The Fate of the Nation

You can get some idea of how passengers on the Titanic must have felt when the impossible had happened –– the ship had hit an iceberg, and it was going to sink. The United States, which Lincoln called “the last best hope on earth,” has hit an iceberg. It’s not yet certain that our ship of state will sink, but it’s listing dangerously, and water is pouring in. 

The iceberg is a conglomerate of a president engaged in a relentless effort to supplant our Constitutional system with his personal authoritarian rule, Republican senators to whom our country means so little that they have chosen to give such a man free rein regardless of the gravity and multiplicity of his offenses, and an attorney general willing to deploy the Justice Department as an instrument of autocratic rule.