Based on reporting and watching the media circus there isn’t much daylight between today’s politics and government, laws as we know them vis-à-vis that territory on the other side of that dotted line separating us from the morally reprehensible and high-crimes/misdemeanors.
Canada isn’t as much different from the U.S. as we might think, but the U.S. is a bigger show, on every channel every night …
Nixon saw the writing on the wall, he ‘got out of Dodge’. Trump sees the writing on the wall too, arrogantly defying convention, laws and lawmakers. My guess is he’ll only be removed from office kicking and screaming as he’s dragged off to some institution for the terminally arrogant.
In the scheme of time, neither Nixon or Trump will merit much more than footnotes in history but there is a new skepticism brewing – not from old far’s like me but from a new generation who will wake up one day. When they do, chaos and anarchy my not live in the streets but they might be alive and well in the corridors of power.
News junkie since childhood (in a home without books newspapers were my only option) – I’ve been watching recent activities in the United States with considerable interest – not just as Canadian worried about issues impacting Canadians but as observer of political/media circus we call the nightly news. I’ve also been wondering who will history regard as most capable, as most trustworthy – Nixon or Trump? I know that seems a stupid question – when the more obvious (but less relevant) one is which has been worse, more criminal, more dangerous and more painful to watch?