Other Voices | Tom Callaghan: What’s the Problem?

Posted on June 19, 2018

Is it not enough outrage or not enough responsibility? Or both?

The answer is both.

Benjamin Franklin pointed us in the right direction on September 17, 1787. The Constitutional Convention had just concluded its work. A citizen called out to Franklin as he was exiting the hall

…”what have you given us Dr. Franklin?” Franklin’s response, “a Republic, if you can keep it.”

What Franklin was saying to his questioner is that the Constitution is the beginning of the American experiment, not the end. If the people who hold power act in such a way that is, far and away, contrary to established American values and our sense of right and wrong it is the duty of the populace to become outraged and take responsibility for what they find to be outrageous and, in so doing, change it or end it.

It all comes down to whether you think it’s your country, as much as anybody else’s, and if you do, whether you’re willing to miss a gym workout or yoga class (or, in my case, a Martini) to actually do something about it. Continue Reading……..

One thought on “Other Voices | Tom Callaghan: What’s the Problem?”

  1. Jimmity chirped:

    “ ……..trump has gotten away with more than he ( Nixon)…”

    Well how about stating 1, 2, 3….. briefly how he has broken into another political campaign headquarters or covered up evidence subpoenaed by Congress ?

    Now while you are thinking about “ Your Defense of the Indefensible “……know that anti- Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok is testifying concurrently this hour before a closed door House Judiciary Committee hearing ( not under oath)…..

    Peter not only was lead FBI agent in the bogus Clinton email investigation ( where she had people destroy Congress subpoenaed computer and email evidence) but …………..

    he was also lead agent in the Russian investigation which placed unknown paid informants ( at least 7 informants) into Trump’s 2016 political campaign , was involved in obtaining illegal FISA warrants to ease drop on Trump’ s campaign based on a fake Russian generated dossier on Trump ‘s campaign paid for by the Clinton Election Campaign…..and….

    Peter also I sure by chance did the General Flynn interview…..

    And Peter also stated to his mistress that he would ‘… stop Trump’s election and / or his Administration ‘ through an “ insurance” plan mentioned in Asst FBI Director’s Office, Andy Mc Cabbe.

    Now Jimmity , knowing how liberals never like to argue facts but instead make political allegations ( racism, anti- immigration, corruption) without stating facts , shouldn’t you……

    change the names in your post from “Trump” to Hillary has “…. gotten away with more than he ( Nixon)…..”


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