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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Podium)

Reader comment on item: A Reluctant but Unhesitating Vote for Donald Trump
in response to reader comment: The survival of the Republic supersedes Loyalty to the Party

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Jun 5, 2020 at 14:20

To begin with, while this observer's white head is not necessarily as aged as the previous writer's, the same lifetimes shared in these United States produced as disparate a set of political opinions as one can get. To begin with, this republic is as politically corrupted as any can ascertain and the reason is no one trusts in another's political opinions - absolutely none. The framers knew and understood that more than anyone today will ever admit to.
Why does anyone possess such political hatred as so many do towards President Trump? The reasons are eminently manifest, as quite eloquently indicated here by the previous writer's positing and the myriad followers of such empathizing vitriol; so much so one can hardly see how President Trump ever managed to be sworn in, given the other circumstances of the previous administration's attempts to depose him.
So, since there is no overwhelming sympathy towards extending the current administration, a worldwide empathy providing similar antagonism, how might it survive? How does a republic on its way to join all the failed civilizations of the past, both recent and not so recent, expect to resurrect the rule of law so easily disrespected by the current institutional bureaucracy, that they would allow anything and/or any one to replace what has been the described as one of the most successful American economy in recent memory, punctuated only by interferences of the sinister kind? It won't: for the very reasons the previous writer has enjoined; they won't let it.

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