A Constitutional Crisis or a Crisis of Faith?


As President Trump and his minions deliberately mislead the American public with lies, distortions, and omissions in order to deflect and diminish the special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible Russian collusion, potential obstruction of justice, and alleged money laundering, we could be headed into what the media is calling a "constitutional crisis." The Rev. Jim Wallis shows us the real challenge ahead is a crisis of faith. Donald Trump's attempts at establishing himself as an autocratic ruler above the law requires us to recall why leading theologians believe we need democracy.

CS Lewis said, "The real reason for democracy is... [m]ankind is so fallen that no man can be trusted with unchecked power over his fellows." And, American public theologian Reinhold Niebuhr wrote, “Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.”