A rhetorical question for the masses, coming from one who is more pastoral than political, at least in actions. Here is the question. Why is that so many think that “leaking’ is both a ‘prima facie’, and an ‘a priori’ bad thing? Anyone who studies military history knows that most of our victories have their genesis in some form of leaks. The Revolutionary War was won with weaponizing leaks, as now does social media. What would honest history be without the Pentagon Papers bei…ng leaked? It could be asserted that leaking is one of the most courageous forms of Patriotism we have witnessed, and that would include Enron and the Tobacco Industry tactics. It was once leaked to one of my heroes, Marine General Smedley Butler what the government had planned for him and he went berserk. Read up, and do not allow us to be divided into linguistically arranged camps all for the purpose of control. Facebook, for sure allows and assertion of identity and free association that we would not allow in polite company, yet ask yourself, is this making America great? Maybe a designated month of silence with no cable news would be a path to greatness. No loss as they are mostly redundant and can pick up where they left off. The other obvious poison in the soup of the indomitable American spirit is the daily mental operation of cognitive dissonance that has infected the population at large, from Youth Soccer and Baseball to the halls of VFW’s and Church socials, and that is not the need to be right but to prove with bellicosity that you are not wrong. It is control tactics folks, don’t buy it. The greatest commandment of all is to “love your neighbor as yourself.’ That was not a suggestion but a commandment. Jesus did not say “I hope you will love.” Carry on for the balance of this summer with an effort to not divide. It wont be easy, but it may be the salvation of the Republic. At 241 years old, we are one of the youngest Democratic/ Republics in the world. Lets not allow outside forces to mess this up. That is what these hearings are really about, not male peacocks vying for power.