I want you to stop this. I hope you can stop this. I hope we can get past this.
Let’s assume the speaker is your boss. Each statement is different, but the meaning is the same. The speaker wants whatever it is that is going on to cease. If the statement were directed to you, what would you do?
It sort of depends on who the speaker is, don’t you think? Your spouse, your boss or the president of the United States. I’m sure you can see where this is going. The American public wants to know the truth about Donald Trump and James Comey.
Unfortunately, in this case the truth depends on who we are, not who they are. Even when it is a matter of law, a lot depends on the emotional disposition of others involved.
My late husband, who had a penchant for rhetorical questions, once asked a lawyer, “What is the truth?” The man answered, “Whatever you can make the jury believe.” Cynical, yes, but an important point to remember when considering either law or politics.
In this case both jury and plaintive is the American public. Globalism, for good or ill, is a fact of life, and the world is watching.
Trump ran on a promise to “Put America First.” I ask the reader, first of what and who decides?