Wednesday, July 17, 2019

We Must Agree On The Rule Of Law

It is disturbing to see the breakdown of respect for the rule of law in this country. We have to come back from this precipice.
Even more disturbing is the thought that some people just don’t care who gets hurt as long as they “win.” What are they winning? Violence and death? Is that a win?
I am as upset as anyone at today’s harsh truths. But telling the truth is supposed to be the beginning of a healthy process of coming to terms.
Some people say that you should avoid telling the truth or giving your opinion because that’s somehow wrong. Just the opposite - it is the lies that prolong the pain.
But once there is an issue to deal with, delaying an appropriate legal response exacerbates the problem about a thousandfold.
We as a country have gotten so far afield from simple common sense and that is what we so desperately need now.
I think we have to respect our leaders, but when our leaders are stuck we have to help them by being good citizens.
Agreeing that everyone is subject to the law would be a really good start.
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By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal. All opinions are the author's own. Public domain.