"The only thing for evil to triumph in the world is that good men do noting!"

Edmund Burke


Tragically, the Republican Party of Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Reagan, to which my parents belonged their entire lives, has for all practical purposes ceased to exist. 

Today, the majority of Republicans in both the House and Senate, who took a solemn oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” have fallen the under the spell of a self-serving autocrat or succumbed to threats of political retribution should they fail to support his groundless conspiracy theories or personal agendas which have frequently run counter to America’s democratic ideals and institutions, its national security both at home and abroad, and the best interests of its people.

Given their apparent willingness to place their loyalty to an individual rather than a fealty to the Constitution perhaps a more appropriate oath for them might be, "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend Donald Trump against all enemies, foreign and domestic; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter so long as they are not conflict with his wishes.”