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No one is above the law

No one is above the law

To the Editor:

The late great singer Kenny Rogers recorded many songs written by other artists. Yet, he wrote one very powerful song. The title: “Sweet Music Man.” This was before the Donald Trump era, but, it evokes emotions about the man and the fraud he has foisted on America.   

Here’s the chorus (sung by many who now see the real Trump rather than the image): “Sing a song, sweet music man ‘cause I won’t be there to hold your hand like I used to. I’m through with you. You’re a hell of a singer and a powerful man but you surround yourself with people who demand so little of you.”

The January 6 Capitol riot forced many erstwhile Trump supporters to see the light. They are now providing truthful information to the Select Committee. Some are doing so to protect democracy; some merely to protect their rear ends.

Now, we are beginning to see some evidence that the Department of Justice is actively looking at that dark day in our history. It does not take a rocket scientist to foresee the outcome. 

These questions loom, though: will the Department of Justice follow the law and hold Donald Trump accountable for his illegal actions surrounding that fateful day? Or, will they allow Donald Trump to ride above the law?

Dave Waldrop

Webster

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10 comments

  • Until they release the over 14,000 hrs of video tape of that day. Plus the rest of the information of that day, your bias opinion is not met or agreed on by ALL. Obviously you are only watching certain mainstream media such as CNN or MSNBC to have an opinion as yours. Try Researching other views such as The War Room, And We Know and other reports that show the actual facts of that day and then you will see your opinion holds no merit. Until then, don’t think that All American believe what you share.

    posted by LaRegina

    Sunday, 05/08/2022

  • Trump was impeached over Jan 6 as the Democrats said they had evidence of his involvement. Now over 2 years after the fact, a massive Congressional investigation, which is unconstitutional as Congress can only subpoena people for a legislative cause, they have not any evidence of Trump 's involvement.
    Just the other day Sen Warren said we need an insurrection against the overturning of Roe v Wade. Where is the Impeachment hearings, where is the Congressional investigation.

    posted by Brian A

    Friday, 05/06/2022

  • Trump was impeached over Jan 6 as the Democrats said they had evidence of his involvement. Now over 2 years after the fact, a massive Congressional investigation, which is unconstitutional as Congress can only subpoena people for a legislative cause, they have not any evidence of Trump 's involvement.
    Just the other day Sen Warren said we need an insurrection against the overturning of Roe v Wade. Where is the Impeachment hearings, where is the Congressional investigation.

    posted by Brian A

    Friday, 05/06/2022

  • Appreciate the printing of opinions from all sides. The divide between American's is closing. Never has it been more obvious that a free press and it's Constitutional Right to investigate leaders is essential to our freedom. Consider the right of the Free Press as the guardian of the rest of our rights.

    The Press goes deep into a story. Cable Opinion show hosts sow discontent and daily tell you, "Whats wrong and who's to blame for it".

    posted by Steve Day

    Friday, 05/06/2022

  • Liberalism has been proven to be a mental disorder.

    posted by Lucille Josephs

    Friday, 05/06/2022

  • Just wondering how you guys stay in business. I am fairly confident that your extreme left wing editorial policy is most certainly contrary to the vast majority of the citizens in the area who are your potential readers. It sort of reminds of the singing group, "The Dixie Chicks". I seem to remember that they forgot who the people were who bought their records. Once they began to announce their liberal attitudes those same people stopped buying their records. No one has heard of The Dixi Chicks lately and I predict one day soon folks will be saying, "Gee, I wonder what ever happened to the Smoky Mountain News."

    posted by Jerry P. Cram

    Friday, 05/06/2022

  • Just wondering how you guys stay in business. I am fairly confident that your extreme left wing editorial policy is most certainly contrary to the vast majority of the citizens in the area who are your potential readers. It sort of reminds of the singing group, "The Dixie Chicks". I seem to remember that they forgot who the people were who bought their records. Once they began to announce their liberal attitudes those same people stopped buying their records. No one has heard of The Dixi Chicks lately and I predict one day soon folks will be saying, "Gee, I wonder what ever happened to the Smoky Mountain News."

    posted by Jerry P. Cram

    Friday, 05/06/2022

  • Re: comment by Quartermaster --

    Make fun of the so called "left", but where is your serious defense of the behavior by D Trump, several elected Congressmen and women, Oath Keepers, Proud Boys, former (and some current) military and law enforcement who sought to end a democratic republic form of government up to and including the planning that culminated in the events of January 6? Instead of criticizing, why don't you write a compelling opinion of your own? You are good at criticizing. Why not show us how well you can present a compelling argument in this newspaper.
    Before you tell me to do the same, I already have.

    posted by Teri D

    Friday, 05/06/2022

  • Re: comment by Quartermaster --

    Make fun of the so called "left", but where is your serious defense of the behavior by D Trump, several elected Congressmen and women, Oath Keepers, Proud Boys, former (and some current) military and law enforcement who sought to end a democratic republic form of government up to and including the planning that culminated in the events of January 6? Instead of criticizing, why don't you write a compelling opinion of your own? You are good at criticizing. Why not show us how well you can present a compelling argument in this newspaper.
    Before you tell me to do the same, I already have.

    posted by Teri D

    Friday, 05/06/2022

  • When hard leftists post about Trump and their imaginations of January 6th, hilarity results. The hard left is a fraud. There is no way to candy coat it.

    posted by Quartermaster

    Thursday, 05/05/2022

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