This post is for the Montana residents who still support President Trump and his agenda. This post is for our Representatives at the state level who continue to bring that administration’s ideas into the chambers in Helena. This post is for Greg Gianforte and Steve Daines who continue to pal around with our President and support both his ideals and his agenda.
My goal with this post is to connect with you and have an honest conversation about our future.
I am eager to know where the threshold is for you: where is the line that President Trump must cross for you to no longer endorse, support, or bring his agenda into Montana. What is YOUR red line?
I knew where my line was for President Obama and George Bush (the Bushisms are downright quaint nowadays). I know where that line exists with my Senators and my Representatives. I know the line feels complicated in Virginia and Americans are wrestling with racism and where that line exists for them; who gets to stay in the Virginia government and who should resign (where is the line and when was it crossed?). I know where the line is with my local city and county, and what level of dishonesty/corruption/incompetence I’m willing to stand as a taxpayer and citizen. I know where that line is with my job and my boss. I’m a card-carrying Democrat, but that in no way gives members of my own Party a pass or special treatment — if anything, since I choose association with the organization, I strive to hold them to a higher standard than the average politician. If President Obama had crossed my red line, you would be hard-pressed to get in queue in front of me calling for impeachment or resignation.
None of our elected officials are above the law. No boss is infallible. No one is king.
I know where that line is, and as an informed voter and citizen, I think it’s important that we ALL know what is acceptable and what has crossed that line.
My question to Trump’s current supporters, to our representatives in Helena who still subscribe to his newsletter, to Gianforte and Daines: where is YOUR LINE?
What crime will Trump have to commit for him to cross your line?
Who around him must be locked up in jail on federal and/or state charges for you to consider that maybe there’s corruption here?
What indictments must be filed that finally cross your line?
What percentage of his campaign team or his administration must be charged that crosses your line?
What crimes must be unearthed?
If Daines, Gianforte, and our other elected officials (legislative, statewide, local) continue to support and enable a corrupt administration that has crossed your line, at what point do they then cross your line? At what point do you no longer trust them to make decisions on our behalf?
If you cannot articulate or don’t know where your line is with Trump, you are not part of a Democratic Republic and you are not supporting a President — you have entered a cult. If there are no crimes he could commit that would sway your support, you are not supporting a President, you are supporting a cult leader.
As more indictments are filed, more former and current Trump associates are escorted to jail, and more financial corruption by Trump’s family is unearthed by the proper authorities through the proper legal channels — it would appear that a certain percentage of Americans (and still a large group of Montanans) needs to assess their boundaries and fealty.
At what point in this dumpster fire will you still be able to crawl out?
If you know where that line is, and Trump just hasn’t gotten there yet, share your line below in the comments (or via email if you’re uncomfortable). And for yourself, know that a line does exist and you are ready to stand with integrity and truth.