Letters, Sept. 30
Why it matters
Why does it matter if Donald Trump asked the President of Ukraine to find dirt on Joe Biden?
The Constitution of the United States begins with “We the People of the United States ... establish this Constitution for the United States of America” and Abraham Lincoln emphasized that we have “a government of the people by the people and for the people.” Donald Trump didn’t ask for dirt on Biden to benefit “we the people of the United States.” He used the position and the authority of the president of the United States for personal political gain.
He has placed himself above the people of the United States and has shown that he will do almost anything, probably anything, for his personal political and financial benefit. That is why Trump’s withholding much-needed funds for Ukraine to defend itself from Russian attack unless the president of Ukraine provided dirt on his political rival matters.