Watching history unfold today is painful.
I support the move to impeach the president because I believe he incited insurrection, perpetuated lies about a stolen election that inflamed his base and undermined our democratic process, and is a clear and present danger because of his mental instability.
Listening to the speakers in the House, I am also getting a clearer understanding of why many continue to support him. They like what he achieved. While those "achievements" are not ones I agree with, those are policy differences that I can accept. What I cannot accept is that in order to get lower taxes and greatly reduced regulations, among other things, they made a deal with the devil and they continued to enable his dangerous divisiveness.
Last wednesday the devil claimed his due and it was ugly. It was dangerous. It was threatening to our democracy.
In order to reduce that threat, we need to insure that Trump can never again seek public office.
But the process is painful and not carried out lightly.
My healing process had a little set back too, with some new pain, probably because I did too much too soon.
So here I am. bundled into my recliner, feet elevated, debate on the television, sun streaming in the window after days of rain, watching history unfold, as threats of violence mount.
The only good thing is the sun.