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we knew, we know, and we are paying the price

We all knew what #BLOTUS was before he was elected and we all know what he still is today. Yet, he was still elected to the highest office in the United States. Why?

Since his election has he done anything other than reinforce what we have known all along? I think not.

Why is he allowed to remain in office? Why is he allowed to continue embarrassing our country every time he opens his filthy mouth? Why doesn’t the Republican-led Congress hold him accountable for his lies and total disregard for the law? Why aren’t we all outraged enough to act?

I have never been more ashamed of my country’s leaders as I am today. Am I the only one?

we were warned

Lest we forget, we were warned. And we were warned more than once.

The spectacle now unfolding, this reeking debacle of compounded incompetence, hubris, lies and blatant nepotism, is a shameful blot on the highest office in our land. What should be the most respected position in the free world is becoming a mixed-genre comedy/horror story.

Every chapter is more unbelievable than the last. And he ending is either going to have the entire world in stitches, rolling on the floor in relieved laughter, or in devastated ruins. ┬áBut, we were warned, weren’t we?

how far have we drifted?

Having just once again read Orwell’s 1984, this quote resonates with me. It also resonates with me because of all that I see happening around me. When almost half of everything we hear from the two leading presidential candidates can be fact-checked and proven false, I am more than a little concerned about where we are as a society.

The consequences are ugly. If we continue to allow our leaders to openly lie; if we refuse to demand the truth, we will have no one but ourselves to blame when there is no difference between the two. That line is becoming more blurred every day.

Donald Trump, for instance, has already cried foul at the thought that his statements might be fact-checked during tomorrow night’s face-to-face debate with Hillary Clinton. How frightening is it when the two leading contenders for the highest office in our nation are afraid of facts?

Any of us can say anything. That doesn’t make our statements true. But, shouldn’t we hold our political leaders accountable for intentionally lying and using half-truths? Don’t we want our leaders to be factual?

I, for one, would like to have the statements of all presidential candidates fact-checked, even if, in those famous words from A Few Good Men, we can’t handle the truth.