The Third “Debate”

It’s late at night and I couldn’t sleep — thinking about the so-called “third debate” between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

As I thought about what I heard, I was reminded of the famous remark by Joseph Welch during the McCarthy hearings, “Have you no decency, sir?”

The accusation by President Trump that his opponent, Joe Biden, was “skimming” money from his son, Hunter, and from Joe’s brother that they were receiving from the Ukraine, was so outrageous that I was stunned — and obviously so was Joe Biden.

Unfortunately, we have all become so used to the President telling lies that we were not as shocked as we should have been. And, the terrible thing about it is that many of the people watching that “debate” will believe him.

I have long since realized that the people who believe (and believe in) Donald Trump will believe anything he says — no matter how outrageous it might be.

As I grieve for my country and worry about the outcome of the presidential election in less than a couple weeks, I thought back to those famous words — “Have you no decency, sir.”

Beau Weisman, Editor