Alas, democracy is an uphill fight against humanity’s base ego whose simple mandate is to live at all cost and to seek out advantage at every opportunity.

How else can one explain Republicans turning their backs on the Constitution the rule of law and the facts? In fact the only folks not in jail are the ones not smart enough and ruthless enough to game the system. Indeed, in all fairness Trump should have been in jail years ago, but he is a slippery snake.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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