Avoiding Herd Mentality: Look Before You Leap Behind Trump

look before you leap

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times

President Donald Trump has become the third US President to be impeached on overwhelming evidence of abuse of power, yet almost 40 percent of the country, referred to as the Trump’s base fail to see it.

They are in locked step with the President.  Even the Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, relinquishing his duty as a juror, is suggesting that he will coordinate the trial in the senate with the White House lawyers.

But, there is a ray of hope. After all, the  humans are blessed with individual intelligence and can choose to make their own case.  They can look and think before they jump behind the herd.

A leading Christian magazine founded by late evangelist Billy Graham — father of key presidential supporter Franklin Graham — published an op-ed on Thursday calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office and urging evangelicals not to support him.

“Whether Mr. Trump should be removed from office by the Senate or by popular vote next election—that is a matter of prudential judgment,” Christianity Today’s editor in chief, Mark Galli, wrote in the op-ed. “That he should be removed, we believe, is not a matter of partisan loyalties but loyalty to the Creator of the Ten Commandments.”

Galli continued, “We believe the impeachment hearings have made it absolutely clear, in a way the Mueller investigation did not, that President Trump has abused his authority for personal gain and betrayed his constitutional oath. The impeachment hearings have illuminated the president’s moral deficiencies for all to see.”

Watch the video in CNN

One would hope that Trump’s base can wake up from insanity sooner rather than lanter.

In a recent article, titled: I’m a forensic psychiatrist at Yale. I took a look at Trump’s letter to Nancy Pelosi — and it left me very worried, Bandy X Lee wrote:

No healthy human being — not even a Republican who loves Donald Trump — can read his letter to Nancy Pelosi and feel comfortable. The letter is a very obvious demonstration of a troubled state of mind. This occurs in the wake of more than 800 mental health professionals eventually signing onto a petition that the House Judiciary Committee consider mental health aspects.

The assertions Trump makes in the letter should alarm not only those who believe that the president of the United States and the commander of the most powerful military on earth should be mentally sound, but also those who are concerned about such a compromised individual’s influence on society.

Read further in the Independent newspaper.

The success of USA in almost all spheres of human interest in the last two centuries and more lies in the system of checks and balances that creates good governance, unlike many other countries of the world. Let us hope that President Trump and his base do not spoil the party for the future generations and USA continues to be a beacon of hope for our global village.

Suggested reading by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times

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