It’s frustrating to read as people comment on topics about which they know next to nothing, or worse, twist the topic – especially if I’m close to those people. I do what I can to assist; here, at my own blog, and on my social media accounts. It would be foolish of me to expect everyone to agree with my opinions, but is it too difficult to expect others whose opinions are different from mine to base their opinions on fact?
I’m not even talking about complicated matters; people can’t even be bothered to type simple things into a search engine.
Also, when people are being led by their emotions or their gut feelings – or when they haven’t done their homework, why can’t they at least say so?
Example: I’ve got people on my media who hate the president and are saying that he ginned up this Iran-Iraq situation with the intention of distracting the public from the impeachment.
Now, I don’t put it past any president to wag the dog, as it were, but this “distraction” would be neat trick — i.e. USELESS — toward that purpose since no impeachment actions can go forth until Congress reconvenes following its holiday break. That happens on Tuesday, January 7. Therefore, there’s no impeachment from which to be distracted.
Leaving aside that I believe that President Trump intentionally goaded the House Democrats into impeaching him, I mentioned Congress’s return date to the person in question. I don’t even think he read it.
Could people merely make their conspiracy theories make sense? That’s what I always try to do with mine. I consider it a courtesy.
There are three matters that I have in mind, three topics in the news which every adult American should look up right now before they start talking about them.
It was startling to discover how many people thought that when the House formally voted to impeach President Trump, it was the end of his presidency.
- War Powers Act of 1973
Many believe that a president is supposed to get permission from Congress before ordering any combat action. Nope.
- Status of Embassies
Many don’t know that all embassies are considered the sovereign property of the country in question.
Regardless of what one thinks of any of the actors in these dramas, you can’t form a coherent opinion about the news of the day without knowing the basics – the topics that are not prone to interpretation.
Of course, we know that baseless conclusions will still be offered all the time, if only for the sake of up-votes.
And the fear mongering.
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