History will not for forget “The Big Lie.”

Abraham Lincoln once said, “From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia...could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men, we will live forever or die by suicide.”

On Jan. 6, Donald Trump held a "Save America" rally in Washington that resulted in insurgents taking the Capitol. The insurgency resulted in five people dying, including one police officer and over 140 officers injured. Trump was then impeached for the second time, and at the impeachment trial, 43 senators found him not guilty, saying he was out of office, thus voting for suicide.

When 43 senators voted not guilty, they were, in essence, saying it was alright that the "very stable genius" attempted disenfranchisement of our election, hence our democracy. The same party impeached a former president for lying about consensual sex and then condoned an insurrection for political purposes. The party will forever be aligned with the “The Big Lie” and the Jan. 6 insurrection on our Capitol. They witnessed the fire and turned their backs on the Constitution.

Suppose a person charged with attempted bank robbery asks for the same punishment that the "very stable genius" received for impeachment. The attempted bank robber argues that he was not successful, not unlike the president's attempt to disenfranchise the election, and he had left the scene of the crime. In that case, you may say that dismissing attempted bank robbery is different. You would be correct; there is a difference. The person who is trying to rob the bank was trying to steal your money. The "very stable genius' was trying to steal our democracy.

(24) comments

Jprjr1803

Good letter all true about Trump but it was not consensual sex Clinton raped that girl

threecents

In her book Monika wrote,"Sure, my boss took advantage of me, but I will always remain firm on this point: it was a consensual relationship. Any ‘abuse’ came in the aftermath, when I was made a scapegoat in order to protect his powerful position.” She was 22 at the time, so legally it was only sexual harassment at worst.

public-redux

Exactly. It was both consensual and illegal.

threecents

I was surprised to read that while SH is illegal, it is not a crime. I think that means someone can be sued in civil court, but not be tried in criminal court for SH.

ed82059

an intern can't consent

Hayduke2

ed - where did you come up with that nonsense???

public-redux

ed82059, How so?

DickD

But not rape!

sevenstones1000

Please stop lying.

Greg F

Um....JPR, you do realize that Trump has his own set of sex assaults pending trial, including the one he apparently has bought silence of a child rape. He admits groping and p**sy grabbing and paying porn stars and adulterated his wife while his child was nursing. Clinton...hm....can you show me a conviction or active investigation or something to back up your nonsensical claim? He got a consensual BJ from an adult, which is not proper, but is not even close. You still side with those who think there are child predator pizza rings too, no doubt.

DickD

What Clinton did was not rape!

Dwasserba

"The party will forever be aligned with the 'The Big Lie' and the Jan. 6 insurrection on our Capitol." Yet Rs will tell you, the D party has problems too. Ok, but which identity would you prefer people identified you as, and does it involve a hairy costume and horns? Yet Rs seem to prefer the bovine path. Get a civics lesson, everybody.

threecents

Yah, somehow half the GOP has gone full bovine, rather than just their usual methane.

DickD

The only "Big Lie" is the one being told by Donald Trump. And it all started with Obama was not a U.S. citizen. Trump is incapable of telling the truth.

shiftless88

As someone pointed out to me, it is common for a doctor to lose their license over misconduct even if they stop practicing before being charged. The point is you do not want that person being placed into that situation again.

Hayduke2

Well written letter, thank you. Being spineless and refusing to stand up for the country is unforgivable, especially when you are simply poitically motivated and won't admit the truth. In my mind, McConnell typlifies this as he verbalized Trump's role and guilt but did not show leadership to his party - instead, he made a flimsy and transparent excuse for voting to aquit.

writer

Many good replies but this letter matches my feelings.

niceund

What a bunch of hooey. Of course history will forget.....or erase it. After all, there was no WWII, all confederate history is being erased, 9-11 never happened, Neil Armstrong never walked on the moon.....

Brookhawk

I'm assuming you don't believe any of that from what looks like a sarcastic post. And you are wrong - history and people have not forgotten any of that. Those who chose never to believe it in the first place may not accept the truth, but most of us are not like that. Most of us know and will remember what happened in 1-6-21, and 9-11-01. We know that the Union won the Civil War (though remnants of it remain today and we still have a lot of work to clean up the mess THAT left) and that the Holocaust was real. The goal is to keep the truth out there, never let it die, and work to correct the mistakes of the past. The work never ends.

Hayduke2

Brookhawk - [thumbup][thumbup]

threecents

It was all filmed in a TV studio in the PIng Pong Pizza basement.

Greg F

Unfortunately 3Cents...they really believe that.

threecents

Yah, much of the division between left and right would disappear if everyone was required to take American History 101 and 102 people like Rush disappeared...

Greg F

Um....nicund...your side wants to erase and/or ignore all of black history and has rewritten much of it already in textbooks in the bible/plantation belt where they still think they won the civil war and post event by decades erected statues and told stories that misrepresented history. Nobody is rewriting 911. Nobody is rewriting or erasing WWII...those who fought and lived then are simply dying out. Same with WWII and eventually Korea and Vietnam, which is also being rewritten by the radical right to the point of denying the holocaust and now waiving Nazi flags and confederate flags like some symbol of past glory instead of for the atrocities they represent and for which should never be flown again. Even Germany has banned the Nazi flag. They know what they did.....and apparently you are clueless.

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