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There is no proverbial last straw on the camel’s back, the back is full of last straws, only time will decide it’s future is the thought Americans have live with in Trump’s Presidency. For all that the world has heard and seen of his Presidency, mostly is amazement, bewilderment & disbelief, the anonymous OP-ED in New York Times on 5th of Sept 2018, has been the most nail biting. The title reads, “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration” is the low which American could have done without.

The article opens stating, “President Trump is facing a test to his presidency unlike faced by a modern American leader.” The responsibility of a high office teaches even a novice the skills to deliver. The supportive and expert ecosystem is generally able to bring about this change. TV debates are veering around the difference between the loyalty to Mr. Trump & to the Constitution, republic & to rule of law. “That is why many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can do to preserve out democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office.”

An existential crisis indeed. The root of the problem the anonymous writer claims to the president’s amorality. There are no discernable first principles which guide his decision making. The right thinking functionaries in the administration, the one’s who belong to this anonymous writer’s ilk, are the saviours in a way. It is thus a divided White House. “The result is a two-track presidency.” With all the checks & balances of a matured & robust democracy; the long elaborate electoral process, can still throw up somebody, who seems to be challenge to the very system, which has created him. Behavior, capability & intention to learn and finally expertise is at the core of it all, whichever way we look at it.

In sharp contrast Senator McCain who passed away recently, is described as ” a lodestar for restoring honour to public life and our national dialogue,” in the same article. In his farewell statement he says, “Do not despair of our present difficulties but believe always in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here.”


Sanjay Sahay

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