Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sally Yates: A Profile in Courage

Sally Yates, acting Attorney General, had to know that taking a principled stand against conservative President Trump's unconstitutional ban on Muslims entering the United States would end her career at the Justice Department. You see she ordered her attorneys not to defend the ban. So, on Monday, Trump the fascist, fired her.

But what was her motivation? It was fidelity to the Constitution. She wrote in her order that the Department was to "stand for what is right" and to "seek justice." She was motivated by what is just. Unlike Trump who is motivated by fear and hatred. That is why I agree she should be nominated for a Profile in Courage award.

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