If the cowardice to disallow new witnesses and evidence by Republicans Senators in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump was done at a time when I was on the fence of choosing political ideologies, then today I would be a proud communist.
Only because I am older, more rational, achier, thus slower, and more family-concerned today, is it that I am able to manage to remain reservedly committed to the tenets of democracy and to the pledges of the Republic of the United States (US). Yet, one thing remains explicit true: that once oathly Republic that gained my ideological nod, years ago, is sadly no more.
The American Republic to which I was introduced and came to embrace - the Republic of Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Kennedy, Carter, Reagan and Obama, is sadly no more. It has had its offering of opportunity to the world's masses torn from its tenets under the presidency of Trump. The rule of law seems to matter no more. Republic over man is no more. America has become isolated and too apathetic.
And then came the rules-making by Senate Republicans in the US Congress to disallow the calling of witness in the impeachment trial of their republican Trump amid stark revelations by his former national security advisor and others. That single act by Republican Senators has spiked a nail into the coffin of democracy and into the ever faithful execution of the rule of law in America.
Therefore, I submit that Republican Senators for personal political interests, via their actions in the Trump impeachment, have weakened and betrayed the US Republic and the Constitution upon which it stands.