our brilliant founders.
Violence often accompanies crisis like this one. Revolutions and civil wars are all too commonly used to chase the elusive rule of law, yet usualLy succumb to the rule of force.
We survived the worst in 1865 and still maintained the Constitution as the foundation. And we moved on to do what nations do, but often better.
No matter the outcome of the trial, the decision will be arrived at by debate, argument and voting. We will maintain our stability. That is not to say that passions won’t be strong or vocal. However, there won’t be summary trials, executions, imprisonments or citizens hanging from lampposts.
I say this with confidence because we have been here before, done this before and still have the “I Was There” tee shirts.
The link shows that we are the oldest democracy around today. And there is good reason we will still be here tomorrow. Something to be proud of in my thinking.
OK, gloves back on and the bell rings for round number…I lost count.