The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efﬁciency or inefﬁciency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole. .... Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing butthe truth should be spoken about him or anyone else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about anyone else.”
President Theodore Roosevelt. May 7, 1918.
It’s time for us to restore the Republic from the ground up.