Parting words of John Dingell, US Congressman

In my life and career, I have often heard it said that so-and-so has real power — as in, “the powerful Wile E. Coyote, chairman of the Capture the Road Runner Committee.” It’s an expression that has always grated on me.

In democratic government, elected officials do not have power. They hold power — in trust for the people who elected them. If they misuse or abuse that public trust, it is quite properly revoked (the quicker the better).

Dingell also said, “In our modern political age, the presidential bully pulpit seems dedicated to sowing division and denigrating, often in the most irrelevant and infantile personal terms, the political opposition.” (bold text added)

When President Trump used a political rally on December 18 to attack the deceased John Dingell, he confirmed the prophetic words of the very person he attacked. To quote one of our president’s more articulate statements, “Sad.”  ~Kindly

 

Read all of John Dingell’s words dictated on February 7, 2019, the day of his death. My Last Words for America

 

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