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How to Achieve Peace

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President Trump, a troubled soul with no internal order, cannot help our country create conditions in which We the People acquire our peace.

To win the multiple challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, we need peace. We must be able to put our differences aside, agree on essentials, and work together to find a vaccine, administer the vaccine, and to recreate our economy.

President Trump must go.

President Trump Must Go

For his own good, the good of the country, and the good of the Republican Party, President Trump must be asked to resign at the earliest possible moment, even if he should win reelection. A bully must be stopped; a bully cannot stop himself.

Why Must He Go?

President Trump must go because, as the recent bipartisan report of the Senate Select Committee On Intelligence about Russian active measures campaigns, to pursue his personal interests he has colludedand, by his own repeated requests for help not only from Russia but Ukraine and China, he is colludingwith a foreign country.

This collusion is not a minor legal infringement of the sovereignty of the United States. This collusion, perhaps as an unwanted consequence, has worked against the interests of the United States of America.

As a result of this collusion, Mr. Trump has tolerated the Russian invasion of Crimea; he might have even instructed Mr. Flynn accordingly.

Mr. Trump has weakened the NATO Alliance.

Mr. Trump has betrayed an ally, the Kurds. Repercussions from this betrayal will become manifest when we are in dire need of an ally in the future.

Mr. Trump has isolated the United States from the world community. This community is now more exposed to the threat posed by the aspirations of world domination by Russia.

If Russia Were a Benevolent Force

If Russia were a benevolent force in the universe, we might even welcome such a development. But Mr. Putin, the Renegade Russian Ruler, kills his political enemies; is surrounded by oligarchs; and uses police force against his own people.

The infection is evident: Mr. Trump has threatened to jail ("lock her up!") his political adversaries; is surrounded by the mega rich; and has used the military against American people.

Mr. Trump must go for a long series of other reasons. Knowing full well that he committed perjury while taking the ought of office on inauguration day, he proceeded at full speed to cover up his betrayal of our national interests. And he forced his subordinates to lie accordingly.

Many of his associates have been convicted in our courts of law and have served jail sentences.

He has perverted the soul of his associates and, especially through the action of his Attorney General, Mr. William Barr, he is perverting the sacred institution of the United States Department of Justice to serve his own personal interests rather than the national interest of justice for all..

Mr. Trump must go because his language is coarse; he is not a good example to our kids.

Mr. Trump must go because he has a cruel character; he has instituted policies of family separations among immigrants that tear our national moral fabric asunder.

Mr. Trump Must Go

Mr. Trump must go because,

while he is being engrossed with his gross Tweets, the nationin responseis engrossed in petty politicking and rendered incapable of dealing with any of the substantive issues that need immediate remediation.

We need a national policy to keep the coronavirus at bay.

We need a national policy to develop a vaccine against the coronavirus.

We need a national policy for the reconstruction of our economic infrastructureand indeed we must reinvent our entire strategy to finally create an economy that is free, fair, and just for all.

The Right and the Left

The Right and the Left of our political spectrum must work together if we want to accomplish anything positive. Instead, Mr. Trump foments divisions . A house divided against itself cannot stand.

The Right and the Left of our political system must find ways to reduce the injury caused by our policies of corralling MAGA People into mostly segregated and stifling urban downtowns.

We must invent policies that distribute national credit to our MAGA People; they mightily contribute to the value of our national credit. Instead, our national credit is used to help the few.

We must invent policies that distribute among MAGA People the capital appreciation of the wealth they create.

We must stifle our Pac Man approach to industrial development whereby acquired corporations squeeze MAGA People out of their jobs, substitute people with robots, and keep the ownership of robots tightly in their hands.

Above all, we must allow financial behemoth to fail, if they fail. Rather than resuscitating them with our national credit; our newly created money ought to be reserved for worthy projects alone.

These are policies called for by a Concordian set of economic rights and responsibilities. The Right and the Left of our political system are too engrossed in vituperating each other's picadilloes to even care for economic justice.

The Right and the Left Must Work Themselves Out of the Culture Wars

Mr. Trump has to go if we ever want to start the difficult work of stopping the culture wars.

The extreme Right and the extreme Left of our political system must find ways to let God and morality guide our lives again as in olden times. The left wants to deprive us of God; the right wants to impose on us its own morality. Both the extreme Right and the extreme Left have grown too smug; while one wants to impose upon us its own vision of morality, the other looks down upon those who still care for God and morality.

We are entitled to worship our God, however the Spirit of God inspires us. It is up to us to discern who the True God is.

What about morality? We are confused. We prefer to try insouciant rules of ethics.

We must agree that there are three fundamental principles of morality: Do not hurt others; do not hurt yourself; do not allow others to hurt you.

One cannot legislate morality. Moral institutions that recur to the state to enforce morality do a disservice to themselves and to all bystanders. There is no moral action without freedom. We know what is good and what is evil.

Institutions ought to foster social, economic, political, and cultural conditions that allow us to choose the good and reject evil.

Let Us Give Him a Good Send-Off

I am assuming Donald Trump is not all bad. To say the least, he has exposed mortal weaknesses in the Electoral College; he has exposed raw weaknesses in all of us.

He is not the only bully.

Let us put a stop to the culture of hate. Let us give him a happy retirement. Let us give him a forum in which he can fully explain his ways.

Let us establish a Truth, Reconciliation, and Restitution Commission.

Carmine Gorga, Ph.D. in Political Science, a Fulbright Scholar, see Wikipedia and Google Scholar, is president of The Somist Institute.

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