Blog 2433 – 06.23.2023
Falsely Accused? Enough Is Enough
“I did not do it” are words we first learn as children shortly after “mama” and “daddy.” We are it would seem, all born lawyers always protesting that we are being falsely accused.
One of my favorite TV dramas as a boy was the long running series, The Fugitive with David Janssen playing Doctor Richard Kimble. The show always began with a voice over and a scene of Dr. Kimble handcuffed to his nemesis Lieutenant Gerard being escorted by train to prison to be executed, “Falsely accused of the murder of his wife, reprieved by fate when a train wreck freed him on route to the death house, freed him to live a life of lonely desperation searching for the one armed man he saw leaving the scene of the crime.”
It is sadly true than many accused and convicted of crimes are not guilty. It is also true that others are never made to pay for their crimes, but get away with them. In the nineteen-sixties TV version of The Fugitive and also the nineteen-nineties movie starring Harrison Ford, Doctor Richard Kimble finds the one-armed man and is exonerated for being falsely accused of killing his wife.
Many are watching closely the Congressional hearings investigating the January 6, 2021 attempt to obstruct the orderly transition of power after the 2020 Presidential election. It remains to be seen what the outcome of all this testimony will be.
As children we were taught, “You cannot lie and get by – the truth will always out.” I still hope that will be true in this case. Some brave people have been true to the oath they swore to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America. Others have not, having sworn a superseding oath to hold on to power, the rule of law and the country be damned. Indeed it shall be if this challenge to our democracy goes unchecked.
Falsely accused? The overwhelming evidence says otherwise.
Your friend and fellow traveler,