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"Notes" #11 He Did What He Thought Was Right!

He Did What He Thought Was Right!

Wow, there are still people in this world with integrity!

I have publicly stated that if the United States voters elected Donald Trump for a second term, I will have lost all respect for that country.

I know, big deal, they really don't need my respect to continue to be one of the most powerful and influential nations on this planet. I am stating this knowing full well I don't have anything to lose. However, a Republican senator by the name of Mitt Romney has laid it all on the line and does have a great deal to lose but has chosen to stand tall and follow his beliefs.

I believe Mitt Romney is a man I can respect. Knowing full well he would pay dearly, politically, he followed his conscience and did what was right according to his convictions and beliefs. Now if the US voters don't vote Mr. Romney back into office and do elect Donald Trump, in my mind, "There aren't enough psychiatrists and psychologists to go around!"

Here is the piece from a Free Press editorial on Senator Romney that gave me motivation for this article.

"As a senator-juror, I swore an oath before God to exercise impartial justice," Mr. Romney told his Senate colleagues. "I am a profoundly religious. My faith is at the heart of who I am. I take an oath before God as an enormously consequential. I knew from the outset that being tasked with judging the president, the leader of my own party, would be the most difficult decision I have faced. I was not wrong."

"The president asked a foreign government to investigate his political rival. The president held back vital military funds from that government to press it to do so. The president held back funds for an American ally at war with the Russian invaders. The president's purpose was personal and political. Accordingly, the president is guilty of an appalling abuse of public trust. ... It was a flagrant assault on our electoral rights, our national security and our fundamental values. Corrupting an election to keep oneself in office is perhaps the most abusive and destructive violation of one's oath of office that I can imagine."

The only downside I see to senator Romney's stance on Trump's impeachment is his reference to the fact that he may be making his decision more in line with his "faith" rather than his convictions based on the facts of Trump's decisions and behaviour.

I (Dan) believe there is no place for religion in politics and no politics in religion. (I do realize how naïve that sounds)

Two days after I wrote about Mitt Romney's breaking ranks with the Republican Party, I came across this small piece in the Washington Post. It reminds me why I really don't like most politicians and political reporters such as those on the Fox network who choose not to see the flagrant, self-serving and definitely dishonest (what's he up to, over fifteen thousand on-the-record lies) made by the American president. They simply brushed all of his boorish behaviour aside and blindly followed their party or employer mandate with the attitude: Please don't confuse me with the facts!

Laura Ingram, Fox news host stated,

"Utah's junior senator reminded us of why he couldn't connect with most regular, working-class people. They don't like politicians who claim to be holier than thou when they're really sticking a shift in your back. He is the ultimate selfish, preening, self-centred politician."

This is what you get and I'm sure senator Romney will receive a great deal more of this kind of abuse for speaking his mind and following his conscience. Good on you Mitt!

I have decided that whether a person fears me or ignores me, I feel obligated to share my "my truth". I may or may not be heard but I will feel better about me for having the courage to state who I am.
         Dr. Dan Rosin from his newest book, "Communication & Relationships"

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 A little humour

 Sensitivity 101

The room was full of pregnant women with their husbands.
   The instructor said, "Ladies, remember that exercise is good for you. Walking is especially beneficial. It strengthens the pelvic muscles and will make delivery that much easier. Just pace yourself, make plenty of stops and try to stay on a soft surface like grass or a path."
"Gentlemen, remember -- you're in this together. It wouldn't hurt you to go walking with her.  In fact, that shared experience would be good for you both."
   The room suddenly became very quiet as the men absorbed this information.
   After a few moments, a man, name unknown, at the back of the room, slowly raised his hand.
   "Yes Donald?" said the Instructor.
   "I was just wondering if it would be all right, if she carries a golf bag?"
Brings a tear to your eye, doesn't it?!?!?
    This level of sensitivity can't be taught!