per veritatem iustitia
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After benefiting from Russian help in the 2016 election, President Trump corruptly sought Ukrainian help to find political dirt on Joe Biden. We are lucky that there are people in the government who believe in the rule of law rather than in the rule of Trump. To quote a British M.P., “Where the law ends, tyranny begins.”
The 10/4/19 Washington Post later notes, “…the record shows that Mr. Trump and his retainers kept raising their demands (of Ukraine), like a casino developer squeezing a plumbing contractor.”
Many of his supporters retort to the increasing stream of revelations, “Not true”, “Fake News.” We hope they will not remain impervious to the truth, because on that depends the real solutions to our real world challenges. Even more important, democratic societies cannot survive without, “acceptance of a common set of experiences.” Truth, former ambassador James Melville says, is the fundamental way the West governs.* “If we can’t think for ourselves, if we’re unwilling to question authority, then we’re just putty in the hands of those in power. But if the citizens are educated and form their own opinions, then those in power work for us.”**
* This is the goal of its legal processes. ** Carl Sagan, “The Demon-Haunted World”, 1995.