SONNET ADVOCATING FOR REMOVAL
Let us not to a true democracy
Admit impediments. Truth is not true
When a false leader in his lunacy
Tells fibs until his orange face turns blue.
O no! Truth cannot bend to one's own will
But shines a constant light towards which we strive
That guides us forward, backward, moving, still,
And teaches what it means to be alive.
Truth is no liar's fool; its modest breath
Cannot serve up the whole of our desires,
But lies on lies lead to a culture's death,
Exterminates in all-consuming fires.
So senators who wish their truth to prove
Have but one choice: convict him and remove.
—Fred Camper, with deepest apologies to William Shakespeare and his magnificent Sonnet 116.
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January 25, 2020.