Letter: Remove Trump from office

Mr. Trump reached the highest level of leadership of America’s public service and the military without any scrutiny of his ability or suitability to perform at any level of either.

 

Repeatedly his behavior is disruptive and has an adverse impact on the good order and morale of the military, the nation and world as a whole. This behavior is likely to continue and he’s unlikely to ever perform effectively as a public servant or military leader.

Under normal advancement, people who reach this level have demonstrated an ability to lead and adhere to the proven, disciplined behavior needed to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution and laws of the nation. At the beginning of an individual military service these things are judged, and he or she may be discharged from military service for unsatisfactory performance under AR 635-200, Chapter 13. This discharge may be initiated after one counseling when any of the above behaviors have been established to exist.

This is to prevent the type of chaos we see in the world that may be directly attributed to our current leader’s behavior.

Mr. Trump avoided military service and spent his life lying, skirting laws, ignoring promises, reneging on contracts and using the public’s and private individuals’ trust for self interest. This “makes him smart” though unscrupulous. While legal as a private citizen, it is contrary to the expectations of a public servant.

As a public servant and as a military leader, selfless service is a prerequisite and public trust is inherent with the position. Individuals holding these positions set aside their self interest for the good of the American people and the nation as a whole. They put aside their personal opinions and interest to serve protect and defend the laws and Constitution of the United States.

Mr. Trump’s behavior as president is selfish and in disregard of norms, customs and established laws of this nation. This disruptive behavior is so serious that he will continue to have an adverse impact on good order and morale.

Mr. Trump is unlikely to change and perform effectively in the future as the leader of this nation and commander-in-chief of the military. For the good of the nation he should be allowed to resign, or Congress and representatives of the people, for the good of this nation, should censor and take immediate, appropriate actions to remove him from office.

Emanuel Jones

Augusta

 

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