A Matter of Principles

Conscience matters

Jeff Flake’s speech to the US Senate yesterday seemed historic to many… a principled stand against Donald Trump’s attempts to destroy the time-honored traditions of the Presidency.

  “Reckless, outrageous, and undignified behavior has become excused and countenanced as “telling it like it is,”       when it is actually just reckless, outrageous, and undignified.”

Flake wants nothing to do with a party that is complicit in a charlatan… determined to undermine our republic and its virtues.

“Because politics can make us silent when we should speak, and silence can equal complicity.  I have children and grandchildren to answer to, and so, Mr. President, I will not be complicit.”

Usually right

The ghost of Henry Clay must have been smiling on Senator Flake… for he too took a stand against an unprincipled buffoon- Andrew Jackson.  Clay never regretted his decisions because history has vindicated his actions.  Jackson can only muster the “spirit of the day.”  Clay’s policies actually had real historic impact.  He said it best in 1838…

“I’d rather be right than be President.” 

 

 Indeed.  Hurrah!  Senator Flake

 

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