Kerry O’Grady is a Secret Service agent. Her job is to protect the president, and other elected officials. Her position requires her to accept the ‘Hatch Act,’ a provision which forces agents to offer their own lives in protection of the president. Ms. O’Grady posted on Facebook that she would violate that requirement if Trump’s life was in jeopardy.
“As a public servant for nearly 23 years, I struggle not to violate the Hatch Act. So I keep quiet and skirt the median. To do otherwise can be a criminal offense for those in my position. Despite the fact that I am expected to take a bullet for both sides. But this world has changed and I have changed. And I would take jail time over a bullet or an endorsement for what I believe to be disaster to this country and the strong and amazing women and minorities who reside here. Hatch Act be damned. I am with Her.”
Unlike Republicans, Ms. O’Grady believes in principles and morals. She refuses to become a hypocrite and follow the lead of the entire GOP.
The discovery of her Facebook posts will force her to face disciplinary action; she is willing to accept her punishment. Unlike the president she is required to protect, Ms. O’Grady is willing to make a sacrifice for her country; the American people.
I have always considered respect as the most important quality a human being can possess. I have ended relationships and quit jobs after I lost respect for romantic interests and employers or supervisors. America does not respect Donald J. Trump. He is a man with no morals. He has never sacrificed one thing for our nation. In contrast to Ms. O’Grady, all of Trump’s efforts have been to acquire additional wealth and soothe his fragile ego.
Trump is a puppet of Vladimir Putin. To deny that fact is not only foolish, it is a blatant slap in the face to the American people. Trump has begun his efforts to become our first fascist leader; our first fuhrer. His executive orders will restrict the free flow of government, and harm millions of Americans who are not members of the one-percent.
Ms. O’Grady should not be required to protect a man who hates my America. Trump’s presidency is illegitimate, and is not worthy of any American’s loyalty.
By James Turnage
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