Defenders of justice are in short supply
Something that is getting really worrisome is the number of people who are supposed to be the defenders of justice, all of a sudden finding their job too hard.
FBI Director James Comey was fired but Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was pressured to resign. Now we have the No. 3 person at the Justice Department, Rachel Brand, going to work for Walmart because she didn’t want to be in charge of the Russia investigation if Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is convinced that he needs to spend more time with his family or, more likely, is fired indirectly by President Donald Trump.
When special counsel Robert Mueller ends his investigation, if he is allowed to, there may be nothing to report but dirty politics. But if there is something really rotten going on in the White House, it will take people with some real spine to stick it out.
America needs a hero. Where would we be if George Washington said to the patriots at Valley Forge, “Listen up, boys, it’s too cold; let’s give this up and go home where it’s nice and warm.”
We have thousands of heroes whose names don’t appear on a big monument someplace, but only on a gravestone in some lonely cemetery. The men who signed their name on the Declaration of Independence were putting their lives on the line.
That is the kind of courage that makes America great. DAVE CLENDINING, LOXAHATCHEE