Where Things Stand with January 6th

The evidence of an attemted coup and to stop the peaceful transfer of power, a cornerstone of our democracy and republic, continue to be overwhelming and confirming of the the worst acts of treason, yes, treason, against our government by Trump and his group. We learned today that Fox commentator, Sean Hannity, was taking orders from Mark Meadows as what to report and how to report to aide the coup attempt. Hannity complied as directed by Meadows.

Something I have learned recently, is that the Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis is part of the original Freedom Caucus Tea Party group that includes Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan – I shouldn’t be surprised but I did not know this.

We need to find a return to good govenment, a govenment from the middle, not from the extremes. We need to find leaders with integrity and principles. And as Americans, we need to think about what we are advocating for and whom we are supporting.

When this January 6th investigation is completed and hopefully, charges referred to the Justice Dept., I hope justice will prevail and we will hold those that broke the law and attempted to overthrow our govenment are held accountable. This is the big thing, we need to start holding people accountable. You are responsible for what you say and do. There are guard rails and norms in a healthy society. Lying is wrong and always was wrong. Dirty policticians are just that, dirty.

Nixon cheated the system when he resigned. Maybe the best thing America can do for itself is to really vote to impeach when warranted, and not let the fate of impeacment rest on the political parties and whether they will do the right thing. The right thing is always there staring us in the face. It is our responsiblity to do it.

Published by Ed Pirie

I am a Vermonter, been one all my life. That just about tells you all you need to know. I am not much of a follower and like to do my own thinking. I value my family and a quiet existence in a very rural part of Vermont. There is a lot in the world I do not understand. My writing is my attempt to wrap my head around much that is swirling around me. Some time ago gasoline pumps changed to the way they look now. I had stopped to fill my Jeep and I could not get the gas to pump to save my life. I went inside and complained to the attendant. She knew me and said, "Ed, the whole world is changing and if you don't figure out the changes you are going to fall off the earth as it spins around." Well, I am not always successful figuring out the changes, but my writing is my way of working through some of them. I hope you enjoy.

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