Lance Simmens: We have relied upon individuals with strong partisan Republican credentials to rectify or at the very least mitigate the rampant corruption that has overtaken our society. It is looking more and more likely that we may have to wait until the 2020 election to render a verdict on this issue.
Lance Simmens: To merely ascribe to Trump the attributes of a con man is to underestimate the calculating and devious nature of his being.
Lance Simmens: While I can already hear the screams of indignant Trump partisans that the case is closed and further pursuit of the truth is neither needed nor desired I simply say, not so fast.
Lance Simmens: The implications of correcting the massive collision course we are on with ethics, honesty, truth, facts and justice are immense for not only the present generation but for generations to come.
Lance Simmens: An inconclusive verdict or outright exoneration will only feed an unhealthy cynicism that will continue to erode confidence in our experiment of republican democracy.
Lance Simmens: “He has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace – all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed.”
Lance Simmens: Leading the charge into the vast dystopian universe is a Nitwit-in-Chief whose Faustian bargain is predicated on the hedge that all hell will break loose most likely after his time is up on Earth.
Lance Simmens: I do not pretend in the least to be a righteous practitioner of my religion but what is deeply embedded in me is the very basic Christian concept of acceptance of others as members of the human family.
Lance Simmens: We are currently on the wrong path. We must not adhere to the doctrine of America first, but instead allow humanity, compassion and empathy to spearhead America’s leadership doctrine.
Lance Simmens: We have become a nation of cynics and an intellectually lazy society far too willing to accept inane and simplistic arguments about dangerously complex issues.
Lance Simmens: What is called for, in my humble estimation, is a more dispassionate expression of differences that aims towards acknowledging different approaches to agreed upon goals.
Lance Simmens: In darkness I fell asleep early and now am wide awake wondering what lies in the darkness and whether or not I will be forced to use my one and only escape plan, a kayak and the ocean.
Lance Simmens: Trump either is incapable of discerning fact from fiction, or truth from lies, and wanders wildly from positions that contradict any notion of visionary thinking.