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Impeachment was joke

To the Journal editor:

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction — unless you’re Donald Trump. As the impeachment “trial” without witnesses ends, some Republican senators hope their leader has finally learned an elementary school civics lesson while others could care less because they “won” something. No amount of physical evidence would have swayed his game show audience of jurors and he will never admit to any wrongdoing or mistake. He never has.

This die is cast. We now have a president running our country without any regard to oaths, ethics or laws and freely able to engage in corruption without consequences. Whatever past, present or future drug deals, executive orders or sins he commits will be washed away by those who believe themselves to be somehow immune or saved by simply standing in his shadow.

Unbridled power now resides in the hands of a select few whose sole vision is to remake this country according to their own particular set of beliefs and they will bear none of these tragic costs. Unfortunately, there is a saying about sowing the wind and reaping the whirlwind that comes to mind. History is littered with examples of countries that trod this same tyrannical path on the way to their eventual destruction.

When the rule of law disappears, cruelty as a deterrent soon appears and is then followed by revenge masquerading as justice. This is how liberty dies.

To quote Donne – America, “Send not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.”

JOHN HUNTER

Traverse City

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