People working for the Trump administration, in appointed and leadership roles, who are not 100% working for his agenda should resign, not have a coup d’état of words and deeds.
I am no fan of the president, as anyone who reads my writing will obviously know.
Yet, the elected President of the United States of America, for better or worse, should have a staff that is 100% supporting him.
That doesn’t mean they have to agree, but they have to do their best every day to enact his policies to the best of their abilities, even if he is difficult to work for, even if they believe he is wrong on some occasions.
To act otherwise it is to subvert our nation and its government.
If someone is afraid they might lose their job they should quit and get another job. They should have integrity and write a resignation letter, and maybe even publish a tell-all book.
I am not just speaking theoretically, I have lived this myself.
I was against the war in Iraq and I thought it was a bad idea. But as a commissioned officer in the Army, I went not once, not twice, but three times for two tours, to Iraq, to do the good I could do within my sphere of influence, to make the plan successful and achieve the mission.
I did this because America is my personal responsibility, as it should be, all of ours.
While I believed the War in Iraq was a mistake, an unforced error on America’s part, I didn’t have the arrogance of demanding that I was right.
I hoped that the administration’s plan was sound, and would be the best for our future. I did everything I could within my ability to see it succeed: my first tour was under a Republican president, and my second tour was under a Democrat president.
I highly suggest and recommend the anonymous author of the New York Times Op Ed piece resign, as well as all of the other people who are working against the administration from within. While they are at it, the President himself should resign too. I believe what his own senior advisors are saying and whispering is true. But I don’t believe that this coup d’état is the solution.