"Both sides need to put politics aside and clean house. Totally and absolutely. We owe it to our Founders. We owe it to ourselves. We owe to our kids and grand kids."
I almost titled this post, "Why we can't get along". This is up, this is down, black is white, white is black. You say this, I will say thus. Whatever. Last night I was watching CNN and then switched over to Fox. As usual, I wondered if those two news sources were broadcasting from the same planet. We already know that MSNBC is not. But CNN? At one time, it had a shred of credibility. Now it is nothing more than a spokes hole for the DNC.
Anyhow, the major theme on CNN was, "move along - nothing to see here". Plus, "this is just a ruse by the Republicans to take the spotlight off the Mueller investigation". Nothing, nada, zero, zip about any corruption. Nope. This story was a big nothing burger. Fox however, saw it a different way.
Hannity had a guest on last night, who has been investigating this corruption issue for quite a while now. She was very informed. He also had Gregg Jarrett on, who is a legal expert who works at Fox. They looked at this story as anything but a nothing burger. Jarrett saw it as legal issue, where there is legal liability.
However, here was the prize within the reporting. Both Hannity and his guest who has been following this issue, agreed on a very important point. This release was only the tip of the iceberg. Like it only tells 10 to 15% of the story. And there is much, much more yet to come (like maybe the "unmasking" issue).
Our Founders put a whole bunch of work in preparing our founding documents to ensure our government never became intrusive. We are suppose to be the masters, and the government is not. The government works for us. Ben Franklin warned after the signing of our Constitution that "we have a Republic, if we can keep it". In other words, we need to be vigilant always to protect our God given freedoms. The quickest way to lose them, is to assign them to our government.
We do have pockets of corruption in our government. Please, please, can we agree on that point? The President himself has said the rank and file in both the FBI and DOJ are doing a stellar job. He means it. But there are some bad apples. And those bad apples need to be identified and flushed out. Fined and jailed, if they strayed outside the law.
Both sides need to put politics aside and clean house. Totally and absolutely. We owe it to our Founders. We owe it to ourselves. We owe to our kids and grand kids.