No Democracy without Trust

One of the great weaknesses of a democracy is that it depends to a great degree upon such old-fashioned virtues as trust and respect. Those who work to undermine trust in our court system, our FBI, our foreign services, our president, and so on, are actually weakening democracy.

We know trump has tried to intimidate the court system by saying a certain judge cannot be trusted because of his Mexican heritage. We know that trump, without a full knowledge of the case, has been trying to coerce the FBI into filing criminal charges against Hillary. We know that trump has said everybody involved in our foreign services is incompetent. We know that trump has repeatedly called our President stupid.

Now that Hillary has been cleared by the FBI, will trump tell his followers to respect the decision of the FBI? Don’t hold your breath.

donald trump is an enemy of democracy. He thinks precisely like a tyrant.

JFK famously said we are not to ask what our country can do for us but what we can do for our country. trump and those he inspires believe exactly the opposite. they want our democracy to serve their own narrow interests and none others. They are opponents of democracy.

 

 

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About mthayes42

I am a retired pastor, interested in the Bible, cross-cultural ministries, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and the current and past history of western civilization.
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