A More Perfect Union

To our fellow countrymen and women:

On this long Independence Day weekend, as you gather with your family, remember that we are all Americans. We are traversing an unprecedented political climate, one that we have searched far and wide for some historical parallel in vain: we have found no situation for comparison and lessons to learn. This is new. And it’s serious. The past six months have been absurdly comical, and we’ve all had a good laugh at memes and jokes. However, the next six months will be significantly more purposeful, as laws and regulations change and more information comes to light about the potential misdeeds of the Trump campaign and administration.

An attempt at impeachment seems to be imminent. If that process begins, we urge all of us to weigh the facts without prejudice. Trust in the rule of law to do the same and to determine the fate of the current administration in the executive branch. Most importantly, look not at your brothers and sisters who oppose you politically as enemies; they are family. A divisive “us vs them” mentality is dangerous. No matter which way the civic wind blows, we must weather this storm as united citizens. In a climate of passionate partisanship and ideology, we need to maintain our calm and not resort to violence or hatred of our fellow man.

Both sides of the struggle wish for America to be better. All of us have different ideas on how to make that happen, but we must remind ourselves that our opposition has the same goal: a better life for themselves, their family, their friends, their neighbors. Let’s achieve that goal together.

4 Replies to “A More Perfect Union”

  1. It will definitely be a wild ride over the next six months. I have to admit that the day to day won’t bother too much and whatever happens will happen. I plan to keep my nose down and control what I can in the meantime 🙂

    1. Completely agree that it’s important to continue grinding, despite the daily “entertainment politics.” We decided to publish this post because the atmosphere is heating up quickly. People are getting angry, and upcoming events have potential to stoke that flame. We think it’s good to ignore the macro level events, for the most part, but these recent developments have our attention .And yet we continue to push forward with hope and optimism on the paths we’ve chosen.

  2. That is a good message at the end. We all have the same basic goal just different views on the best path to get there. Very important to remember.

    I don’t spend much time watching the news but I hadn’t heard that a Trump impeachment attempt was imminent. There most be some hard evidence that has come out recently that I didn’t hear.

    1. More my speculation than hard evidence. There seems to be a weekly drumbeat of news dropping that hints at a deeper and more damning case. When the Mueller investigation concludes is the time that the pot starts boiling. I’m obviously no Trump fan, but I’d just as rather wait until 2020 than see this country go through an impeachment. A perjury-based impeachment in the 90’s is incomparable to a potential treasonous impeachment in the day of social media.

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