Editor’s note: This letter is by James Hall, a resident of Center Rutland.
It is one thing to elect a president and then find there are numerous legal and very possibly criminal issues surrounding the individual’s recent past as the tenure of office-holding goes forward. It is another thing to know of very questionable legal and possibly criminal conduct during the 2-3 week period prior to Election Day, with virtually zero discussion, especially by the media, including The Herald.
Just imagine the furor and print space dedicated to this type of situation should it have applied to a Republican. We have seen enough over the last four years, in the skewering, the burning at the stake of President Trump — in particular the last 2 1/2 years. To the people on the other side, the end justifies the means and there is no limit to that concept. With this kind of a mindset, anything can be accomplished, and it has been.
The next steps will need to deal with the aftermath of election illegal activity and beyond, the illegal procedures and conduct of some leaders in the current election, and the very questionable activity of the Biden family during Joe’s former tenure as vice president.
We are either a nation of laws with standards of conduct being applied to all or we are not. If we are not, when did that concept become acceptable? If it is acceptable to one party, why is it not acceptable for the other? Is it “one nation under God, with liberty and justice for all,” or does that mean something else?
We have some work to do, and that applies to everyone who holds that the rule of law and standards — and application of such — apply to everyone equally going forward. It applies even to the Democrats and their wholly owned subsidiary, the media.
James B Hall