I now realize that we are immersed in a war — not a military conflict with guns, but a cultural conflict between ideals and values. This situation forces us to make crucial choices. They are country vs. politics, safety vs. freedom, real news vs. fake news, truthfulness vs. mendacity, inclusion vs. exclusion, openness vs. secrecy, character vs. political stance, humanity vs. oppression, divisiveness vs. togetherness, and dictatorship vs. republic.
We must decide whether it is beneficial for us to support a leader whose moral character is questionable; whose actions may cause other nations to deride and discredit us; who flaunts advice and counsel from intelligent people and national leaders; who has intimated his political party to the point where their agenda supersedes any criticism and they support a president who refuses to enforce the laws passed by them — the Congress (i.e. Russian sanctions); and whose words and actions are deplorable.
Whose answers are we to deem truthful? Who is deviously hiding facts? What is really going on? It’s amazing that sometimes the answers are right in front of us, but we are too blind or brainwashed to see them.