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Dear Donald... Remember History?

"Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely."

Image via TIME

Mr. President;

Not that long ago, you said that you had the "absolute right" to share the intelligence you gleaned from certain sources with the Russians.  Ever hear of Lord Acton?  Well, you're living proof, right now, of his quote that "absolute power corrupts absolutely."

“He [National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster] confirmed that the president made an impulsive, unvetted decision to share info without even being aware of its source,” Julian Sanchez, an expert on privacy and surveillance at the libertarian Cato Institute, tweeted

The problem is, sir, when you start talking about "absolute rights" to do certain things as president, you're bringing up a time where kings ruled in Europe, and that was not recent times.  I understand that you have a great deal of power in your role as president, but when you start discussing how you have the "absolute right" to do something, that's an expression that hearkens back to discussions about the Divine Rights of Kings.  You, sir, are not even a little bit royal, and we certainly know what has happened as far as anyone declaring, or even a little bit intimating, that they have absolute power.  In the 20th century, we need look no further than Stalin, Mussolini and Hitler as examples of what could happen when leaders buy into their own notion of absolute power, and you have already been compared to the latter two gentlemen.

Countries don't thrive when their rulers say they have "absolute rights."

You keep saying you're going to make America great, but you've no idea how to deliver that, except to yourself and your own elitist comrades.  With your laughable attempt at a health care bill to replace Obamacare, which is by no means flawless, you've ensured that millions of Americans are going to lose their health care coverage unless you're able to afford the ridiculously expensive propositions you've put forward.  

And what's even more ludicrous is that you seem to know it's terrible; you admitted as much to Australian Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull when you said, “I shouldn’t say this to our great gentleman and my friend from Australia because you have better health care than we do.”

If American health care is so terrible, Mr. Trump, do something about it.

Granted, I'm but a friendly Canadian - one of your neighbors to the north, and one who enjoys pretty decent health care.  I get mine through the government and through a company in my province - that's like a really big state, sir.  When I had each of my two children, there were no worries that my hospital bill would be so ridiculously high that I might have to remortgage my home.  I didn't have to worry about spending thousands of dollars on pain relieving medication, because my government takes care of that for me.  

I see rights for all continuing to be diminished in your country, whether it's by your repeal of the Title IX amendment or whatever the case may be, your leaking of sensitive information to the Russians, or modifying a health care bill so that fewer and fewer people have access to good medical care and can actually afford it.

You're coming across more like a two year old and less like a world leader of 70.  Between the random name calling and the complete recklessness with which you appear to be leading the country, your people have no idea as to what is actually happening in the United States.  Your staffers are reportedly running scared, wondering who will be next on the chopping block - Sean Spicer is apparently the odds-on favorite, by the way - as they try to figure out how to douse the latest fire you've caused because you are that kind of unstable.

Mr. Trump, please.  See someone about this apparent and inherent megalomania of yours and perhaps consider full-blown retirement.  The world is stressful enough without you running around and behaving as though you've been named king of the world without the requisite grace and intelligence to be called that.

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