Who will speak for the citizen?

To the Editor:

On the freezing evening of the day that all but one United States Senate Republican voted not to impeach Mr. Trump, at whose trial these same Senators had voted to exclude witness testimony, a peaceful crowd that grew to over 200 protested along the sidewalks of Clinton and North Pearl in Albany. Drivers and passengers in passing cars honked and waved, but most media (with the exception of WNYT, channel 13) gave little coverage to the event.

A retired movie star’s death seized the headlines. Unsentimental and civil, constituents protesting a Constitutional crisis seemed not as print worthy. Since the Roberts Court ruled in favor of international corporations spending freely in the politics of this country, money virtually speaks.

Money showed up at the impeachment too. John Bolton, a self-proclaimed witness to the president’s abuse of power, refused to present himself as a witness to the House of Representatives. Instead Bolton advertised his coming tell-all book, which might make millions. Bolton’s cowardice diminishes all else in his career and cries for justice. (If one took the price of the book and sent it to one’s favorite candidate, reparation might begin.)

Who will speak for the citizen — the uncommon, common person — whose peaceful protests are intended to say to the community and the world that the majority in this country still value the Constitution over cash? What journal will consistently investigate and disseminate the truth?

Anne McCabe


Editor’s note: The Enterprise is a hyperlocal newspaper, covering Guilderland, New Scotland, and the Hilltowns. We’ve covered rallies in Albany when they involve local citizens and we’re made aware of them.

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