We all strive to be ethical and honest people. However, no
one is perfect. When the average person falls off
the moral path, they only hurt themselves, their family or
friends. As bad as that is, it is wreckage contained to a
few. However, the standards for a president
must be higher than that for the average person. Immoral
actions of a President can hurt the lives of millions of
people economically, and emotionally and
An immoral, lawless President also severely compromises
our national security and significantly isolates us from our
allies. This damages global trust and respect and diminishes
our country’s influence on important issues.
Bill Clinton lied to Congress about his affair with an intern.
He lied to the American people and that was immoral and
wrong. However, he mostly hurt himself and his family. Any
form of immorality or lawlessness should disqualify a
person from being President, but severity matters. What we are seeing now in Trump’s
abhorrent behaviors is a President driven by criminality,
immorality, and questionable mental stability.
The standard of high crimes and misdemeanors leaves
room for a person with character flaws to do damage and
yet remain President. The electoral college is another
flawed mechanism. Generally, the majority of people
will not tend to elect a morally flawed or fanatical
president. One person one vote should prevail.
The Congressional hearings are becoming pointless and
even detrimental to the process of finding out the truth.
The discourse is based on partisanship, not principle.
The country is in a moral crisis because Trump is such an
immoral, corrupt president.
A system that is solely based on winning and power, will be
corrupt, lacking the ethics and decency that America has
always embodied # make America proud again.