Why Can’t I?

I was going to share my world, but then this rant was racing around inside my head, screaming to be let out. So, fair warning: this is political. This is my viewpoint.

If the President can go out into the street and shoot someone and get away with it, why can’t I? No, he hasn’t done this, but he said he could -so why can’t I?

If the President can lie and call people names and be supported while doing this, why can’t I? If he doesn’t care about how people feel, why should I?

If the President says it’s okay to pollute our waters and our air, why can’t I? Why can’t I just run my sewage into that stream behind my house, that feeds into a river that feeds into an ocean? Why can’t I? Why can’t I just ignore my community’s clean air rules, if it’s okay for corporations to do so?

If the Senate can work with the White House on an impeachment trial, why won’t the prosecutor work with me, the defendant, when I’m on trial? Why won’t the prosecutor do it my way? If it’s good enough for our government, shouldn’t it be good enough for me?

If a political party can make up its own rules and call a criminal action not a criminal action, why can’t I?

If our government can ignore integrity, morality, honesty – why can’t I? Oh yeah – because I couldn’t live with myself if I did that. Because I’m not willing to sell my soul to gain power, or keep power, or be given a lifetime of more than adequate income.

So – how do those people in our government live with themselves?

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22 Responses to Why Can’t I?

  1. I’d say they don’t live well with themselves. I’ve been so frustrated with Republican lawmakers I’m writing about Trunp’s legacy will be Emboldened Bad Behavior. You’ve motivated me to finish the piece.

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  2. I’m right there with you, extremely frustrated with the amoral corruption of that political party and its clueless, self-absorbed, dangerous leader…

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  3. Jim says:

    I don’t think either party holds the moral high ground but almost everyone that I knew when I was a GI treated all politicians suspect. All of them will lie to your face to tell you want they think you want to hear and then they’ll do whatever they please after they get your vote. It’s not Dwight D’s Republican Party nor is it JFK’s Democratic Party. my opinion only.

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  4. Carol — Your words are beautiful: “…because I couldn’t live with myself if I did that.”

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  5. I understand how you feel, angry and frustrated. Why are there different rules for the elite? Why do we allow our leaders to get away with this behaviour? Why do we keep electing governments that don’t have the best interests of the common people at heart? I just don’t know.

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  6. leendadll says:

    I haaaaate witnessing that some people clearly ARE above the law. A whole branch of government choosing to support illegal activities, to support their ‘side’, rather than law/justice. A horrible precedent has been set and it’s downhill from here.
    And I double-extra hate the 180° turn from the trust and optimism I had, for not only the US but the world, 4 years ago.
    I’ve read articles pointing out that the UK will be desperate for trade partners after Brexit. Boris will turn to his BFF, dotard, furthering both their positions and political & corporate power grabs.
    I’ve expressed that I believe we’re far past the point of no return on climate destruction, which will give rise to global war, but politics is fast tracking our extinction.

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  7. dawnkinster says:

    He thinks he can do whatever he wants, and so far I don’t see that he’s wrong. I am not watching the debate today, have tried not to watch any of this whole mess. But being married to a political junkie makes it hard to completely tune it out. And, I suppose, it IS historical. I want to come back in 100 years and see what is written about this period of time. I think it will be a sad reflection on our society.

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  8. Sadje says:

    This is a question I’m sure none of them can or are willing to answer.

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  9. loisajay says:

    Your last question…for the ages. How in the heck do they do it? I had to ask my husband to please turn off the TV. Those voices at the impeachment were driving me nuts. Ugh…I cannot, will not even begin to state my anger and disbelief at all of this. He wants to be remembered as the greatest president ever? What an ass.

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  10. Fandango says:

    Excellent post. I wish more people would ask these questions. But they don’t. They just look the other way. We are suffering from an outbreak of ignorance and apathy. Trump’s supporters don’t know and they don’t care.

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  11. lakeafton says:

    Are all impeachments partisan? Does it take the opposite party to see the problem. When Nixon was re-elected in 1972, I felt the country had made the wrong choice. It was proven. When Clinton was impeached for having a sexist relationship, it occurred to me how the same had been ignored in the presidency’s of Roosevelt and Kennedy. Now what? It appears, Russia and Ukraine may have helped Trump gain the office. Is that impeachable? Maybe Trump himself has done nothing wrong, but was he implicit in understanding who would do wrong?

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    • Carol says:

      Based on what the news is saying, Clinton’s impeachment was nonpartisan – that is, all sides agreed that he had done wrong – in lying about his relationship with Lewinsky. I believe that Trump asking – the key – he asked – Ukraine to announce an investigation in Biden, and withholding both money Congress had designated for Ukrainian aid in fighting their war with Russian and a promised visit to the White House until that announcement was made is worse than Clinton’s lying about an affair. But no president has ever been kicked out of office based on an impeachment investigation, so perhaps censure would have been better.

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  12. Sandra Sparks says:

    So right on

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