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Gary Horton | We Urgently Need a Government for the People

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These are disconcerting times for those paying close attention to the national news. There’s not much positive and a whole lot of troubling.

An impeachment trial where our highest government body is setting the stage for a trial without witnesses. A trial… without witnesses.

It’s said that innocent people have nothing to hide and thus witnesses pose no threat. Conversely, the guilty must suppress the truth to shield the guilt.

We’re conducting an impeachment trial where critical witnesses are on the street, all over the web, begging to share testimony. Lev Parnas, the key operative in the Ukraine extortion scheme, the man who knows everything there is to know of this, is silenced. John Bolton, the in-the-know White House inside man, is silenced. This critical testimony is muzzled and murdered in the very light of day, by leader of the body charged with running the trial.

What a terrible precedent for our democracy. Our supposed Beacon of Justice is held to the world as a sham, as just another banana republic with a rigged trial for the Strong Man, where we’re a nation of tribal loyalty over a nation of laws. Yes, it is that bad, and this is how the world views us, even if our own preferred tribal TV channels protect our personal views of what things are, for what they actually........

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