There are a great many areas in which I disagree with John McCain, but I believe in giving credit where credit is due, and McCain deserves credit for expressing the importance of a free press.
A free press along with freedom of speech, assembly, and the Constitutional right to redress grievances are the cornerstones of a free nation.
“If you want to preserve – I’m very serious now – if you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and many times adversarial press. And without it, I am afraid that we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time. That’s how dictators get started,” he continued.
There can be no argument based either on commonsense or historical fact that attacking and attempting to silence the press is how dictators get started.
The press should be held to account, but they also should not be dissuaded by any coordinated governmental attack, which is exactly what this administration is attempting to do.
But if it is to be about accountability then it must be inclusive – a lie is a lie, ignorance is ignorance, and narcissism is narcissism – no amount of spin or political correctness alters that so much as a single iota.
There hasn’t been a single day since Trump first announced his candidacy that he hasn’t blatantly and arrogantly lied – his supporters apparently believe this is an acceptable norm and probably still believe in Santa Claus and the tooth fairy in the midst of instilling those “family values” in their children telling them it’s wrong to lie.
I don’t believe a more egregious example of a double standard can be found than the one that exists among the trumpkins whether rank and file or elected.
All the wailing and gnashing about Hillary and lies, her ties to Wall Street, the “unconstitutional” nature of Obama’s executive orders and nothing about a pathological liar who has boasted about he could shoot someone and it wouldn’t make any difference or the executive orders and billionaires club he’s ensconcing in the WH.
Trump isn’t draining the swamp – he is the swamp, he isn’t unifying the country, he’s dividing it and making a concerted effort to do so, I doubt if there has ever been a bigger racist or mentally incompetent pathological liar to hold the office.