Sadly, this is not funny. We are now in a dangerous situation where our republic is not far from destruction from a madman who seems willing to engage in nuclear warfare for no reason except his own fragile and narcissistic tendencies. I am no fan of impeachment because it subverts what one might call the will of the people — albeit a minority in this case — based on an atavistic vestige of a long since needless institution predating mass media. Now we have an apparent idiot in charge of the nuclear codes who responds to every slight as a personal affront to him. He cannot think clearly, plainly, and he cannot dismiss personal criticism which comes with the job.

I have been CEO of a few large corporations and have specialized in turnaround work. Naturally, I was the subject of a lot of criticism because I had to fire a lot of people. I had to ignore it — to steel myself. I did not enjoy it, not one bit, but it was what I signed on to do. So I did it. You can look this up. I was once co-featured on the cover of Modern Healthcare and made the front page of the Philadelphia Inquirer. These were not always flattering stories. But I did what I believed I had to do. I did not take these criticisms personally. I believed, and I believe, that my critics had the right and the duty to express themselves, even when I thought they were wrong.

Did I end up a hero or a villain? I have no idea. I still have a lot of friends from those days who remain employed from the actions I took. But I did what I thought was right. That’s the best I could do.

But I never let public opinion influence my decisions. I did what I thought was best for the institution I was sworn to serve.

Now we have a POTUS who seems to care about no one except himself and his self-aggrandizement. The time has now come to discuss impeachment on the grounds of incompetence.

Retired, Ph.D. in economics. Interests in politics and comparative religions and philosophies;

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