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Truth, Patriotism, and The Mueller Report: Looking for A Hero To Release the Report

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Withholding the revelations of the Mueller report to the general public arouses the highest suspicions of culpability in the matters investigated as well as the judicial propriety in handling the report by the Attorney General. This action undermines the essential trust people should have in its government and casts further doubts on its legitimacy.

A country is bound together by a sense of patriotism. Citizens are asked to risk their lives for country in the event of war or subversion. In our democratic society, founded upon the principle of government of, by, for the people, it is incumbent upon officials to equally serve our country by performing their duties in a faithful and honest fashion. If there is any malfeasance disclosed in the Mueller report, it is their patriotic and moral duty to report it to the public. To deceive the public by suppressing the truth in vital concerns marks one not fit to govern and an enemy of the people.

There is an essential difference in standards of ethics in the worlds of government and business, although seldom observed. Business operates with compromised ethics to achieve maximum material gain. Good government aspires to universal principles of ethics to promote the general welfare, which may be different from achieving maximum material gain. Government should not be ruled by people following business ethics.

We look for someone in government like Daniel Ellsberg or Chelsea Manning, who takes his or her patriotic responsibilities and dedication to universal principles of morality seriously, to bypass the red tape and present the Mueller report to the public regardless of risk.

 

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