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I just read Barr’s letter (Sun 3.24) and want to share this observation at these unfolding of events.
I have been an outspoken critic of Trump since his announcement to run for President of The United States. (Perspective: I started my studies of history, political science and literature at the University of Texas in Austin my sophomore year 1966 and have been an ardent student of those interests and others since then. I read Trump’s book The Art of the Deal when published in 1987 as I was building my own real estate development company.)
The Mueller Report and the Barr Letter are positive moments in global democracy and US leadership. In short it debunks any notion of a witch hunt. It also reminds us that ineffectual proficiency, poor judgement, and inappropriate behavior are not criminal offenses. So who (if you are drawn to the shame and blame game) should we say is culpable or responsible?
On Further Reflection
More important questions come to the fore that should be part of the conversation over the coming days, weeks, and months.
Question 1. Who owns what? In the case of the Mueller Report, who is the owner of that document?
Question 2. Is it time to rethink the Constitution of the United States?
Some observations I think are worthy of serious on-going conversation.
The world and the United States is in its third fundamental evolution of civilization since the late 1700s.
There were about 2.5 million people living in the United States’ original 13 States in 1776 in an agrarian culture and economy. The Industrial Revolution was emerging about that time in England and over the next one hundred years transformed the nature of life and work. Massive numbers of people migrated from rural agriculture lifestyles to work in factories in cities. Mass production of goods, increased efficiency, reduced costs and enabled more to be produced. Steam power enabled trains, railways and machinery that changed manufacturing and transportation forever. The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Office on June 1, 1900, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21.0 percent over the 62,979,766 persons enumerated during the 1890 Census. The global population reached one billion mark in 1804.
We are now at the forefront of the third major transformation of civilization in the modern era, this time brought about by the Internet and the connection economy. Today the US population is approximately 330 million and global population is 7.2 billion.
Reflect now on the two questions posited earlier here. In that light, how would you answer those questions?
The fundamentals of society and all its impacts require an evolved understanding and thinking. The time for that leadership is now.