Our Nation is endangered by what appears to be psychopathic behavior on the part of President Donald Trump.
The Los Angeles Times has published the first two parts of a four part series “Our Dishonest President” and “Why Trump Lies”. I hope you all will read these articles and the ones that follow. America must be saved from the daily damage Trump inflicts on our people and our reputation. Only massive objections to his unbalanced behavior will turn the tide. Reach out to your representatives and the Supreme Court justices to resist this madness.
P.S. Many of you believe his economic rhetoric (policies) will aid the economy and your pocketbooks. When examined in the light of economic history it is evident that this idea is wrong footed. The economy will suffer should he succeed at much of what he preaches.
Our Dishonest President
APRIL 2, 2017
It was no secret during the campaign that Donald Trump was a narcissist and a demagogue who used fear and dishonesty to appeal to the worst in American voters. The Times called him unprepared and unsuited for the job he was seeking, and said his election would be a “catastrophe.”
Still, nothing prepared us for the magnitude of this train wreck. Like millions of other Americans, we clung to a slim hope that the new president would turn out to be all noise and bluster, or that the people around him in the White House would act as a check on his worst instincts, or that he would be sobered and transformed by the awesome responsibilities of office.
Instead, seventy-some days in — and with about 1,400 to go before his term is completed — it is increasingly clear that those hopes were misplaced.
Why Trump lies
APRIL 3, 2017
Donald Trump did not invent the lie and is not even its master. Lies have oozed out of the White House for more than two centuries and out of politicians’ mouths — out of all people’s mouths — likely as long as there has been human speech.
But amid all those lies, told to ourselves and to one another in order to amass power, woo lovers, hurt enemies and shield ourselves against the often glaring discomfort of reality, humanity has always had an abiding respect for truth.
In the United States, born and periodically reborn out of the repeated recognition and rejection of the age-old lie that some people are meant to take dominion over others, truth is as vital a part of the civic, social and intellectual culture as justice and liberty. Our civilization is premised on the conviction that such a thing as truth exists, that it is knowable, that it is verifiable, that it exists independently of authority or popularity and that at some point — and preferably sooner rather than later — it will prevail.