I was re-reading some of the articles I wrote some time back (to make sure I “got it right”), and I found that the article on Harry Truman was particularly pertinent during the presidency of Donald Trump.
Titled, “There was Only One Harry Truman — And We’ll Never See His Like Again,” the article was dated November 14, 2014, and you can find it in the “Government” section (Number 18) of “Categories.”
Unlike other presidents, Harry Truman left office with little or no fanfare and returned to Independence, Missouri, where he spent the rest of his life as just another citizen of the United States.
When offered high-paying jobs by corporations trying to use his status as a former president, Truman turned them down saying “You don’t want me. You want the office of the President, and that doesn’t belong to me. It belongs to the American people and it’s not for sale.”
I find that hard to imagine for Donald Trump or any other member of his administration after he (or they) leave office.
As always, I am interested in your comments on this “article” and/or the original article about former President Harry Truman. And your comments on any other article in CMC Digest are always welcome.
Beau Weisman, Editor