Some Thoughts About the January 6th Committe Hearings

If you have been following the January 6th Committee hearings, you have heard and seen a lot of evidence being shared, not by Democrats, but by Republicans. This evidence has been damning against Trump and his circle, and the important point, this evidence is being presented by Republicans.

What gets me, Trump’s lack of honesty and integrity were known long before he was elected president. He was and is a known quantity. I am not sharing some personal bias here. This makes me question and wonder about those that supported Trump, and some that still do. Is it that for you, politics is like rooting for a favorite sports team and you park your brains on the seat beside you? I don’t get it and what is more interesting is the quiet drift away from Trump now that there is so little choice about keeping your personal integrity. This hyperpartisanship is dangerous and demeaning to those that seem to be captured by it.

If displaying our faith on our shirtsleave is so popular, I will say this, God gave us brains to use and think with, not to be left behind while we follow some mob. I learned something from the 60s that has stuck with me, the Hippies were right about a lot of things, and those we trusted were not right. I question everything since, and am not a follower of anyone. I will quote Thomsas Jefferson, “I am a sect of one….,” and this is how it will be.

Shame on so many that treated the seriousness of governing like it was rooting for your favorite sports team. Yesterday we heard from a highly respected Conservative judge, Judge Luttig how much our democracy was threatend by the actions of Trump and his followers, and also, how much it is still threatened by the same. These threats to what Americans have held dear are not coming from the Left, they are coming from the Right. There are many echoes from a period in Germany in the 20s and 30s. I think you know what I am talking about here.

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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