The Courageous vs. The Cowardly

Historic Trump impeachment trial begins in US Senate

As much as many of us had hoped for an indictment of twiceimpeached, we didn’t see it happen because most of the Republican senators either had their balls in a vise or couldn’t find their spines. We knew that would happen. We’ve watched it for the last five years. Before I get too far gone into the cowardly acts, let’s focus on the those who rose to courageous status.

First of all, there were ten Republicans in the House who chose to impeach the person leaving the White House, who shall ever after be named (by me) twiceimpeached. They were the courageous in the House and they have also withstood the rancid behavior of those who disagreed with them, from within their party, the idiotic, upset over those who choose to operate with a sense of morality and patriotism (something others could have learned from). So we can applaud: Rep. Liz Cheney of WY, Rep. Anthony Gonzalez of OH, Rep. Jamie Herrera-Beutler of WA, Rep. John Katko of NY, Rep. Adam Kinzinger of IL, Rep. Peter Meijer of MI, Rep. Dan Newhouse of WA, Rep. Tom Rice of SC, Rep. Fred Upton of MI, and Rep. David Valadao of CA. These are the courageous in The House and we owe a debt of gratitude for their stance in upholding a standard of decency, justice and their oath of office. 

From the Senate, these seven voted to convict twiceimpeached because it was the right thing to do under the circumstances: Senator Richard Burr from NC, Senator Bill Cassidy from LA, Senator Susan Collins from ME, Senator Lisa Murkowski from AK, Senator Mitt Romney from UT, Senator Ben Sasse from NE, and Senator Pat Toomey from PA. These are the Senators who deserve our thanks for standing up to a party that apparently condones insurrections and seditious traitors. 

One would think, since all have taken an oath to “preserve and defend the Constitution of the United States,” that finding someone guilty of trying to overthrow the government wouldn’t have been that difficult. But apparently, for the 43 who voted to acquit twiceimpeached, their political futures were far more important than upholding their oath of office. As a result of their cowardice, they have not just condoned the seditious act of a government overthrow, but have left the path forward open to a more ardent and dangerous attempt again, not just on the Capitol, but all government institutions. Attacks by domestic terrorists on the physical buildings are one thing, when our democracy is attacked and is now on the stage of mockery and derision for the entire world to see, an attack by foreign terrorists is inevitable. 

I have often encouraged others to only do the right thing and thereby avoiding doing the wrong thing. It would seem that someone should have reminded the cowards of such words. But then again, cowards are only capable of cowardly behavior. They have no spines or moral compasses by which to govern their lives. They are driven by a need to gain and retain power and individual wealth, forgetting they are elected by people who expected them to look out for their best interests. Condoning an insurrectionist and domestic terrorism puts the entire country at risk and when those from outside this country invade us, because we have shown them how, no one will be safe. 

Though I am not a Republican and would under normal circumstances, stand fiercely opposed to most Republicans and their political posturing to ignore the needs of the poor and vulnerable, I choose to stand with these who have determined to stand up, for right, even with all the backlash thrown their way. Cowards are always prone to using bullying tactics and I see the bulk of the Republican party in leadership, both on state and national levels as nothing more than a bunch of bigoted cowards. History will not be kind to them or their descendants and I hope they live a long time to see what their actions produce in this country and the reluctance on the part of other world leaders to pay attention to America as a leading force. 

Hopefully, we will all remember the courage of those who stood for America and our democracy in doing the right thing. Unfortunately, we cannot forget the cowards since we must do all we can to make sure they never succeed in the political arena. Every American must remember 1/6/21 as the most infamous day in the history of the 21st Century, when an American president incited an insurrection against elected leaders of the Executive Branch of government, placing the vice president and speaker of the house in imminent danger. One could assume from what has been revealed, the intent was to remove any possible means that would keep him from declaring martial law and retaining power for himself (and Putin). Call him, not by name, but twiceimpeached, so he will never forget his place in history. 

House of Representatives Vote to Impeach President Trump

4 thoughts on “The Courageous vs. The Cowardly

  1. Dear sister… You may have won the battle…but in 2022 you will lose the house, the Senate, and the absolute destruction of the country being done by the present POTUS…

    The Republican party will be taken back by the Republicans…and we the people will forever be in control…

    Have a blessed day !!

    Blessings in Christ, bruce

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    • In reviewing your comment, I finally realized that you, along with many other Republicans or should I say, trumplcans, are attempting to suppress democracy with your support of “one party” rule, which is authoritarianism. No matter what you think or plot, there will always be enough of us, true Patriots, loyal to America, not a man, to fight against fascism and authoritarianism. We do not need nor will we accept a dictator ruling in America.

      Until you can accept that very basic fact, please refrain from contacting me, ever again. since I do not wish to be associated with fascism or any fascists. If you feel the need to contact me, resist the urge or I’ll block you.

      Praying God will reveal Himself to you and show you truth and it has nothing to do with twiceimpeached. Shame on you for promoting lies and baseless conspiracy theories.

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  2. Surely you jest! Your hypocrisy is noteworthy–the present POTUS has done nothing to destroy the country unlike your demagogue, who attempted to overthrow the government to over turn the votes of black and brown voters. So spare me your cultic religious stance and please find out what a real relationship with Christ is. And by the way, I had no battle to win, I don’t have a House to lose nor a Senate. You see, I recognize I am not the Democrat Party, but there are many of us and I will continue to fight for the rights of all Americans, not just a party, unlike you. The republican party is the party of trump and QAnon and white supremacy. They have been revealed and if that’s what you want to keep. Have at it!

    I really wish you’d get a new news source and stop drinking the kool-aid.

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  3. FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE THE “CONSPIRACY THEORY” THAT PRESIDENT BIDEN IS TRYING TO DESTROY AMERICA, YOU MIGHT WANT TO GET A NEW SOURCE OF INFORMATION AND GET YOUR HEADS OUT OF YOUR BUTTS. TWICEIMPEACHED IS THE ONE TRYING TO ESTABLISH AN AUTHORITARIAN REIGN AND DISMANTLE DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA.

    FEBRUARY 13, 2021
    It was nearly two weeks ago that Jill and I paid our respects to Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who laid in honor in the Rotunda after losing his life protecting the Capitol from a riotous, violent mob on January 6, 2021.

    Today, 57 Senators – including a record 7 Republicans – voted to find former President Trump guilty for inciting that deadly insurrection on our very democracy. The Senate vote followed the bipartisan vote to impeach him by the House of Representatives. While the final vote did not lead to a conviction, the substance of the charge is not in dispute. Even those opposed to the conviction, like Senate Minority Leader McConnell, believe Donald Trump was guilty of a “disgraceful dereliction of duty” and “practically and morally responsible for provoking” the violence unleashed on the Capitol.

    Tonight, I am thinking about those who bravely stood guard that January day. I’m thinking about all those who lost their lives, all those whose lives were threatened, and all those who are still today living with terror they lived through that day. And I’m thinking of those who demonstrated the courage to protect the integrity of our democracy – Democrats and Republicans, election officials and judges, elected representatives and poll workers – before and after the election.

    This sad chapter in our history has reminded us that democracy is fragile. That it must always be defended. That we must be ever vigilant. That violence and extremism has no place in America. And that each of us has a duty and responsibility as Americans, and especially as leaders, to defend the truth and to defeat the lies.

    That is how we end this uncivil war and heal the very soul of our nation. That is the task ahead. And it’s a task we must undertake together. As the United States of America.

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