Thursday, February 6, 2020


Yesterday, 5 February 2020 was an historic day in American history. The U.S. Senate voted to acquit President Trump of two charges made against him by the U.S. House of Representatives, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The vote to acquit was a foregone conclusion. What stood out about the day was the towering character of one of the Senators of the president's own party, Mitt Romney of Utah.

Romney gave a speech for the ages. Years from now, people will still be honoring Romney's words of yesterday. What made the speech so great was the honor and statesmanship that arose over the dishonor and political expediency of the hour. The entire rest of the fifty-two senators of the Republican party fell on their knees and in line behind the most contemptible president in American history. Future generations will hold them for what they are. History will also judge Romney as the lone Republican Senator of integrity who put morality and ethics over self and defended, probably at great cost to himself, the greatest constitution in human history. 

Romney's great speech towers over this dishonorable day. We Americans are not lost if the Romneys among us arise to the need of the hour.