Cowards Die Many Times Before Their Death...
In Rome and In Washington.

In my previous essay, I mentioned what Shakespeare wrote in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” I referenced Fatty, one of my three granddaughters who lives in Taunggyi, Myanmar.

This article uses another Shakespearean quote, “Cowards die many times before their death, the valiant never taste of death but once,” which was from Julius Caesar.

Our fake president, Donald the Dumb, freely admits that the IRS has audited him repeatedly. Trump said, “I’ve been audited every year. Twelve years or something like that.” In addition, he has declared six bankruptcies.

As president in the past two years and four months, he has lied or made misleading statements over 1,000 times, according to the Washington Post. Additionally, this is a list of people who have been indicted and/or found guilty of misconduct: George Papadopoulos, Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, Michael Flynn, 13 Russians financiers, Alex van der Zwaan, Konstantin Kilimnik, 12 Russian GRU, Michael Cohen, Roger Stone, and Sam Patten.

Finally, over the years, Trump has been accused of sexual misconduct by twenty-three women. Along with the sexual misconduct charges, there are two women with whom he has had affairs and who he has attempted to pay off: Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal.

With these and an equally long list of other compromising issues, only one of the republicans in the Congress has spoken out for impeachment. Rep. Justin Amash is the sole member of the Congress that has had the courage to stand up to Trump. One…only one.

Now, there are rumors that some republicans have questions about Trump, but they are the cowards referenced by Shakespeare, “Cowards die many times before their death, the valiant never taste of death but once.”

Now, here is a litmus test to determine who the cowards are. How many of them would allow any female members of their family to be alone with Trump? How many of them would put Trump in charge of a company? How many of the would trust Trump with their money?

Our country is run by many cowards. Nonetheless, Rep. Justin Amash is not one of them. Surely, he read Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and Theodore Roosevelt’s “Man in the Arena.”

"Rep. Justin Amash, the Man in the Arena"

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

This is the complete video of Amash’s townhall.