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Speaker Ryan’s firing of House Chaplain Father Pat Conroy on April 16, 2018 is a very big deal… perhaps the biggest deal since Comey’s firing nearly a year ago.

In Comey’s new book, he warns of the catastrophic damage to our American culture by unethical decision making. He writes that “values – like truth, integrity, and respect for others, to name just a few – serve as external reference points for ethical leaders to make decisions…”

Using this lens to view Speaker Ryan’s unlawful termination of the House Chaplain, knowing that it’s yet another stark example of the Trump team’s assault on our American principles of diversity, freedom of religion, tolerance, and many similar… it’s imperative that we not allow this wrong to go unaddressed.

Can Speaker Ryan lawfully blindside the House Chaplain and terminate without cause, or worse… as a political vendetta? No, he actually cannot. It appears that this Mafia-style counter tactic of Ryan’s, used to intimidate and coerce others to fall in line with the Boss’s agenda – or else – is what has taken place here.

Again, Comey’s book contains everything we need to construct the proper view of all these extreme circumstances, and hopefully move quickly to craft a counter strategy. Firing the House Chaplain is a cognitive dissonance moment. CODE RED. It’s therefor imperative that we block the corrosive effect this unethical corruption fosters, by reinstating Father Pat Conroy as House Chaplain, and demanding disciplinary action be taken against Ryan.

According to multiple news outlets, the House Chaplain said a prayer back in November 2017, during the height of the Tax Bill being debated on Capitol Hill, asking lawmakers to “be mindful that the institutions and structures of our great nation guarantee the opportunities that have allowed some to achieve great success, while others continue to struggle…” and thus Congress should “…guarantee that there are not winners and losers under new tax laws, but benefits balanced and shared by all Americans.

Further, since day 1, Trump’s anti-American discriminatory agenda has alarmed the majority of us, making it entirely possible that Trump team’s mission is to do just that… add Father Pat Conroy’s religion to the growing Trump Discriminatory Hit List:

  • Muslims
  • Mexicans
  • Blacks
  • Women
  • Catholics

We can’t be numb to such injustice. It’s destroying the noble core of our American identity.

And I can’t help but wonder if this travesty is about Speaker Ryan’s guilty conscience every time he says the Act of Contrition: “My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy.”

Speaker Ryan must be held accountable for all of his alarming sins, particularly this one.

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